Deloitte continues partnership expansion through new recruits

30 January 2023 3 min. read
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Having kickstarted the year with close to a dozen newly promoted partners, Deloitte continues to build its senior leadership team through another half a dozen partnership recruits.

Deloitte continues to boost its Australian partnership with a handful of new recruits lured to the firm so far this year.

Jill Riseley and Rob Daly join in Melbourne and Sydney respectively, while Lachlan Saunders has returned to Brisbane from Deloitte’s Canadian practice, joined in the office by Rob Kennedy and David Rissik. Also arriving in Australia is company veteran Peter Saunders, who crosses to Deloitte’s Sydney office from London.

Deloitte continues partnership expansion through new recruits

Jill Riseley joins Deloitte as a sustainability partner in Melbourne after spending the past three years as the chief executive of Recycling Victoria. Noted as a corporate sustainability pioneer and industry leader in circular economy transformations, Risely has amassed more than two decades worth of corporate, public and boardroom experience with a focus on carbon reduction initiatives, including through appointments to key industry and government panels.

“I'm delighted to join the team at Deloitte,” Risely stated. “For those of us who have worked in sustainability for some time, there's a palpable momentum and it's time to seize the opportunities to make our world, industries and communities more sustainable, fairer and prosperous (including the transition to a circular economy). I'm really excited to be able to help deliver on this promise and join an organisation with such incredible talent and competencies.”

Also joining as a sustainability and climate change partner is David Rissik, who will be based out of Brisbane as a member of Deloitte’s risk advisory team.

Rissik joins after five years at maritime-focused technical consultancy BMT, where he served as Head of Capability and Innovation, and brings significant climate risk experience to the firm, including a lengthy stint as deputy director and adjunct professor with Griffith University’s National Climate Change Research Facility.

A leader in Deloitte’s Finance & Performance practice with expertise in strategy and operations, Lachlan Saunders has transferred back to Brisbane after spending close to a decade and a half in Deloitte’s Toronto office, including as a partner since the start of 2021.

Saunders previously spent five and a half years as a performance improvement consultant with PwC in Brisbane from 2003, joining the firm on the back of a commerce bachelors from the University of Queensland.

Deloitte has also welcomed Peter Saunders to Australian shores, with the company veteran joining as an Audit & Assurance partner in the firm’s Private team out of Sydney after spending more than thirty years with Deloitte UK in London. There, he led the firm’s Professional Practices industry group, and earlier spent a stint in California after graduating from the University of East Anglia in 1989.

Saunders is described as a specialist in serving private businesses as they develop and grow.

Rob Kennedy rejoins Deloitte as a partner in the firm’s Infrastructure & Capital Projects team in Brisbane, crossing after two years as a principal with infrastructure specialist E3 Advisory.

Previously, he was the managing partner of Public Partners, and spent an earlier half-decade career stint as a corporate finance analyst with Deloitte. He returns with extensive experience in social infrastructure planning and project delivery, particularly in the transport, justice, water and housing sectors.

An insurance executive and senior actuary, Rob Daly’s financial services career dates back for more than three decades to Dublin, with subsequent stints at Munich Re and Willis Towers Watson acquisition Tillinghast in London, New York and Australia.

Daly later served as the Chief Risk Officer for CommInsure and Managing Director of Insurance at Westpac, and brings a strong focus on data analysis and digitally-driven industry transformation to Deloitte’s team in Sydney.