McLean Delmo Bentleys today announced that James Hyett has joined the mid-tier firm as partner after nearly 20 years at KPMG.
Mr Hyett has extensive experience in the provision of compliance and advisory services to private and family-owned businesses, and to subsidiaries of international groups. His appointment comes following the firm's recent expansion into China in a joint venture with TST Partners.
John Delmo, managing partner, McLean Delmo Bentleys, welcomed Mr Hyett and said he looks forward to working with him to expand the firm's business services offering.
"James brings diverse experience in business advisory to the team and will establish immigration services as a new capability for our firm,” he said. “We look forward to his contribution as we grow our Business Services practice both in Australia and overseas."
In addition to Mr Hyett’s appointment, Rohan Mansfield has been promoted internally to partner in McLean Delmo Bentleys' superannuation division.
Mr Mansfield has 25 years' experience and has been with McLean Delmo Bentleys since 2012, running the firm's self-managed super funds division.
With the merger of UHY Haines Norton and the joint venture with TST Partners, the firm’s superannuation division has grown substantially and Mr Mansfield will drive the management of this growth.
Michael Lavery has also been promoted internally to the role of director in the firm’s financial planning division. Mr Lavery has been with the firm since 2005 and has been responsible for building closer working relationships between the accounting and financial services divisions of McLean Delmo Bentleys.
"We were delighted to make two senior appointments from within the team," Mr Delmo said.
“We are committed to providing development opportunities for our people so they can progress in their careers with us, and these appointments are a sign that we are delivering on these goals.”
Mr Delmo added that the appointments come at a key juncture in the firm's history.
"This is an exciting time for McLean Delmo Bentleys. We have recently announced the opening of an office in Shanghai, in conjunction with TST Partners, and are seeing strong demand for our international business services," he said.
"The appointments reflect continuing demand from clients for senior expertise in business services, superannuation and financial planning, among other areas.
"A point of difference for Bentleys is the direct relationships our partners and directors build with their clients. We are seeing continued growth across the board and have been looking to add even more senior expertise to the team," Mr Delmo said.
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