Adam Irwin takes the reins at Pitcher Partners in Sydney

18 April 2021 1 min. read
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National accounting and consulting firm Pitcher Partners has appointed a new managing partner for its Sydney office: Adam Irwin. 

The 51-year-old is taking the reins from company veteran Rob Southwell, who has been with the firm for 21 years, 16 of those years as a partner and 9 as managing partner of the Sydney office.

Under his leadership, Pitcher Partners realised strong growth in New South Wales, growing its team to over 300 staff and 30+ partners. He also oversaw the merger with Moore Stephens in 2015, the launch of several new practices including a wealth division (currently: $2.8 billion funds under management) and the firm’s Covid-19 response.

Adam Irwin and Rob Southwell - Pitcher Partners

Building on Southwell’s fundament, Irwin has been tasked with further expanding Pitcher Partners’ offerings and presence in the region. He will become responsible for development and execution of firm strategy, key client management, and oversight of internal operations including finance, business development, sales & marketing, and information technology. 

Irwin was the most likely candidate to ascend to the top role – he has been the firm’s Sydney chief operating officer for more than 18 years. In his client work, he focuses on the delivery of transformative projects and change management initiatives. Recent assignments include the implementation of client relationship management systems, development of best practice cyber security frameworks, conducting IT reviews and delivering core IT infrastructure projects.

With over 1,400 professionals working from offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Hunter, Perth and Sydney, Pitcher Partners (a member for Baker Tilly International) is one of Australia’s ten largest accountancy-heritage professional services firms.