EY Oceania announces new Executive Leadership Team Structure

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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In response to increasing market complexity and sector convergence, EY CEO and Oceania Managing Partner, Tony Johnson, announced five appointments to the Executive Leadership Team, three new Office Managing Partners and significant changes to the firm’s go to market structure.

The new Executive Leadership Team appointments are:

  • Jenelle McMaster will succeed Mike Anghie as the Oceania Accounts Leader on 19 March following Mr Anghie’s retirement from the EY partnership
  • Glenn Carmody will succeed Mike Wright as the Oceania Assurance Leader on 1 July 2018 when Mr Wright assumes the role of APAC Deputy Assurance Leader
  • Lucille Halloran will take up the newly created role of GPS, Health Life Science & Transport Market Segment Leader
  • Selina Short will take up the newly created role of Energy, Industrial & Real Estate Market Segment Leader
  • Jenny Young will take up newly created role of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) & Consumer Products Market Segment Leader

“The new appointments provide a great balance of functional service line expertise with the insights of market segment leaders. That diversity of thought is further enhanced by the increased gender diversity in our leadership team, which is now 50 per cent female, providing us with the diversity so critical for driving innovation in our operating model,” said Mr Johnson.

Also announced were the appointments of Alison De Groot, Ben Willems and Fiona Drummond as Office Managing Partners in Brisbane, Christchurch and Perth respectively.

The three new Market Segments effectively consolidate nine existing Market Segments to create a leaner and more agile operating model that is more responsive to evolving client needs. The three Market Segment Leaders will be supported by 15 industry leaders to provide knowledge on the market, connections to the industry and to EY services.

“Industry convergence is here and our operating model needs to reflect this. The changes we’ve announced today will strengthen the connection of our Partners with the market and we’re reflecting this reality in a lean, agile and more efficient operating model,” said Mr Johnson.

“This efficiency helps our people focus on doing what they love and do best - being active in the market, providing advice to clients and helping build a better working world.”

“The appointments we’ve made today, and the changes to our operating model position EY for the next stage of our growth in Oceania,” said Mr Johnson.

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