Rennie hires Ian Rakich to build and grow Business Advisory practice

15 November 2022 2 min. read
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Continuing its expansion over 2022, Rennie has welcomed a new Executive Director, Ian Rakich, who will lead the firm’s Perth office.

Having started just 18 months ago as one of the few consulting firms solely focussed on the transition to the low carbon economy, Rennie has now established a national presence and is building its capability across its five service lines.

The latest senior appointment is Perth based Ian Rakich, who has joined the firm as an Executive Director and Leader of the firm’s national Business Advisory service line.

Ian Rakich, Executive Director, Rennie

“It is great to be working with Ian again, and in such an important role in our firm,” said Matt Rennie, partner and one of the firm’s two co-founders. “Since our inception, we have put in place a solid and safe architecture for the firm, establishing deep client relationships based on personal service and trust, and slowly building the right mix of skills and experience across each of our various service lines; capital advisory, business advisory, strategy, and policy & reform.”

“With Ian joining our leadership team, we have achieved the final element in our 2022 growth strategy, to invest and deepen our presence in business advisory, an area which we believe may grow to one of our largest service areas over time.”

Rakich is well known to the Rennie team, having spent almost nine years as a senior partner within EY – Matt Rennie spent a decade himself at EY prior to fouding the firm, while fellow co-founder Simone Rennie has a six-year background at the Big Four firm.

During his time at EY, Rakich was a member of the Power & Utilities and Government practice and led EY’s Performance Improvement group nationally. His experience includes advising clients on business transformation covering operations improvement, new operating model design and transition, people, change and program governance.

Now at Rennie, he has been handed the remit to grow a team working at the intersection of performance improvement, supply chain, operations, people and customer. “The next ten years will be perhaps the greatest period of transformation that business has seen for a century. It is essential that they consider carefully how they will respond, to manage the risks and to capture the opportunities that are likely to emerge as this period begins.”

“The pieces are now all in place for a fast start to 2023 for Rennie. We are setting the platform for a sustained period of growth over the course of next three years,” concluded Matt Rennie.