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PwC names 64 new partners

PwC has announced a total of 64 new partners will be appointed in this year’s partner intake.

News Michael Masterman 30 June 2015
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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


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