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William Buck announces internal promotions amid record year of growth in Director appointments
7 July 2022 | Minutes to read: 2

William Buck announces internal promotions amid record year of growth in Director appointments

By William Buck

William Buck has announced four internal promotions to Director and seven to Principal from 1 July, to complete a record year of appointments that’s seen 28 new Directors appointed and taken our total to 118.

Promotions span several divisions, strengthening William Buck’s service capabilities across Business Advisory, Tax Services, Restructuring and Insolvency, Superannuation and Audit and Assurance.

Achieving growth both organically and through strategic mergers has positioned the firm to make the appointments and respond to heightened demand for our depth of knowledge and breadth of services.

“It’s the underlying strength and continuity of our relationships that enable us to maintain our strong client base in the middle-market – a segment we’ve remained true to for 125 years,” said Jamie McKeough, Chair of William Buck Australia and New Zealand.

“To become a Director at William Buck, in addition to outstanding technical skills, you need a proven ability to form meaningful client relationships, provide value to clients and develop staff.

“Those that we’ve welcomed to key leadership positions this year have not only delivered exceptional client service consistently, but they have demonstrated this relationship-driven approach and a strong alignment with our CARE values.”

Of the 28 directors appointed in the last 12 months, nine were lateral hires while 19 were internal promotions. Further to this, a quarter began their careers at William Buck – testament to the firm’s commitment to promote from within where possible and develop staff to their full potential.

“Our commitment to learning and development continues to evolve to meet shifting needs and support sustainability and succession. The rapid rise of many of our younger directors is evidence of this, and that we support the personal and professional growth of our people.”

“In addition to expanding our capabilities across our traditional service lines, we’ve appointed two senior-executives, a promotion to the newly created roles of Chief Learning Officer, and the appointment of a new Chief Risk Officer.

“People and Collaboration are two of our key strategic pillars and these new roles will support us to deliver on our other strategic pillar of delivering superior client value.”

We congratulate our newly appointed leaders and thank them for their significant contributions.

New William Buck Directors

Nicola Bird, Tax Services (NSW)
Cain Meschiati, Business Advisory (SA)
Garth O’Connor-Price, Restructuring and Insolvency (VIC)
Marisa Cursio, Chief Learning Officer (VIC)

New William Buck Principals

Peter Andreassen, Business Advisory (QLD)
Zeb Ashton, Wealth Advisory (VIC)
Lloyd Crawford, Audit and Assurance (NSW)
Berrin Daricili, R&D Tax Incentives (VIC)
Jennie Morrison, Business Advisory (VIC)
T’Shona Panton, Business Advisory (VIC)
Alistair Taylor-Spry, Audit and Assurance (SA)
Daniel Sander, Business Advisory, Associate Director (NZ)

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