Deloitte welcomes three new members to Australian partnership

30 November 2021 2 min. read
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Deloitte has in the past month welcomed three new partners across a range of practices and functions: Tayanah O'Donnell, Jan Lindhaus and Nick Smith.

After a six and a half year period running her own climate adaptation, policy and risk advisory business, O’Donnell & Associates, Tayanah O’Donnell joins the Climate and Sustainability Services practice of Deloitte’s Risk Advisory division out of Canberra. A lawyer and academic, O’Donnell has also been serving as a director of Future Earth Australia at the Australian Academy of Sciences, and is an honorary associate professor with Australia National University.

“As many of you already know, I firmly believe that government have a critical role in enabling climate innovation and the necessary transitions that will occur throughout this decade and beyond,” O’Donnell said after her first week at the firm. “Working with our national team, I’m currently building out a climate and sustainability capability here in Canberra. This will be an enthusiastic team, one that gets government, and can help me in our mission.”

Deloitte welcomes three new members to Australian partnership

Jan Lindhaus has joined Deloitte Consulting’s SAP team in Melbourne after 15 years at Capgemini, most recently serving as Vice President and head of its Energy & Utilities segment. A transformation specialist, Lindhaus first joined Capgemini in Germany in 2006, where he focused on SAP within the transportation and logistics sector, before which he spent close to a decade with Accenture’s Dusseldorf office rising to senior manager.

Nick Smith has been recruited as a partner within Deloitte’s Cloud Engineering in Sydney, joining the firm via IBM where he served as head of cloud advisory for Australia and New Zealand. Altogether Smith brings 25 years worth of digital transformation and strategy experience to Deloitte, including previous stints as APAC head of advisory services for Vmware and transformation lead at Qantas. Prior to IBM, he operated his own ICT advisory, Informed.

Meanwhile, Deloitte in November also saw a number of partners come on board through the acquisitions of Magia Solutions and public health advisory Siggins Miller.