Bhavesh Narsey will now be a partner at Grant Thornton’s audit and assurance business in Sydney, after over nine years at the mid-tier firm.
Mr Narsey is part of the firm’s national and Sydney not-for-profit, aged care and education sector teams, and is also on the board of the Grant Thornton Foundation and is the deputy chair of the Sydney Social Responsibility Committee.
Joining him as audit and assurance partner is Helen Wilkes, who has been with the firm for the past seven years.
Based in Cairns, Ms Wilkes has over 35 years’ experience in the provision of audit and advisory services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals in Northern Australia.
Hugh Perks has also been promoted to the firm’s partnership in its private tax and advisory business.
Mr Perks, who has been with Grant Thornton for six years after moving from Deloitte, is based in Sydney and specialises in virtual CFO services.
Grant Thornton chief executive Greg Keith said the partner appointments were a reflection of the firm’s commitment to cultivating talent throughout the business.
“What I am most proud of is the care instilled in each of our new partners,” said Mr Keith.
“Our clients consistently tell us what makes us different is that we genuinely care, and this is one thing that our new partners all have in common.
“Bhavesh, Helen and Hugh all have deep relationships with their clients and colleagues and strong links to the community.”
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