RSM's former South Africa CEO Louis Quintal joins Australian practice

18 April 2022 1 min. read
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The Australian wing of RSM has strengthened its team with a high-profile office transfer, welcoming the former CEO of RSM South Africa – Louis Quintal – to its partnership. 

Louis Quintal has been appointed a partner in RSM’s Sydney office, where he is a member of the Assurance and Advisory division. The appointment brings the number of partners and principals in the Sydney office to just under 40. 

Now entering his 20th year at RSM, Quintal brings extensive experience in audit, financial management, and risk and compliance control to the national practice. 

Louis Quintal, Partner, RSM

Quintal joined RSM in South Africa in 2004 and rapidly grew the ranks to become a partner in 2008. After serving as Head of Audit for several years, in 2020 he was appointed to the role of CEO of RSM in South Africa. He succeeded Brian Eaton, who held the top role for 19 years and transitioned to the role of Chairperson (he still holds the role and is also Chairperson of the Board of RSM International).

A 2019 winner of RSM’s annual ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award (which celebrates excellence in career progression and contribution to the RSM network), Quintal works for clients across sectors, with a focus on players in the manufacturing, business services, aviation, franchise, and retail sectors. 

Welcoming Quintal to the Australian team, Anthony Smith, RSM Australia’s Managing Partner of the Sydney office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Louis to the RSM family. There is something quite unique and transferable about experience gained from working in other RSM firms like our South African counterpart which will be immensely valuable to our team here.” 

Louis Quintal is a Chartered Accountant and registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. 

The appointment comes one week after RSM was named Australia’s top Accounting and Consulting Services Firm by the Client Choice Awards in the band for firms with over $200 million in revenues.