RSM rings in the new year with seven new partners

03 January 2022 3 min. read
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Celebrating its 100th year in business, professional services firm RSM Australia has made sixteen leadership promotions across its city and regional offices, including seven new partners.

Accounting and consulting network RSM has rung in the New Year by making seven partnership promotions across its offices in Australia, with a further nine professionals elevated to principal. The firm says that, despite the challenging conditions of the last 18 months, the record number of new senior appointments reflects a spike in demand from mid-market businesses for practically all of its services.

“Congratulations to our new leaders on achieving what is a career milestone for most accountants and consultants,” said Jamie O’Rourke, RSM’s chairman. “They are a diverse and talented group who have consistently demonstrated commitment to our values to positively impact our clients, their teams and the communities we operate in.”

RSM rings in the new year with seven new partners

Robert Zammit
A member of RSM’s Financial Services business out of Perth, Zammit first joined the firm in 2007 on the completion of a Business-Commerce degree at Curtin University, since moving his way up from financial modelling and technical support to client advisory.

Joanne Wynne
A fellow Commerce graduate from Curtin, Wynne likewise makes partner in RSM’s Perth office, having been with the firm for more than two decades. A specialist in international and capital gains tax, Wynne serves clients in mining and real-estate sectors among others.

Kian Ghahramani
Ghahramani makes partner in Sydney after seven and half years at the firm, joining in 2014 following more than seven years of prior accounting experience. He provides tax planning and advice to clients in the hospitality, IT, and property & construction sectors among others.

Patrick McMaster
McMaster is a member of RSM’s Business Advisory division out of Melbourne, with experience spanning the retail, property development, health and manufacturing sectors among others. McMaster has been with RSM since 2013, earlier spending 17 years at WHK.

Mark Nichols
Serving in RSM’s Business Advisory unit in Sydney, Nichols has been promoted to partner after twelve years at the firm – having previously spent close to a decade between Aon and KPMG. Nichols oversees RSM’s specialist Strategic Outsourcing service in Sydney.

Dan Hutchens
Hutchens has been a member of RSM Perth’s Risk Advisory division for the past six years, prior to which he spent over six and a half years as the director of risk management for the University of Western Australia, and close to four years as an executive director at Ernst & Young.

Jaime Lam
Newly promoted Risk Advisory partner Jaime Lam leads RSM’s Government, Healthcare & Community sectors in Melbourne, with client work extending to the Asia Pacific. Lam joined the firm in 2010 following five years at Grant Thornton.

New principals
Meanwhile, the following seniors have been promoted to the level of principal:
- Richard Martin, Business Advisory, Melbourne
- Michelle Di Fede, Business Advisory, Melbourne
- Laura Westbrook, Business Advisory, Ballarat
- David Friend, Assurance & Advisory, Sydney
- Martin Huang, Assurance & Advisory, Melbourne
- Reginald Kuek, Restructuring & Recovery, Perth
- Nicole Mohan, Risk Advisory, Brisbane
- Riaan Bronkhorst, Risk Advisory, Perth
- Minty Tafesse, Tax Services, Melbourne

In Australia, RSM has more than 1,200 staff working from 30+ offices throughout the country.