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Meet Deloitte’s new leaders

11 February 2019

Fourteen new partner and director appointments join a new wave of Deloitte leaders ready to help shape the future of New Zealand business

Wellington – Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new partners and seven new directors. These appointments bring the total number of partners across the firm to 119, and the number of directors to 57.

In Auckland, Reenesh Bhana is a new risk advisory partner with expertise in contract management and procurement risk, technology governance, internal audit and business process improvement. While new consulting partners Ben Edwards, Raymond Yong and Jacob Taljaard join Deloitte as part of the acquisition of Salesforce specialist firm CloudinIT announced last November.

In Wellington, Lauren Foster and Roger Lee are new consulting partners, while Lynne Golds is a new partner in Deloitte Private. Lauren has more than 15 years’ experience helping clients navigate the people aspects of transformation and change. Roger leads Deloitte New Zealand’s analytics and information management practice, helping clients understand how to better use data and information to drive business insight. And Lynne, an experienced CFO, is focused on process improvement and system optimisation for small and medium sized enterprises.

Deloitte’s new directors are based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, providing expertise and leadership for Deloitte’s consulting and assurance and advisory service lines.



New assurance and advisory director Nicole Dring (Christchurch) is focused on finding innovative solutions to enhance the quality of audits. And Hamish Anton (Wellington) specialises in helping clients meet their assurance and wider advisory needs.

New consulting director Bev Cassidy-McKenzie (Auckland) is the former chief executive of Diversity Consulting Ltd and has been named one of the world’s top 50 diversity and inclusion experts. Kate Reid (Auckland) is an expert in digital health and is the current chair of New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT). And Veruschka Drotsky (Auckland) is a business process expert with a focus on business process design, shared services and compliance.

Wellington-based consulting director Luke Collier is a technologist with a focus on helping clients merge their business and technology strategies to put their customers and people at the centre. And Harald Heimensen (Christchurch) is a service management expert with a strong technical background, specialising in enterprise service management process design and implementation.

Deloitte New Zealand Chief Executive Thomas Pippos says these latest appointments collectively reflect the firm’s ongoing investment in its people, its focus on diversity and inclusion and its commitment to the continued growth of the New Zealand practice, including through mergers and acquisitions when it makes business sense.

“Our investment in these fourteen new leaders reflects both the current demand for our services and our optimism for the future. A common thread for many of these new leaders is a deep understanding of how digital technology is shaping the businesses environment, further supporting our recent launch of Deloitte Digital in New Zealand,” says Mr Pippos.

More information about Deloitte’s 14 new leaders can be found on the Deloitte website.

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About Deloitte in New Zealand

Deloitte New Zealand brings together more than 1300 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, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown; serving clients that range from New Zealand’s largest companies and public sector organisations to smaller businesses with ambition to grow. Deloitte New Zealand is a member of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and of the Deloitte Network. For more information about Deloitte in New Zealand, go to our website www.deloitte.co.nz.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms and their affiliated entities are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more.

About Deloitte Asia Pacific

Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a member firm of DTTL. Members of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and their related entities provide services in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, The Marshall Islands, The Northern Mariana Islands, The People’s Republic of China (incl. Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), The Philippines and Vietnam, in each of which operations are conducted by separate and independent legal entities.

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