Ernst & Young and ANU collaborate
Wednesday, 6 July 2011— Lucille Halloran, Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Canberra and Professor Ian Young, Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding at Ernst & Young’s Canberra offices today.
The agreement will see both parties contribute to advisory services across all Australian States and Territories, working together to respond to potential consulting requests.
Ernst & Young Canberra Managing Partner, Lucille Halloran says the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at Ernst and Young’s Canberra offices today would mark the official commencement of a relationship that supports mutual innovation and service delivery.
“The agreement between Ernst & Young and the ANU provides scope for ongoing collaboration, bringing our unique expertise together to create opportunities that will be beneficial to both parties, as well as to our people and our clients.
“Combining our depth and breadth of knowledge from across academia and professional services will allow Ernst & Young and the ANU to better address the complex problems faced by clients in today’s competitive business environment,” Ms Halloran said.
Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Advancement) says that the agreement recognises the potential of strengthened and strategic collaborative activity. The agreement is a non-exclusive arrangement, giving ANU room to partner strategically with a range of groups where appropriate and mutually beneficial.
“Both parties bring world class brands, expertise, networks and experience to the collaboration. ANU will benefit from the strong reputation of Ernst & Young in consulting, and they in turn will benefit by accessing Australia’s highly ranked researchers in a broad range of expertise,” Professor Cardew-Hall said.
It is envisaged that the relationship will extend to other forms of collaboration and engagement, such as exchange programs.
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