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BDO appoints 17 partners for 1 July promotions


The appointments reflect the firm’s commitment to developing its employees through to the partner level, it said.

By Josh Needs 12 minute read

BDO has appointed 17 additional partners as part of its 1 July promotions, taking the firm’s total number of partners up to 269. 

Tony Schiffmann, BDO’s chief executive partner, said the promotion of 17 employees to partner demonstrates the firm’s commitment to developing its workers. 

“We remain committed to nurturing the people that we have at BDO and today’s announcement of 17 people moving up to the position of partner demonstrates our support of future leaders by providing tangible career development opportunities,” said Mr Schiffmann. 


The firm said the promoted partners work throughout its firm with three in audit, two in tax, eight in business services, and four in its advisory practice. 

After reaching the 250 partner milestone in January, BDO said its consistent growth over 2022–23 with 18 lateral hires – of whom 12 were drawn from larger global competitors – reflect the strength of the firm’s ability to attract experienced talent, along with the strong demand for its services. 

The firm said it had reached over 2,350 employees, and that its culture and brand promise of “ideas people trust,” plays a pivotal role in its retention strategy and makes BDO an attractive destination for professionals looking for change. 

Along with the 17 promotions to partner, the firm said it would reveal several director appointments on 1 July, which it said reflects its dedication to nurturing internal growth. 

Those who were part of the 1 July promotions to partner were: 

  • Dane Perumal - audit 
  • Gunnar Kaebisch - business services 
  • Jonathan Cave - business services 
  • Lilian Luu - business services 
  • Tina Han - audit
  • Courtney Whitecross - corporate and international tax
  • David McVeigh - corporate finance 
  • Gemma Lynam - corporate finance 
  • Rachel Smith - business services 
  • Tali Mackay - financial management consulting 
  • Daniella Biagi - business services 
  • Eythan Barraclough - business services 
  • Hien Tran-Mach - business services 
  • Lachlan Kennett - private wealth 
  • Amy Liang - tax 
  • Lindsay Head - business services 
  • James Gaustad - audit


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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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