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Grant Thornton adds a partner in Perth


Joanne Esterhuizen joins after previously working in senior roles at Deloitte and PwC.

By Josh Needs 11 minute read

Grant Thornton has appointed Joanne Esterhuizen as partner of audit and assurance at its Perth office, joining from Deloitte Australia.

Ms Esterhuizen said she was excited to join the Grant Thornton team and provide exceptional service for all her new clients.

“Building strong relationships with my clients is at the heart of what I do,” said Ms Esterhuizen.


“Bringing my technical expertise together with a detailed understanding of my client’s business and their needs allows me to deliver practical, fit-for-purpose, quality solutions.

“I value the importance of delivering insight to clients and by joining the team at Grant Thornton, I look forward to getting to know new clients and earning a position as their trusted business adviser.”

Partner and Perth office chair at Grant Thornton, David Hodgson, said that Ms Esterhuizen would bring much-needed knowledge to the Perth office and the firm as a whole.

“Our audit and assurance group is a vital part of the Perth office and the addition of Joanne is an exciting step in this division’s continued growth,” said Mr Hodgson.

“Her experience leading and delivering high-quality audit and advisory services to a range of companies including listed, multinational and private companies significantly strengthens our offering.

“In the current ever-evolving business environment, the challenges faced by leadership teams are becoming more complex, and having Joanne as a part of our amazing team allows us to support and care for our clients and assist them to grow.”  

Ms Esterhuizen has provided external audit and advisory services to businesses across multiple industries such as energy and resources, manufacturing, service delivery and construction.

Grant Thornton said she had successfully planned, coordinated and executed large-scale audits spanning multiple locations across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Ms Esterhuizen is a qualified chartered accountant in both Australia and South Africa and joins after most recently working as a director at Deloitte Australia having previously worked for PwC in both Australia and South Africa as a senior manager.

Grant Thornton is part of a global network that has over 61,700 professionals across 147 countries with the Australian team consisting of 165 partners and 1,300 staff across offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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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