EY makes two dozen partnership promotions in Australia

04 June 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
More news on

Professional services firm EY has made two dozen mid-year partnership promotions in Australia, in addition to the 21 new partners the firm has brought in over the past financial year.

The internal promotions, including a further eleven professionals who were bumped to associate partner level, were made across the firm’s four primary divisions, covering assurance, strategy & transactions, tax, and consulting.

The total of 45 new partners across the year is well shy of the 80-odd who were promoted or recruited in the previous period, however departures have been limited to a degree that the firm’s overall tally remains close to the 850-mark.

EY makes two dozen partnership promotions in Australia

Oceania managing partner David Larocca acknowledged that it had been a tough market for professional services in recent times, but said the firm’s latest partnership intake demonstrated its ongoing commitment to investing in leaders to secure its long-term future.

“When interviewing our newest partners, we were inspired by the diverse slate of leaders rising up to lead our firm,” Larocca stated. “Their backgrounds, perspectives and passion for our services are energising. Each of the individuals has consistently demonstrated a commitment to integrity, outstanding client service, and leading diverse teams.”

As a breakdown, more than a third of the promotions – or nine in total – were made in EY’s tax division, a further eight in assurance, and just three apiece in its strategy & transaction and consulting divisions. In Consulting, Gurmeet Sodhi, Jon Lucas, and Bruno Daniele were promoted in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Meanwhile, as to the firm’s lateral partnership hires, the majority were made in consulting, including Nick Gower and Jon Christensen as part of the firm’s Future Friendly acquisition and more recent recruits David Jackson, Tenielle Colussi and Faye Griffiths – the latter pair who have crossed from Accenture after more than a decade and a half and two and a half decades each.