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Former CFO bolsters BDO’s Brisbane office 


The former EY and Pitcher Partners employee will provide extensive experience in the firm’s audit and assurance practice.

By Josh Needs 9 minute read

BDO has appointed former EY and Pitcher Partners employee Nigel Batters as a partner of its audit and assurance practice in its Brisbane office. 

Partner in charge of Audit in Brisbane Damian Wright said he is excited to have Mr Batters join and bring his expertise to the firm. 

“We are delighted to welcome Nigel Batters to the BDO team in Brisbane,” said Mr Wright. 

“His extensive experience and international perspective will further strengthen our audit services, enabling us to better serve our clients and help them achieve their commercial goals.” 

Before joining BDO, Mr Batters worked as the CFO for Cromwell Property Group based in the Netherlands where he gained international experience through supporting clients by resolving complex business issues. 

BDO said Mr Batters’ primary expertise involves assurance services for listed and unlisted public companies, large private companies and not-for-profit entities along with accounting standard and reporting requirements advice and assistance and preparation of financial statements. 

Over a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Mr Batters worked across significant firms like EY and Pitcher Partners where he developed knowledge across several sectors such as real estate, including funds and asset management, financial services, including brokers, dealers and capital markets, service industries, mining services and wholesale and retail. 

When asked about his decision to join BDO and move to its Brisbane office Mr Batters said he is excited to re-enter the professional services industry in Australia and looks forward to assisting the firm’s clients. 

BDO Australia was founded in 1975 and has grown to become one of the largest in the wider organisation with over 2,140 staff and more than 250 partners as well as offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Cairns, and the Sunshine Coast.


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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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