PKF adds partners and principals in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney

25 January 2024 3 min. read
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The Brisbane and Adelaide branches of accounting and advisory network PKF have added several new partners since the start of the year, while the firm’s Sydney office has promoted two new principals.

Aaron Richards, Jasmine Tan and Elijah Fieg have all stepped up in Adelaide, while an earlier round saw Susan Mortimer and Sam Pickard elevated in Brisbane – taking each branch’s partnership numbers to respectively eight and eleven individuals.

Ewan McIvor and Marcus Teoh have meanwhile been bumped up to principal in Sydney.

PKF adds partners and principals in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney

Aaron Richards
A member of PKF’s management and business advisory team, Richards has been with the firm for close to a decade and a half, joining in Adelaide in 2010 after completing a commerce degree with the University of South Australia. Described as the office’s resident cloud specialist for operational improvements, Richards also brings experience in business valuations, succession planning, financial modelling and data analysis.

Jasmine Tan
Tan meanwhile joined the Adelaide office in 2012, crossing after two and a half years with the Singapore branch of Ernst & Young. Also a commerce degree holder, gaining her masters from the University of Adelaide, Tan becomes a partner in PKF’s Audit & Assurance division, where she specialises in serving clients in the not-for-profit, education and manufacturing sectors. In addition to English, Tan is fluent in Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Elijah Fieg
The third of the trio of partnership promotions in Adelaide, Fieg has been with PKF for over seventeen years, joining the firm in 2006 while undertaking a commerce and international relations double at Flinders. Fieg is a specialist in superannuation matters and leads the firm’s self-managed super fund team, while also working in the areas of business services and taxation with a focus on industry sectors such as agriculture, retail and manufacturing.

Susan Mortimer
PKF also made two earlier partnership promotions in Brisbane, effective from the beginning of the year, including Susan Mortimer in its Business Advisory division. Now pushing toward three decades of accounting industry experience, Mortimer advises small and medium-sized enterprises in all areas of taxation, financial reporting, business structure, superannuation, and retirement planning.

Sam Pickard
Also a member of PKF’s business advisory team in Brisbane, Pickard becomes a partner after joining from Deloitte as a director in 2018, before which he spent more than a decade between Moore Stephens and PwC. Pickard has developed a broad accounting, taxation and advisory skill-set over the course of his career, with particular experience serving the property, mining, manufacturing, and tourism and hospitality sectors among others.

More recently, PKF’s Sydney & Newcastle branch has also promoted a handful of its professionals, including the elevation of Marcus Teoh and Ewan McIvor to principal within the firm’s Audit & Assurance practice. McIvor has been full-time with the firm since 2019 after a preceding stint on secondment from a former PKF member in Scotland, while Teoh joined in 2017 following five years with the Kuala Lumpur office of Ernst & Young.