EY Japan announced today that Andy Embury will retire as EY Japan Advisory Leader. Effective as of 1 July 2018, Bill Farrell will assume the post as his successor.
Andy Embury was named Chairman and Representative Director of EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Tokyo; co-led by Masahiko Tsukahara, President and Representative Director) in 2016. During his two-year tenure, Andy initiated a revamping of the EY Japan Advisory business, including a number of structural reforms. Under his valued leadership, EY Japan Advisory has seen significant market growth and a strengthening of key financial metrics. Andy plans to retire from EY once he completes his term.
Bill Farrell will take over the leadership of EY Japan Advisory from Andy. Bill joined EY 12 years ago and he has taken on a progression of major leadership roles at EY from partner of People Advisory Services (PAS), to Global Head of Talent at EY Advisory, and most recently Oceania Advisory Regional Managing Partner. Consistently demonstrating effective leadership skills, Bill succeeded in scaling the EY Oceania Advisory business significantly and boosting its financial performance. Before joining EY, Bill held a number of senior posts in the Asia Pacific region, in Europe, and in the U.S., where he leveraged his management capabilities utilizing his rich experience and knowledge.
Bill inherits an organization with a strong foothold in the Japan market due in large part to the dedication and commitment of his predecessor. He plans to further grow EY Japan Advisory going forward by strengthening client relationships, as well as recruiting and deploying talented professionals, so that EY Japan Advisory can provide high value-added services for clients in a wide range of sectors. To this end, he will lead EY Japan Advisory in working closely with EY Japan's other service lines, leveraging the synergies of EY Japan as a whole. He will also apply more resources in areas where client needs are evolving quickly, and focus on digital consultancy backed by new digital services: digital strategy, digital operations (robotic process automation, "RPA," data analytics, and artificial intelligence) in addition to digital trust (cybersecurity, and financial crime investigations).