Lucille Halloran, who has led the Canberra office over the past four years, will take up the new role, vacating her current position of Canberra managing partner.
Ms Halloran will be replaced by Todd Wills.
In a statement, the firm said Mr Wills has 25 years’ experience in the professional services industry across the government and private sectors, with a primary focus on corporate and international tax and business advisory.
Mr Wills praised Ms Halloran for the job she has done and said he was excited to build on what she has already achieved.
“Lucille has done a fantastic job leading the Canberra team and I look forward to building on the momentum she’s created in the local market,” he said.
“The current economic climate has created some challenges in both the public and private sectors. With this comes greater opportunity, as clients gravitate to organisations like EY with our exceptional depth in capability and relentless focus on client service.
“EY has a strong local team who is dedicated to supporting local businesses, government and the Canberra community. With the strength of our global organisation behind us, we are perfectly placed to help our clients navigate any challenges as we continue the growth of our Canberra practice.”