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ESV Business Advice and Accounting appoints three additional directors


The promotions reflect the business developing homegrown talent, says senior partner.

By Josh Needs 12 minute read

ESV Business Advice and Accounting has announced three promotions to join their senior leadership team.

James Raiti and Shae Rasmussen join as client directors and Hemant Nisar as a technical director.

ESV’s longest-serving partner, Kurt Baker, said that the firm was glad to see the three make the move as it showed the company’s development pathways.


“It is so pleasing to see our own home-grown talent take the next step in their career at ESV, as they continue to make their mark in their chosen area of specialty,” said Mr Baker.

“We focus on providing a clear pathway for all team members – our people know exactly what they need to achieve to go from junior adviser right through to client director and then partner.

“We offer the training, mentoring and support our people need to achieve their career goals.”

ESV’s programs enabled employees like Mr Raiti, Mr Rasmussen and Mr Nisar to progress, said Mr Baker.

“Through initiatives including our emerging leaders program, management development coaching program and bespoke coaching leadership development program we create individual programs that support growth and development,” said Mr Baker.

“This is a key differentiator for ESV which we are very proud of.”  

Mr Raiti originally joined ESV as an adviser in 2014 and after a period away rejoined in 2018.

He said that he was grateful for the promotion and was keen to continue the work in his new role.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to continue working hand-in-hand with business owners in the mining, construction and renewable industry space,” said Mr Raiti.

“My team and I will continue our focus on helping our clients navigate a successful business journey through delivery of our bespoke client service plans.”  

Mr Rasmussen specialises in working with international clients who are looking to commence operations in Australia.

He said that the firm had helped him develop his skills and gave him the chance to work with multinational companies.

“I started at ESV back in 2016 on a rather steep learning curve after realising the tax systems and business environment within Australia are very different to those in New Zealand,” said Mr Rasmussen.

“Since that time, I have relished the opportunity to work with several multinationals to effectively establish and build a presence in Australia.”

Mr Nisar joined ESV over eight years ago as a senior auditor and has since developed into a key member of the audit and assurance team.

He said he was looking forward to further assisting clients in his new role as technical director.

“I’m enjoying the opportunity to offer additional technical expertise to clients of ESV in the areas of audit, assurance and regulatory requirements,” said Mr Nisar.

Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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