William Buck adds Chris Leahy and Kyle Wathen to advisory team

02 May 2023 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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William Buck has expanded its Business Advisory practice with two new directors: Chris Leahy and Kyle Wathen.

Both new joiners cross from counterpart Fordham Group, where they spent a combined two decades in the firm’s advisory practice.

Appointed a director in Melbourne, Leahy specialises in finance, business performance, tax advisory, and performance improvement, serving companies across sectors. He re-joins William Buck ten years after leaving the firm to pursue a career internationally, holding executive roles in Vietnam and Cameroon. He most recently was a partner at Fordham Group.

William Buck adds Chris Leahy and Kyle Wathen to advisory team

Also based out of Melbourne, Wathen brings extensive experience in business growth, commercial improvement, dispute resolution, business succession, and management buyouts to William Buck. He works for clients across sectors, with a focus on the property and construction sector, building on early career experience gained in the sector prior to joining Fordham Group fourteen years ago.

Welcoming the two new directors, Lindsay Holloway, Managing Director of William Buck in Victoria, said: “We are delighted to have Chris and Kyle join us to continue the growth trajectory of our Business Advisory division and extend new opportunities to the broader firm.”

With 125 directors and a 950 staff in nine offices across Australia and New Zealand, William Buck is one of the region’s largest accounting and consulting firms. The firm is a member of global network Praxity Alliance.

In January, William Buck boosted its Business Advisory practice with five new directors, and last month, fellow-Victoria based Ross Burt was promoted to the director rank.