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Mid-tier announces state leadership reshuffle


A mid-tier firm has announced a reshuffle of its leadership team in Queensland, with senior executives handed new roles at a state and national level.  

By Jotham Lian 11 minute read

Crowe Horwath, part of Findex, has announced an internal promotion, with Mary O’Driscoll taking over as managing partner of south Queensland.

Ms O’Driscoll was previously a senior partner for over six years, leading the business advisory team, having joined from William Buck.

Outgoing managing partner Ross Patane will return to the Crowe Horwath corporate finance team as a senior partner, with national oversight of the hotel, tourism and leisure consulting team.


Mr Patane, who is a non-executive director at Henry Morgan Limited and John Bridgeman Limited, departs the south Queensland role after six years , and will support Ms O’Driscoll during the transition period.

“Mary brings a wealth of experience to the role and a refreshing approach which emphasises the need for forward thinking and the adoption of new technologies and processes,” said executive managing partner Dan Dale.

“With customer service being one of Mary’s key drivers, clients will be in good hands.”

Ms O’Driscoll welcomed the move and relished the opportunity to deepen the firm’s customer service focus.

“I feel privileged to be granted the opportunity to lead the south Queensland business,” said Ms O’Driscoll.

“My personal approach with clients has always been a holistic one, and this aligns with our family office model.

“I am looking forward to fostering high levels of collaboration across the region to ensure our clients have access to a broad range of services and we are able to support their success and growth.”

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Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian


Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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