Deloitte Consulting welcomes three new partners to its partnership

18 October 2021 3 min. read
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Deloitte has recruited a trio of seniors over the past weeks, admitting Anatoly Tulchinsky, Daniel Houseman and Kirsten Watson into its Australian partnership.

Kirsten Watson joins as a partner in Deloitte’s human capital practice in Sydney; Anatoly Tulchinsky strengthens the firm’s Data & AI team out of Brisbane; and former KPMG partner and transformation practice leader Daniel Houseman has taken up a similar role in Melbourne.

Anatoly Tulchinsky joins after a two-year stint as a senior director for applied AI solutions at IT and consulting firm CGI out of Montreal, where he also served as head of its data, analytics & AI practice. Previously, he spent nine years at IBM, latterly as Head of Technology and Development, Watson Cognitive, Analytics and AI Solutions, and earlier nine years at business intelligence software company Cognos, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2008.

Anatoly Tulchinsky, Daniel Houseman and Kirsten Watson - Deloitte

“With his track record of delivering novel and innovative solutions (evidenced by the number of live patents he holds for algorithms and data solutions) I’m excited to see Anatoly bring his pioneering thinking to our vibrant AI community and to our clients, helping them achieve above and beyond their digital transformation goals,” commented Deloitte Consulting managing partner, Ellen Derrick, who took on the role at the end of last year.

Daniel Houseman joins the Deloitte partnership after close to 20 years at KPMG, the last seven as a partner. Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Houseman kicked off his career with a brief stint as an Analyst at Accenture, before finding his way to KPMG in 2003. From there, he worked his way up the senior ranks to serve as a director in KPMG’s Financial Services Advisory division.

In addition to leading the firm’s payments advisory practice, from 2017 Houseman was tasked with overseeing its transformation practice, which typically leads extensive transformations for KPMG’s largest clients. “I’ve been fortunate to work with great people on some truly historic projects at KPMG over the past 18 years, and been part of building some fantastic businesses,” he said on LinkedIn, adding that he was excited to be joining Deloitte.

Kirsten Watson has vacated her position as Transport NSW’s first-ever Chief People Officer to join the human capital consulting team at Deloitte. Prior to her four years with Transport NSW, Watson spent two and half as an executive at Ausgrid, and before that more than a decade with the NSW Department of Customer Service. Like Houseman, she kicked off her career with Accenture, spending seven years with the firm before a brief stint at BDO.

“Kirsten brings the perspective of an experienced transformational CHRO to the team to help our clients deliver their workforce agendas,” said Derrick. “She is an innovative thinker who has successfully led the delivery of outstanding end-to-end experiences for her teams and delivered results in the context of ambitious reform. I am looking forward to seeing her help our clients successfully implement transformational programs.”