The new partners, to be admitted across all of the firm’s businesses, will take on their role on 1 July 2015.
Luke Sayers, chief executive of PwC Australia, congratulated the new partners on their appointment, praising their outstanding professional expertise and highlighting the cultural diversity among the group.
"Our new partners bring a variety of background and experience to our clients, having lived in, worked across, or delivered projects throughout Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe,” he said.
Mr Sayers admitted, however, that the firm would have liked to see more female partners appointed this year, with women making up just 17 per cent of the new appointments.
"We are not satisfied with the gender split in this latest group of partners and we are working very hard to improve this number," he said.
In an attempt to address the low number of females in the partnership, PwC said it will be adopting a target of “40:40:20” for all future partner intakes.
“This means that our aim will be to have a minimum of 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men making up our future partner admits. The remaining 20 per cent can be either men or women,” the firm said.
This aside, Mr Sayers said the partners appointed reflect areas of future growth for the firm.
“Admitting six partners into our private clients business reflects our confidence that medium and large family and private businesses will continue to be a central pillar in our nation's economic future," he said.
"More than a quarter of our new partners are from our Consulting business who, along with the partners we are welcoming from Strategy, will continue to deliver on the firm's unique ability to meet client demand for both disruptive and innovative strategies, as well as the capability to work with clients to execute those strategies.
"We've also invested in growing our presence in Western Sydney. Last week we released research which shows that one fifth of the nation's economic output comes from just 10 locations, with Macquarie Park amongst that list. With significant infrastructure spend in Parramatta about to come online, we want to ensure we are well placed to meet client demand in these emerging economic powerhouses," Mr Sayers said.
New PwC partners effective 1 July 2015:
Ian Bennett, Sydney, Deals
Tim Blue, Sydney, Tax & Legal
Chris Braithwaite, Melbourne, Assurance
Ken Brown, Sydney, Consulting
Peter Burnie, Port Moresby, Tax & Legal
Helen Burns, Brisbane, People
Steve Cary, Sydney, Deals
Erin Craike, Sydney, Assurance
Michael Dean, Sydney, Private Clients
Stefan DeBellis, Brisbane, Tax & Legal
Gary Dutton, Brisbane, Tax & Legal
John Forsythe, Brisbane, Consulting
Tim Frost, Sydney, People
Morven Fulton, Melbourne, Assurance
Rohan Hammett, Sydney, Consulting
William Kangas, Sydney, Consulting
Alex Klat-Smith, Sydney, Consulting
Natalie Kurdian, Sydney, Tax & Legal
Stuart Landsberg, Brisbane, Tax & Legal
Neil Livesey, Sydney, Consulting
Ken Maxwell, Canberra, Consulting
Bruce Meehan, Melbourne, Assurance
Richard Mickle, Perth, Deals
Stuart Morley, Melbourne, Private Clients
Keenan Muir, Greater Western Sydney, Private Clients
Tony O'Malley, Sydney, Tax & Legal
Brad Peake, Jakarta, Assurance
Jason Perry, Melbourne, Assurance
Matt Reid, Melbourne, Deals
Cameron Rider, Melbourne, Tax & Legal
Mark Sands, Canberra, Private Clients
Dale Sanftl, Melbourne, Private Clients
Ryan Smith, Sydney, Private Clients
Robert Speedie, Melbourne, Deals
Edwina Star, Sydney, Consulting
Mark Thomson, Adelaide, Consulting
Nadia van Dommelen, Perth, Deals
Greg Weickhardt, Melbourne, Tax & Legal
Ben Woodbridge, Brisbane, Assurance
Eduardo Arnoni, Melbourne
Chris Bartlett, Sydney
Dominik Baumeister, Sydney
Peter Burns, Sydney
Sarah Butler, Shanghai
John Cunningham, Sydney
Varya Davidson, Sydney
Benjamin Gilbertson, Melbourne
Steven Hall, Sydney
Andrew Herrick, Sydney
Andreas Hilz, Sydney
David Hovenden, Kuala Lumpur
Bernadette Howlett, Sydney
Tim Jackson, Sydney
Mark Jansen, Canberra
Nick Kotwal, Sydney
Chuck Lyman, Melbourne
Suzanne Lyman, Melbourne
Chris Manning, Sydney
Peter Maskell, Canberra
Jonathan Sharp, Sydney
David Vrancic, Canberra
Geoff Walpole, Canberra
Robert Williams, Sydney