Ernst & Young continues growth in Queensland Transaction Advisory Services
Tuesday 26 July 2011 — Ernst & Young congratulates retiring partner Grant Murdoch on his appointment as an independent director of Campbell Brothers Limited.
Grant has been a partner of Ernst &Young since 2004 and during this time has grown a successful Transactions practice in Queensland. Throughout Grant's career at Ernst & Young he has overseen considerable growth in the division, leading many Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and supporting investment in the Queensland market.
Under Grant’s leadership the Queensland Transaction Advisory Services practice achieved strong growth, even during turbulent global economic conditions, with three new partners – Angus Blackwood, Matthew Rennie and Mark White – joining the team in his final year at the firm, an increase of 75%.
Grant leaves the practice in experienced hands, with Justin Walsh now leading Ernst & Young's Brisbane Transactions Advisory Services practice. Justin will continue to drive the growth of the transactions practice in Brisbane, which boasts a team of more than 70 and is a significant part of the firm’s business in the Queensland market.
Ernst & Young remains committed to increasing our investment in the Queensland market and the practice has grown substantially in the past year, with significant opportunities ahead, particularly in resources, government, economic analysis and infrastructure.
Our focus on local growth included the appointment of Matthew Rennie earlier this year as the Queensland economics, regulation and policy partner. Matthew and his team will work to meet increasing demand for robust economic analysis to assist government and private sector expenditure decisions.
Ernst & Young’s focus on the Queensland market has also seen the recent partner promotion of Mark White specialising in infrastructure advisory in Brisbane.
Transaction partner Angus Blackwood has also recently returned to Brisbane, after three years in the Adelaide office, to focus on the burgeoning opportunities in the Queensland resources sector.
On his retirement from the partnership, the entire Brisbane Transactions Advisory Services practice and wider Ernst & Young team wish Grant all the very best for the future, and look forward to a long continuing association with him.
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