BDO welcomes Nick Fox, Nick Hardy and John Haggett as partners

16 August 2022 2 min. read
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BDO has bolstered its partner team in Australia with three new members, who all arrive with a Big Four background.

Appointed a partner in the firm’s Sydney office. Nick Fox heads up BDO’s national CFO Advisory offering.

“We are pleased to welcome Nick to BDO, particularly at a time where client demand for reliable financial information and efficient decision making is becoming paramount,” said Grant Saxon, BDO Sydney office managing partner.

Nick Fox, Nick Hardy and John Haggett

Fox joined BDO from Deloitte, where he spent around four years, latterly in the position of director. Prior to that, he was a partner at Vital Addition and served McGrathNicol, as well as led his own consulting boutique.

At BDO, Fox will focus on helping CFOs and their wider finance teams on transformation, process optimisation and improving decision-making. Saxon: “Nick’s experience in running his own practice helping businesses with their finance function, as well as his background in business restructuring, will be an invaluable resource to our clients as they navigate challenges that lie ahead.”

Nick Hardy and John Haggett meanwhile have become a partner in BDO’s Project & Infrastructure Advisory practice.

Commenting on the appointments, Darren Black, BDO’s National Leader for Project & Infrastructure Advisory, said: “We continue to attract high calibre talent to meet the increasing demand for project, infrastructure and transport advisory services we are experiencing. We’re looking forward to the energy, enthusiasm and courage that Nick and John bring to the team, the wider firm and our clients.”

Hardy brings more than 17 years of experience building and leading high performing teams on complex mega transport and transformation projects. Based in Melbourne, he joined from EY where he was a Director in its Infrastructure Advisory practice.

“Nick will be integral to BDO in the pursuit of the Victorian Government’s transport agenda as he is recognised as a trusted advisor in both transport and the broader infrastructure space.”

Haggett brings over 15 years of experience in the infrastructure space and an international background in large scale transactions across Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. He has extensive knowledge across multiple sectors including transport, healthcare and environmental, with exposure across a range of procurement models.

Previously a Director in the Infrastructure Advisory practice of PwC, Haggett has advised throughout the full project lifecycle from concept development, through procurement, up to contract close and into delivery – acquiring a keen understanding of issues faced by public and private sector clients in optimising commercial structures, delivering efficient procurements and raising finance.

Black: “We are building an incredibly strong Project & Infrastructure team, welcoming a number of highly respected industry experts with sought-after reputations. This has been recognised by the sector and we are being invited to bid for a multitude of diverse engagements across Australia. It’s an exciting time for our team.”