Matthew Savage takes the reins of EY in Papua New Guinea

08 March 2021 1 min. read
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EY has announced a leadership succession in its Papua New Guinea business, with Matthew Savage taking over the reins from Madhu Nair. 

Madhu Nair was one of the founding partners of EY’s operating in Papua New Guinea – the eastern half of New Guinea comprising a population of 8.8 million. Since its inception in 2012, EY Papua New Guinea has grown to a team of over 40 professionals operating from an office in Port Moresby.

“Watching our team grow and develop has been one of the great highlights of my career with EY,” said Nair, who has been with EY for over two decades. “The time is right to hand over to Matt – he is the best person to lead the firm through its next exciting stage of growth. He is a leader with an excellent commercial mind and he has demonstrated this in Papua New Guinea consistently over the past two years.”

Matthew Savage, Managing Partner Papua New Guinea, EY

Matthew Savage has similarly been with the global accounting and consulting firm for twenty years, based in Port Moresby since 2018. having led the Assurance practice, he now takes over the top role. “It is a great honour to be taking over the reins from Madhu. He helped build the firm and his passion, professionalism and dedication have placed us on solid ground to continue on our growth trajectory.”

In Papua New Guinea, EY provides its full suite of services including audit, accounting, financial advisory and consulting. “Our clients are household names in the country and internationally,” explained Savage.

Outgoing Oceania Regional Managing Partner Tony Johnson said: “I am confident the practice is in good hands, and with the great people and clients we have in the business will go forward in leaps and bounds.”