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Mid-tier appoints 5 new partners


Pitcher Partners has welcomed five new partners to the firm, including two appointments from the big four.

By Reporter 8 minute read

The new partnership appointments include former EY partner Murray Graham, who has joined Pitcher Partners’ Brisbane office as a tax partner.

Mr Graham spent over 22 years at the big four firm as a corporate tax partner in the its private client services team where he serviced numerous listed companies and privately owned companies across a wide range of industries.

Pitcher Partners’ Sydney partnership has also welcomed Steven Bragg, a former partner at KPMG.

Mr Bragg was the national lead at KPMG’s motor industry services, and will look to provide consulting, audit, tax, M&A, industry-specific training and one-on-one mentoring to the Australian Retail Motor Industry in his new role at Pitcher Partners.

The mid-tier firm has also appointed Jason Murphy, Travis Lapthornem and Yina Tang as partners in its Melbourne office.

The trio have risen through the ranks at Pitcher Partners and were promoted this month.

As a corporate finance partner, Mr Murphy will look to work closely with business owners and investors to assess the value of businesses and shares, intangible assets and employee equity instruments.

Mr Lapthornem, who has been with the firm for over 16 years, will now be a partner at the firm’s business advisory and assurance division.

Ms Tang, who specialises in tax advisory, has joined the Melbourne partnership after 14 years at the firm.

Pitcher Partners national association chair John Brazzale said the appointments highlight the importance of ensuring new leaders are championed at a time when client care and support is needed the most. 

“The middle market has done it tough over the past year,” Mr Brazzale said.

“As businesses navigate challenges and opportunities, it is humbling to know that Pitcher Partners is committed to making business personal for the many business owners who make up the engine room of Australia’s economy.”

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