Moore makes series of senior appointments across Australia

10 July 2024 4 min. read
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Accounting and consulting network Moore Australia has made a number of mid-year promotions, headlined by Matt Thomson’s recruitment as CEO of Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

National chairman David Tomasi will also hand over Western Australia managing partner duties to James Tng, while Steven Moore has been recruited as chief operating officer for South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Additionally, Moore has made four new director appointments in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, bringing its overall number of partners and directors to 77 across the country, where it sits as the 20th largest firm of its kind.

Moore makes series of senior appointments across Australia

Moore also said it had grown its local headcount by over one tenth this year to a total of 600 professionals, while pointing to their almost 40,000 colleagues in 114 countries worldwide together pulling in revenues of $4.5 billion. This figure ranks the firm on the fringe of the global top ten, while the ~$90 million generated locally places it in an equally tight top 20 battle.

Tomasi said Moore maintained a bullish outlook on the back of strong recent growth: “In the wake of the Big Four media coverage over the last few years, we are seeing clients and staff alike make more considered choices. Our focus is on continued investment and the development of our staff to ensure our practices stay ahead and are able to meet the challenges of the future head on.”

James Tng
Tomasi will now hand over to James Tng after the past six years as Perth managing partner, while continuing in his role as Australia chairman and global energy and mining leader. A specialist on complex tax matters, Tng has been with the firm just short of a decade, prior to which he spent more than a decade and a half between UHY Haines Norton and Grant Thornton dating back to 1998.

“I am excited about the future of our profession,” Tng stated. “Over the past decade, we have seen more innovation and change than in the 50 years prior. The advent of new technology, such as AI and cloud computing, has made considerable changes, which means that we must be an innovation-driven profession, whilst not losing sight of the common humanity that makes us a trusted advisor.”

Matt Thomson
Meanwhile, former PwC Asia Pacific project advisory lead partner Matt Thomson has been recruited to head up Moore’s Queensland/Northern NSW branch out of Brisbane. Thompson crosses after five years as the CEO of North Queensland-based professional services firm Carey Group, which has now formed a new consulting and corporate finance enterprise with Moore.

In addition to PwC, Thompson also spent time as a global director at Worley helping to establish the engineering consultancy’s advisory line in North America and the Asia Pacific, with an earlier eight years at Deloitte where he served as national lead partner for risk consulting. He now takes over from Coffs-based managing partner Greg Mallam, who will step down following a transition period.

Steven Moore
As the firm’s new COO for South Australia and the NT, Moore likewise joins with an impressive professional background, including thirteen years as a partner and two and a half decades in total at Accru. He has since served in a variety of executive and governance roles, including as the CEO of the Glenelg Football Club and more recently as CFO of professional services firm Eckermanns.

New directors
Adelaide has also seen the promotion of Antonio De Souza as an audit director after joining the firm from Nexia in 2021, while tax director Thomas Cusmano has been elevated in Perth after joining as a graduate in 2005. Melbourne pair Anthony Molloy (government incentives) and Laura Osborne (business advisory) likewise step up, having respectively joined in 2018 and 2016.