PwC and Strategy& add consulting partners in Sydney and Canberra

10 April 2022 2 min. read
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The partnership of professional services firm PwC continues to grow this year, with four recent and coming additions.

Big Four professional services firm PwC has bolstered its partnership ranks with a handful of new recruits, including recently-retired former NSW Police commissioner Mick Fuller to its consulting team in Sydney.

Jane Quodling and Natalie Mitchell also join as consulting partners, while former Oliver Wyman principal Rana Lahoud has been recruited as a partner with Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business.

PwC and Strategy& add consulting partners in Sydney and Canberra

A masters-holder in finance and strategic management from the University of Sydney, Rana Lahoud has served some of the world’s largest consultancies over the past dozen years. She joins Strategy& in Sydney after three and a half years at Oliver Wyman, before which she was an associate director at KPMG.

Earlier, she spent six years as a consultant between Capgemini and Accenture, the latter based out of the United Arab Emirates.

Jane Quodling joins PwC as a partner in Canberra after a year and a half at the Australian Signals Directorate, where she served as first assistant director of general people and portfolio management. She spent the previous decade in various other cybersecurity-related public sector roles, including as a special advisor at DFAT and as the director of cybersecurity policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

After almost seven years at Amazon Web Services, including most recently as ANZ head of strategic enterprise for the public sector, Natalie Mitchell joins PwC’s digital innovation & cloud engineering practice out of Sydney, where she will lead PwC’s AWS alliance. Previously, she was the director of business development at digital consultancy ASG, and has held senior roles at Salmat and Macquarie Group.

After a more than 30-year career in law enforcement, Mick Fuller is preparing to join the partnership of PwC according to the AFR, where he will advise clients on public safety and organisational change matters. The hard-nosed former NSW Police commissioner stepped down this year after a five-year tenure, and will reportedly join PwC in July following the completion of an independent inquiry into the recent NSW floods.

Fuller regularly courted controversy during his time as commissioner, with hard-line stances on public health policing during the first wave of the pandemic and on issues such as pill-testing at festivals and the practice of police strip-searches, including of underage teens.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph on the matter, Fuller stated his belief that young people needed to have respect and be fearful of law enforcement.