Synergy Group adds 10 new partners to senior leadership team

12 October 2023 2 min. read
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Synergy Group has welcomed ten new partners to its senior leadership team, lifting the size of the partnership to twenty-four.

The new partners span several of Synergy Group’s lines of business and operate across the firm’s offices in Australia. Headquartered in Canberra, public sector-focused Synergy Group is one of the country’s leading management consultancies.

Liesel Meinecke and Leanne Halley are a member of the Digital practice, Mark Jeffries and Emma Pilbeam serve the Defence & National Security practice, while Sarah Baker and Vijay Tampi make the step up to partner in the Program Design & Delivery practice.

Completing the fresh partner intake line-up are Hayley Tonkin (Assurance), Kimberley Macdonald (CFO Advisory), Shiv Goundar (Government), and Jason Perelson (Creative).

The chief executive officer of Synergy Group, Robert Kennedy, said the appointments are a result of continued growth for the firm and its commitment to investing in its people.

“At Synergy Group, we operate on the absolute belief that we are successful when we put our people first and at the centre of everything we do. We invest in our people and support them to be the best they can be through clear career pathways for development and progression.”

“Each individual brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our senior leadership group. Our diversity, life experience and ability to use a growth mindset to adapt, evolve and deliver better outcomes for our partners and clients is, and will continue to be, pivotal to Synergy Group’s success now and into the future”, Kennedy continued.

At a time when Australia’s consulting landscape has been rocked by revelations at PwC and other firms, Kennedy said Synergy Group’s ability to adjust to market conditions while maintaining its strong culture are key to the organisation’s success.

“These promotions represent a significant investment in our business strategy and align with our strategic intent to leverage our position as one of Australia’s leading professional services firms in a national market,” Kennedy said. “We have opened new offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, to add to our Canberra presence. An office in Sydney is not far away.”

“We are also investing in our business foundations, including systems and process, to ensure we can support growth and maintain a focus on a strong culture to make sure our peoples’ experience of work remains exceptional.”