Strategy consultancy EY Port Jackson Partners hires new partners

11 April 2021 2 min. read
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EY’s strategy consulting subsidiary EY Port Jackson Partners has bolstered its leadership team with four new partners. 

Kym Peake has been appointed a partner in the Public Sector practice of EY Port Jackson Partners, with a focus on the federal government. She brings more than a decade of public service to the firm, most recently serving as secretary of Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services. 

Earlier in her career, she served as a deputy secretary at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and at the state’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and had a brief stint at KPMG in its consulting arm. 

Kym Peake, Chris Paxton, Paul Boulus, Miles TamChris Paxton has over 20 years of experience in strategy and management consulting working on corporate and business unit strategy, acquisitions, integration and performance improvement. He currently is Head of Strategy&’s retail and consumer practice and a member of PwC’s Deals practice. Earlier in his career he worked for strategic boutiques Pacific Strategy Partners and Crescendo Partners and Kearney. 

At EY Port Jackson Partners, Paxton will focus on engagements in the retail and consumer sectors, and the firm’s commercial due diligence offering – his track record includes delivering over 200 buy and sell side engagements for local and international private equity clients. 

Paul Boulus re-joined EY Port Jackson Partners as a partner, following a two-year stint as an executive director at wireless infrastructure company Stilmark Group. Having started his career in the government sector, Boulus previously served EY Port Jackson Partners for five years. 

His experience includes delivering growth, supply chain, pricing and portfolio optimisation projects to private sector and private equity clients across a wide range of sectors, including logistics, mining, consumer goods, and heavy industrial manufacturing.

Miles Tam has been working in consulting his entire career. After working for Accenture and Australian boutique Mainsheet (corporate advisory), he joined PwC in 2009. Over the past decade he has served the firm’s Strategy and Deals practices, and more recently joined Strategy& (which formed after PwC acquired Booz & Company). 

Tam specialises in corporate and business unit strategy for ASX 250 companies and commercial due diligence for private equity firms, with a focus on clients in the consumer goods, logistics, mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, aviation and pharmaceuticals sectors.

EY Port Jackson Partners was founded in 1991 by two former McKinsey seniors, and is part of EY-Parthenon, the strategic consulting subsidiary of global professional services giant EY, a $2.1 billion company in Australia

Other partners of EY Port Jackson Partners are Byron Pirola (managing partner), Adrian Gazzard, Anthony Gray, Christy Boyce, Edwin O’Young, Felicity Hughes, Grant Mitchell, Peter McMahon and Shane Guthrie.