Fiona Narielwalla and Joanna Georgalis join BDO's partnership

12 February 2023 2 min. read
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BDO has boosted the diversity of its partnership team with the hire of two new female partners: Fiona Narielwalla and Joanna Georgalis. Both join from rival accounting and consulting networks.

Fiona Narielwalla joins as an Audit & Assurance Partner in the Sydney office, and brings over 25 years of experience in audit and assurance services to the financial services and fintech industry.

Narielwalla joins BDO from Big Four firm KPMG, where she spent over two decades in its New Zealand and most recently US organisation. During this time, she worked with dozens of multinational clients across the wealth management, funds management, banking, leasing and insurance segments.

Fiona Narielwalla and Joanna Georgalis - BDO

“Fiona’s vast experience in the fintech and financial services industry and around audit innovation will be a great asset to our audit offering and growing client network,” said BDO Sydney Office Managing Partner, Grant Saxon.

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, Joanna Georgalis today joins the firm’s Advisory partnership. She joins from Grant Thornton, where she led the development of the Public Sector and Social Services practices within the consulting division.

Georgalis specialises in transformation, performance improvement, and change management, and has provided counsel to organisations across several industries, with a primary focus on government agencies, health and aged care providers and not-for-profits.

“Joanna is a change management expert with deep capability in business transformation and performance improvement. She is skilled at managing complex projects through the lenses of people, process and technology, delivering the best possible outcomes for organisations,” said BDO Melbourne Office Managing Partner, David Garvey. “We’re experiencing strong demand for consulting expertise, and we’re delighted to welcome Joanna to our Advisory partner team.”

The duo join a 250+ strong partner team. They lead a team of over 2,000 staff nationally.