Deloitte continues partnership expansion through new recruits

Deloitte continues partnership expansion through new recruits

After starting the year with nearly a dozen newly promoted partners, Deloitte continues to build its senior leadership team through another half dozen partnership recruits.

Deloitte continues to boost its Australian partnership with a handful of new recruits lured to the firm so far this year.

Jill Riseley and Rob Daly join from Melbourne and Sydney respectively, while Lachlan Saunders has returned to Brisbane from Deloitte’s Canadian practice, joining Rob Kennedy and David Rissik in the office. Also arriving in Australia is company veteran Peter Saunders, who is moving from London to Deloitte’s Sydney office.

Jill Riseley joins Deloitte as a sustainability partner in Melbourne after spending the past three years as the CEO of Recycling Victoria. Recognized as a corporate sustainability pioneer and industry leader in circular economy transformations, Risely has gained more than two decades of corporate, public and boardroom experience with a focus on carbon reduction initiatives, including through appointments to key industry and government panels.

“I am delighted to be joining the team at Deloitte,” said Risely. “For those of us who have worked in sustainability for some time, there is a palpable momentum and it is time to seize the opportunities to make our world, industries and communities more sustainable, fairer and more prosperous (including the transition to a circular economy). I am very excited to be able to help fulfill this promise and join an organization with such incredible talent and skills.”

David Rissik also joins as a sustainability and climate change partner, who will be based out of Brisbane as a member of Deloitte’s risk advisory team.

Rissik joins maritime-focused technical consultancy BMT after five years, where he served as head of capability and innovation, and brings significant climate risk experience to the firm, including a long period as deputy director and adjunct professor at Griffith University’s national climate change research Facility.

Lachlan Saunders, a leader in Deloitte’s finance and performance practice with expertise in strategy and operations, has relocated back to Brisbane after spending nearly a decade and a half in Deloitte’s Toronto office, including as a partner since the beginning of 2021.

Saunders previously spent five and a half years as a performance improvement consultant at PwC in Brisbane from 2003, joining the firm on the back of a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland.

Deloitte has also welcomed Peter Saunders to Australian shores, with the company veteran joining the firm’s private team from Sydney as an audit and assurance partner after spending more than thirty years with Deloitte UK in London. There he led the firm’s Professional Practices industry group, and had previously spent time in California after graduating from the University of East Anglia in 1989.

Saunders is described as a specialist in serving private businesses as they develop and grow.

Rob Kennedy rejoins Deloitte as a partner in the firm’s Infrastructure & Capital Projects team in Brisbane, crossing over from infrastructure specialist E3 Advisory after two years as a principal.

Previously, he was the managing partner of Public Partners, and spent an earlier half-decade career as a corporate financial analyst at Deloitte. He returns with extensive experience in social infrastructure planning and project delivery, particularly in the transport, justice, water and housing sectors.

An insurance executive and senior actuary, Rob Daly’s financial services career dates back more than three decades to Dublin, with subsequent stints at Munich Re and Willis Towers Watson acquisition Tillinghast in London, New York and Australia.

Daly later served as the Chief Risk Officer for CommInsure and Managing Director of Insurance at Westpac, and brings a strong focus on data analytics and digitally-driven business transformation to Deloitte’s team in Sydney.

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