Rick Dennis retires after 34 years with EY

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Tuesday 31st March 2015 - EY today announced the retirement of Queensland Managing Partner, Rick Dennis after 34 years at the firm.

Mr Dennis is a much respected member of  EY’s senior leadership team as well as the broader Queensland business community, having led the growth of  EY Queensland twice in his role as Managing Partner, first from 2001 to 2007 and then again from 2014.

In 1981, Mr Dennis joined the firm as a graduate accountant and was admitted as a Partner of EY Australia in 1991. He was one of the leading restructuring professionals in Queensland, handling many profile insolvency assignments during the late 90’s.

In 2005, Mr Dennis established and led EY’s Australia China Business Group and has since worked closely with Chinese and Australian companies on bilateral investment and trade opportunities. He was also instrumental in the firm’s successful Asia-Pacific integration, acting as the inaugural CFO and Deputy COO for EY Asia-Pacific from 2010 until 2013.

EY Oceania CEO and Managing Partner, Tony Johnson said Mr Dennis’ contribution to EY over the years had been significant and that he would be missed.

“Rick has been an instrumental part of EY’s leadership team, in both his Asia-Pacific and Queensland roles. As Queensland Managing Partner, he has overseen the development of our business and our people in this important and growing market.”

“We wish him well as he pursues new opportunities and experiences in the market,” Mr Johnson said.

A successor for the Queensland Managing Partner role will be announced in due course. Mr Dennis will remain at EY until 1 July, 2015 following which he intends pursuing other professional opportunities.

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