Ally Flint, David Kwong and Michelle Bennett join BDO's partnership

31 January 2022 2 min. read
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BDO has recruited three new members into its partnership, with Ally Flint, David Kwong and Michelle Bennett all joining from tier-one rivals.

Ally Flint joins BDO’s Project and Infrastructure Advisory business, based in Brisbane. She most recently was a Principal in Economics at Deloitte, and will apply her apply her expertise in regional economics, land use modelling and demand forecasting to inform business intelligence across sectors with a need for evidence-based planning.

David Kwong is also a member of the Project and Infrastructure Advisory business, and operates out of BDO’s Melbourne hub. He previously led the Australian and Pacific infrastructure and precincts advisory practice of FTI Consulting.

Ally Flint, David Kwong and Michelle Bennett - BDO

He brings over 15 years of experience helping private and public clients solve problems around how infrastructure should be conceived and delivered. Kwong specialises in providing advice on complex infrastructure projects, precinct regeneration, and public policy initiatives.

Meanwhile, Michelle Bennett joins BDO’s Melbourne office welcomes as a partner in the Tax practice. She crosses from KPMG where she was an indirect tax partner with over 25 years of experience advising clients on GST, stamp duty, and land tax.

Bennett has a focus on property and infrastructure investments, mining, manufacturing, private equity acquisitions and integrations, and managing interactions with the revenue authorities across the business lifecycle.

BDO’s chief executive partner, Tony Schiffmann, attributed the latest round of senior hires to the firm’s continuing drive for quality people in response to the high levels of opportunity presenting to the firm. “We continue to see extraordinary demand for skills in our sector and this is reflected in how we are servicing our clients, attracting high calibre talent and retaining and promoting people.”