Pitcher Partners installs Gail Murphy-Nakkash as CEO of Adelaide office

02 November 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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National accounting and consulting firm Pitcher Partners has named Gail Murphy-Nakkash the inaugural CEO of its Adelaide office. 

The appointment is a first for the 40-year-old Adelaide office, which provides a range of services (business advice, audit, tax, insolvency and transactions) to high wealth individuals, small to medium companies, not-for-profit and family owned businesses.

“With a growing firm and several new partners in the firm, it was important to bring in someone with a diverse background who could drive growth and build capabilities in a newly created leadership role,” said Ben Brazier, Managing Principal at Pitcher Partners in Adelaide.

Gail Murphy-Nakkash, CEO of Adelaide office, Pitcher Partners

Murphy-Nakkash brings over two decades of experience to the role, and “while I’m not an accountant, that actually is an advantage,” she said. “What I bring to the role is a “lived experience” from different sectors, with an understanding of the fundamentals that underpin success in highly competitive and evolving markets.” 

Prior to joining Pitcher Partners, Murphy-Nakkash spent over seven years at Konica Minolta in management roles including general manager for global business services, alliance partners and bids. She also chaired the gender diversity and inclusion sub-committee.

She now relocates from Sydney to Adelaide to take on the role. “After years of holding global and national roles, I made a conscious decision to find a locally based role where I can be part of building a great company culture and driving success.” 

Earlier in her career, Murphy-Nakkash held management roles in the sales and business development functions of COS, Lyreco Group and IPMG.  

Brazier: “Gail joins us with significant experience in leadership through change, managing multiple teams, while knowing the importance of our clients through that process.”

“Building on the local opportunities that have presented themselves as a result of Covid-19, Gail will help us seize on growing organisation capabilities, improving employee experience and enhancing the client experience.”