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PwC adds ‘largest’ intake of new partners

The big four firm has appointed 92 new partners to its leadership, bringing the firm’s total new partner admissions for the financial year up to 145, 48 per cent of which have been women.

Appointments John Buckley 30 June 2021
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PwC on Wednesday announced the promotion of 92 partners to its leadership, on top of the 53 promotions admitted to the firm’s partnership in January, the largest partnership intake in the history of the firm’s Australian outpost.

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The raft of admissions takes PwC’s total partnership to 777, up from 693 partners during the same period last year.

Of the 92 new partners, 60 were promoted from within, while two will join the firm’s Australian offices on international transfers, and 30 have joined from other firms.

The firm’s consulting unit admitted the largest portion of new partners to leadership, at 37; while its financial advisory business, which includes tax, private clients, deals and infrastructure, admitted 36; assurance admitted 18; and the remaining promotions were made in internal services.

PwC chief executive Tom Seymour said a record partnership intake across the firm’s Australian offices demonstrates the firm’s commitment to growth prospects and “exciting” career paths for its people. He said the newly promoted cohort symbolise the demand in growth markets, too.

“Our new partners signify strong demand in our core businesses and in our growth markets, with experts in infrastructure, cyber security, the future of work and healthcare representing one in five of the new partners we’ve admitted since this time last year,” Mr Seymour said.

“Our new partners also demonstrate who we are as a firm. We’re constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who embody our values and have the right skills to meet our clients’ needs.”

Mr Seymour congratulated the firm’s diversity and inclusivity efforts which, this financial year, have seen partnership admissions comprise 48 per cent female promotions, while 34 per cent hail from diverse cultural backgrounds.

“We’re proud of the hard work we’ve put in as a firm to make our partnership more diverse and inclusive,” Mr Seymour said. “This financial year, 48 per cent of our partnership admissions are female and 34 per cent are from a diverse cultural background. We also have three assurance partners and one consulting partner admitted while on parental leave.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this talented group to our partnership and congratulate them on this significant achievement.”

A full list of the firm’s partner admissions from 2 January through to 1 July 2021 can be read below:

Adam Graham

Financial Advisory

Internal

Adam Magee

Consulting

Internal

Adam Vassilieff

Financial Advisory

Internal

Adele Smith

Assurance

Internal

Adrian Finlayson

Consulting

New to Firm

Amber Stevens

Financial Advisory

Internal

Andrew Howell

Financial Advisory

Internal

Andrew McKindlay 

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Andrew Mrnjavac

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Anita Le

Consulting

New to Firm

Anita Luke

Financial Advisory

Internal

Annabelle Taggart

Assurance

Internal

Anthony Buntic 

Consulting

New to Firm

Arash Azimi

Financial Advisory

Internal

Ashani Samuel-Thambiah

Financial Advisory

Internal

Ben Fielding

Consulting

New to Firm

Ben Neumann

Financial Advisory

Internal

Bernadette D'Alessandro

Assurance

Internal

Bianca Robinson

Financial Advisory

Internal

Birger Maekelburger

Consulting

Internal

Bradley Burt 

Consulting

New to Firm

Cameron Jaggers

Assurance

New to Firm

Carlos Aggio

Consulting

New to Firm

Carolyn Cosgrove

Assurance

Internal

Cassandra Fung

Financial Advisory

Internal

Charles Pickett

Financial Advisory

Internal

Chris Walker 

Consulting

New to Firm

Christa Ray

Consulting

Internal

Christiana Gurgick

Consulting

Internal

Christina Sahyoun

Financial Advisory

Internal

Craig Smith

Consulting

New to Firm

Daniel Duncalf

Financial Advisory

Internal

Daniel Knox

Financial Advisory

Internal

Danijela Malesevic

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Danny Touma

Financial Advisory

Internal

David McDougall

Financial Advisory

Internal

Denise Lucero

Consulting

New to Firm

Elizabeth Fritts

Financial Advisory

Internal

Emily Readhead

Consulting

Internal

Fiona Copp

Assurance

Internal

Gabriel Harris

Enabling Functions

Internal

Garth Williams

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Ginny Griffin

Assurance

Internal

Jacqui Visch

Consulting

New to Firm

James Deighton

Consulting

New to Firm

Janice Lee

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Jennifer Thomas

Consulting

New to Firm

Jeremy Pitchford

Consulting

New to Firm

Jessica Fantin

Financial Advisory

Internal

John Higgins

Consulting

Internal

Josh Raabe

Assurance

Internal

Justine Rapaport

Assurance

Internal

Kevin Sandler

Consulting

Internal

Kushal Chadha

Financial Advisory

International Transfer

Laura Chisholm

Consulting

New to Firm

Lauren Wright

Assurance

Internal

Linda Nitschke

Consulting

Internal

Liza Allen

Consulting

New to Firm

Masroor Khandwalla

Consulting

Internal

Meegan Fitzharris

Consulting

New to Firm

Michael Parris

Financial Advisory

Internal

Michelle Hartman

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Nicholas Chiam

Consulting

New to Firm

Nick Li

Financial Advisory

Internal

Nick Warren

Consulting

Internal

Paul Cornick

Financial Advisory

Internal

Peter Ryan

Consulting

New to Firm

Peter Stock

Consulting

Internal

Philippa Cogswell

Assurance

Internal

Pip Wyrdeman

Consulting

New to Firm

Prav Ram

Assurance

Internal

Rachel Smith

Financial Advisory

Internal

Rebecca Smith

Financial Advisory

Internal

Richa Arora

Consulting

New to Firm

Rony Azzi

Consulting

Internal

Rosemary Ide

Financial Advisory

Internal

Ryan Jones

Financial Advisory

International Transfer

Sadie Lees

Assurance

Internal

Sally Woodward

Financial Advisory

New to Firm

Salman Alikhan

Assurance

Internal

Sara Afaghi

Consulting

Internal

Scott Wilson

Financial Advisory

Internal

Sharon Ponniah

Consulting

Internal

Shehan Fonseka

Assurance

Internal

Simon Robinson

Assurance

Internal

Simon Teschendorf

Consulting

Internal

Siobhan Hall

Financial Advisory

Internal

Stuart Choi

Consulting

New to Firm

Tony Richardson

Assurance

Internal

Tsae-Chih Liew

Financial Advisory

Internal

Vanessa Brennan

Consulting

New to Firm

Vincenzo Dede

Assurance

Internal

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John Buckley

John Buckley is a journalist at Accountants Daily. 

Before joining the team in 2021, John worked at The Sydney Morning Herald. His reporting has featured in a range of outlets including The Washington Post, The Age, and The Saturday Paper.

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