BDO has appointed Faith Page as an information and technology risk and assurance partner, while Schalk Kock joins as a technology consulting partner.
The two new partners will now work alongside BDO global leader for financial services Tim Aman and Melbourne partner James Dixon to spearhead the firm’s financial services focus.
Ms Page was a former partner in EY’s financial services advisory practice and was previously a controls assurance partner at fellow big four Deloitte.
She was most recently a director of corporate and community services with the South Gippsland Shire Council, and has held a number of board roles with BankVic and Central Gippsland Health, and is also a committee member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Kock joins from consulting firm Protiviti where he was an IT consulting director.
He also held senior manager roles with Accenture and Third Horizon Consulting Partners, and was the acting head of strategy consulting with South African bank Absa.
BDO Melbourne office managing partner David Garvey said the appointments come as the COVID-19 crisis triggers a demand for technology risk advice.
“As workforces around the world continue to work from home, we are more reliant than ever on technology,” Mr Garvey said.
“Our firm is making strategic hires in the technology risk and technology advisory space so that we’re equipped with the expertise needed to help our clients navigate through this crisis and beyond.
“Risk advisory is in high demand right now from existing and new clients, and we expect this to increase as the pandemic unfolds.
“This expertise will also be crucial as organisations come out of the other side and look to embrace the opportunities the post-COVID-19 environment presents.”