The Adelaide office of the mid-tier firm has appointed Ben Brazier as its new managing principal, taking over from Tom Verco.
Mr Verco, who has been the managing principal of Pitcher Partners Adelaide for the last 17 years, will stay with the firm as a principal in its private business and family advisory division.
His successor, Mr Brazier, has been a principal at the firm since 2003, heading up the tax and business services division as well as the superannuation division, providing compliance and audit services to self-managed superannuation funds.
Mr Brazier paid tribute to his predecessor, noting that it was under the leadership of Mr Verco that led to the firm joining the Pitcher Partners network in 2006, having previously operated as Fennel Allen and Co for 25 years.
Mr Verco also oversaw the firm’s relocation in 2015 from their Greenhill Road location to Hutt Street in the central business district, and led the establishment of the firm’s South Australian Foundation, which raises money for charities hand-picked by the firm’s people on a yearly basis.
“Tom embraced this move, expanding Pitcher Partners Adelaide to be the full-service firm it is today, providing audit, business recovery and insolvency, and specialist tax consulting services to businesses and individuals in South Australia,” Mr Brazier said.
“We are all thankful for Tom’s leadership, experience and desire to embrace new opportunities as we continue to evolve as a firm.
“When I first joined the firm, and Tom became managing principal, there were only four principals, and around 30 people. Now, we have nine principals, we have almost trebled our team.”
Mr Brazier said his immediate focus for the firm would be continued growth, innovation and procuring the best talent available, starting with 10 vacationer spots in 2020.
“Pitcher Partners Adelaide will continue to expand to ensure our clients have access to a full suite of services as they grow their financial success,” he said.
“We are also focused on getting the next generation into the firm and investing in young South Australians.”
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