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Mid-tier announces double partner appointments


A mid-tier firm has announced the appointment of new partners in its Adelaide and Wollongong offices.

Promoted by Aidan Curtis 3 minute read

HLB Mann Judd has appointed Travis Rickard as an audit and assurance partner in Adelaide, and promoted Paul Apolloni to partner in its business advisory and tax consulting division in Wollongong.

The appointments bring the number of partners in the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association firms across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to 85.

Mr Rickard was formerly a manager at BDO and most recently worked as a director at boutique firm StewartBrown.

Corey McGowan, HLB Mann Judd Adelaide’s audit practice leader, said the appointment supports the firm’s broader strategy of becoming one of the few mid-tiers in Adelaide with a three-partner audit practice.

“Travis is well respected in the South Australian business community and brings significant expertise,” Mr McGowan said.

“His appointment means that our growing audit practice will be able to better engage with our existing clients, and it also enables increased independence through audit partner rotation.”

Mr Apolloni has been a manager with HLB Mann Judd’s Wollongong office since 2013, and is experienced in business advisory, taxation consulting and SMSFs.

HLB Mann Judd Wollongong partner Ben Fock said the appointment strengthens the firm’s capabilities and resources as it brings the office partner count up to five.

“Paul’s appointment comes at a time of strong demand for quality business advisory, taxation, wealth advisory and SMSF services,” Mr Fock said.

“He is a welcome addition to the partnership team.”

Tony Fittler, chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said the appointments reflect the ongoing growth and success of the network.

“Audit and assurance, tax consulting and advisory services have always been key services offered by our member firms, and we are continuing to see good growth across Australasia in these areas,” Mr Fittler said.

Aidan Curtis


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