Deloitte makes series of leadership appointments nationally

13 February 2023 3 min. read
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Having already promoted and recruited some twenty new partners so far this year, professional services firm Deloitte has made another series of high-level leadership appointments.

The cohort of new leaders includes Amanda Flouch and Cara Hartnett, who will take on the national lead roles for Human Capital and for Regulatory & Legal Support. The latter position was vacated by Justin Algie, who now becomes the Chief Operations Officer for the Risk Advisory division.

Deloitte has also recruited former KPMG pair Piers Hogarth-Scott and Ben van Delden, who will co-lead the firm’s ‘AgriFood-Ture’ business.

Deloitte makes series of leadership appointments nationally

Promoted to national lead partner for Regulatory & Legal Support, Cara Hartnett has been with Deloitte since at least 1993, including more than a decade spent with the firm’s Toronto office.

A bachelor of commerce holder from the University of Melbourne, Hartnett takes over from Justin Algie, who becomes chief operating officer of Risk Advisory after just over a year in his previous role and altogether more than a decade at Deloitte. Previously he was at Profectus.

Also ascending to a national lead partner role is Amanda Flouch, who will now oversee Deloitte’s Human Capital business in Australia from her base in Melbourne. With significant experience in complex, large-scale change and organisation transformations, Flouch has been with Deloitte for more than a decade and a half, joining the firm following a period with Barclays in the UK.

Flouch also spent four years at Accenture following a commerce degree with Melbourne University.

Having announced their departure from KPMG back in December – with an exciting new roles promised to come – former partners Piers Hogarth-Scott and Ben van Delden have now popped up at Deloitte, joining the firm’s Climate & Engineering partnership in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.

The pair will now co-lead Deloitte’s AgriFood-Ture team, which is described as combining Circular Economy and Digital Consulting capabilities in the AgriFood industry.

Van Delden previously spent two and a half decades with KPMG, joining as an audit graduate in Auckland in 1997 before crossing with the firm in 2014 to head up its AgriFood tech business. Hogarth-Scott meanwhile came to KPMG via the digital media realm, joining in 2015 after three years as a managing director at Dentsu Aegis. While at the Big Four firm, he served as national lead partner for Internet of Things, as well as leading its Digital AgriFood practice.

Meanwhile, former CBRE regional director and advisory lead Kelwyn Teo has joined the firm’s real estate partnership in Sydney, bringing two decades worth of experience in major complex real estate deals and large city-changing projects around Australia – more than 16 of those at CBRE.

A bachelor of commerce holder in accounting and finance economics from the University of Sydney, Teo also spent three years in property advisory at PwC.