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Three New Partners For Deloitte

9 June 2008

Three New Partners For Deloitte

Professional services firm Deloitte continues to grow and admitted three new partners to its New Zealand partnership on 1 June 2008. This brought the Firm’s total number of full equity partners to 77.

Deloitte CEO Murray Jack said that although the business environment was presenting challenges for some New Zealand businesses, it was critical that outstanding performers continued to be recognised.

“We’re no exception – as with all leading organisations, rewarding high calibre people is fundamentally important, regardless of the economic conditions. The Kiwi economy appears to be changing down a gear or two, but for Deloitte in New Zealand our commitment is to have the best people delivering great solutions to our clients and this cannot waver.

“We will continue to be bold in terms of our business objectives and our long-term approach to our markets. As well as the three new partners joining the New Zealand partnership in June, we have also strengthened our business in recent times by joining forces with McCallum Petterson in Auckland and Wellington, and TD Scott & Co in Dunedin.”

Murray Jack said the three new partners were all committed to delivering value to clients in their areas of expertise. “Each brings different strengths to the partnership table, and I’m looking forward to seeing them prosper and grow as they enter this next challenging phase of their careers at Deloitte.”

Profiles of the three new partners are set out below.

Brendan Lyon joined Deloitte in July 2004. He will be a partner in the Risk and Assurance team, based in Auckland. He has specialist expertise in working with medium-sized businesses and in IFRS transition. Brendon has audit and assurance clients in many industries including finance, communications, manufacturing, IT, freight and logistics, retail and construction. He also has experience working in Australia and the USA.

Shari Carter has 12 years’ experience with Deloitte and provides business and financial advice to a diverse range of clients from professional services firms through to agri-businesses. She will be a partner in the Accounting & Advisory team, based in Christchurch. Shari has widespread experience providing business and financial advice to high wealth individuals, SMEs and larger corporates. She has specific experience working with clients to acquire or sell businesses, and has also worked as a financial controller for a national financial services firm.

Richard Kirkland has been with Deloitte since 2000, and has more than 20 years’ financial and risk management experience, predominantly in banking and insurance. He will be a partner in the Enterprise Risk Services team, based in Wellington. Richard consults throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the fields of risk management and regulatory compliance, and he is an expert on the new banking capital regime (Basel II).

About Deloitte in New Zealand
Deloitte New Zealand brings together more than 900 specialist professionals providing audit, tax, technology and systems, strategy and performance improvement, risk management, corporate finance, business recovery, forensic and accounting services. Our people are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, serving clients that range from New Zealand's largest companies and public sector organisations to smaller businesses with ambition to grow.

Deloitte's local experts draw on best practice and innovative methodologies from around the world as part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, whose 150,000 people globally serve over 80 percent of the world's largest companies. A long track record and a wealth of international research into the needs of growing organisations has made Deloitte the world's leading advisor to emerging businesses. For more information about Deloitte in New Zealand, look to our website www.deloitte.co.nz


About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names “Deloitte,” “Deloitte & Touche,” “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,” or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.

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