Deloitte adds five new partners to advisory business

28 July 2021 2 min. read
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After its recent mid-year intake of seventy new partners, Deloitte has added five further additions to its partnership.

Four of the five new partners cross from rival Big Four firm KPMG: Daniel Houseman, Peter Sexton, Maura Barreto and Adrian Jager, who will join Deloitte’s partnership in October. The other new partner is Andrew Colvin, the former Australian Federal Police commissioner who was tapped by the prime minister at the start of last year to lead the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

After a stint as an officer cadet in the Australian Defence Force, Colvin altogether spent three decades with the Australian Federal Police, serving as commissioner for five years from 2014 to 2019. During his time with the police, Colvin led the investigation into the 2002 Bali bombings, for which he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia the following year.

Andrew Colvin, Adrian Jager, Daniel Houseman, Maura Barreto and Peter Sexton - Deloitte

Adrian Jager currently is a director in KPMG’s management consulting division and lead for its Queensland defence sector business. Prior to his thirteen and a half years with KPMG, Jager spent three years at BearingPoint across two stints, as well as a year at Accenture acquisition Apis. Previously he was an officer in the Navy for over a decade.

Kicking off his career as an analyst with Accenture in 2001 following a Bachelor of Commerce degree with the Australian National University, Daniel Houseman has been with KPMG for the past 18 years, working his way up to partner in 2014. Currently he serves as head of the firm’s business transformation team typically leading “extensive transformation programs for the firm’s largest clients”, along with acting as payments practice leader.

Based out of Melbourne, Maura Barreto joins Houseman in crossing from KPMG’s Transformational Program Management practice, where she serves as a director with a focus of the financial services sector. Prior to joining KPMG in 2013, Barreto was with Medibank for close to eight years, latterly as general manager of business transformation, and before her business career she was a professional ballerina certified with the Royal Academy of London.

A close to two-decade veteran with KPMG and partner in its Melbourne-based management consulting division, Peter Sexton brings more than 30 years of professional experience to Deloitte, including a five-year career start as an Aeronautical Engineering Officer with the Australian Air Force. Since then he has served in a variety of roles, including as lead partner for KPMG’s management consulting business in South Australia.

Last month, Deloitte appointed 35 new partners in its Deloitte Consulting division, which includes the Monitor Deloitte and Deloitte Digital subsidiaries.