Deloitte recruits five new partners from rivals and industry

28 February 2022 3 min. read
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Deloitte has admitted five new professionals to its Australian partnership, taking the number of external partner hires to at least a dozen in recent weeks.

The latest recruits – Tanya West, Kieran Bayles, Charlotte Marra, Simon Vardy and Heather Reed – join Deloitte offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Tanya West joins Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare transformation practice in Perth, crossing after the past eight and a half years with PwC, latterly as managing director.

Deloitte recruits five new partners from rivals and industry

West brings more than two decades of industry experience, including earlier stints with KPMG and overseeing her own consultancy in the United Kingdom. She has particular expertise in healthcare sector IT solutions and cost efficiency programs.

Also crossing from PwC after eight years, Kieran Bayles likewise joins Deloitte’s healthcare and public sector team in Perth as a technology consulting partner – with both partner recruits coinciding with Deloitte’s $166 million contract to overhaul Western Australia’s Health’s HR technology systems. Bayles’ appointment marks a return to Deloitte, having in 2007 started his career in the firm’s UK practice.

Charlotte Marra, who has completed a doctorate on fibre optic engineering with the University of Melbourne, joins Deloitte Consulting ’s financial services Digital & Cloud transformation team in Sydney. Marra joins from Google, where she was Senior Principal for Customer Value & Transformation Advisory, and has held other senior roles at IBM, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, MLC and ANZ.

Bringing over 25 years of industry experience, Simon Vardy joins Deloitte as a partner in Melbourne with a focus on sustainability and energy sector transformation. Previously, he served as Executive General Manager for Strategy, Customer and Regulation with PowerWater in Darwin, before which he spent over twelve years with Accenture, leading its utilities practice as a managing director.

Heather Reed officially joins Deloitte as a partner in the Data & AI consulting team in Sydney, after having been formally recruited while on parental leave last year. Before that Reed was head of partner business development at tech consultancy Insight. She also had a decade-long stint at Telstra, including general manager roles in business development and market strategy & development.

Earlier this year, Deloitte recruited five partners in Sydney and Melbourne, added Kim Curtain and Nick Campbell to its partnership in January and promoted 14 to partner in its year start promotion round.

Meanwhile, several new members joined the partnership through the acquisitions of three digital consultancies and healthcare consultancy The Checkley Group.