Professional services firm Deloitte has kicked off the new year with the promotion of eleven new partners across a range of practices and in most of its mainland Australian offices. Altogether, 1,400 staff received an end-of-year promotion, with the firm’s partnership count now hovering around 1,000.
Matthew Tupper is one of five partnership promotions made in Sydney. A member of Deloitte Consulting’s Enterprise Technology and Performance team, Tupper has been with the firm for almost exactly one decade, joining on the completion of a business masters with the University of Sydney.
Ashish Mahajan is an expert in cybersecurity who joined Deloitte in Sydney in the back half of 2019 after more than a decade with Australia Post and subsidiary StarTrack. In addition to his work at Deloitte, Mahajan serves as the CEO and chair of security industry bodies IoTSec Australia and IEEE.
Priscilla Ratilal has altogether spent fifteen years at Deloitte across two stints, first joining as an analyst in 2006. A transfer pricing specialist, Ratilal later crossed to the Macquarie Group for two years before returning to Deloitte in 2012, and has also spent time as a director stint with the firm in London.
Jeff Wong joins Deloitte’s M&A Tax partnership team, having been with the firm in Sydney for the past ten years, excluding an earlier internship during his commerce / laws studies at the University of Sydney and a brief, four month stint at Credit Suisse as an investment banking analyst.
Cathryn Lee is a member of Deloitte Access Economics, steadily working her way up to partner over the past seven years after joining as a senior economist at the beginning of 2016. Prior to coming on board, Lee spent five and a half years as an analyst between the Commonwealth Treasury and NAB.
Cedric Hodges likewise becomes a partner with Deloitte Access Economics, for which he now leads the practice’s Tasmanian and South Australian teams from his new base in Hobart. Hodges spent the past seven and a half years in Deloitte’s Canberra office, with an earlier career stint with the Treasury.
Imran Mahmood joins Deloitte’s partnership in Canberra, where he serves federal government clients such as the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2017, Mahmood was an associate partner at Canberra-based consultancy Rubik3, before which he spent time at Protiviti.
Takeru Ando is promoted to audit partner in Perth after eighteen years at the firm, having originally joined Deloitte in Tokyo in 2005 before crossing to the Big Four’s Perth office. In addition to Deloitte, Ando has served as the treasurer of the Japanese Association of WA for the past eight years.
Tom Mason has been a member of Deloitte’s Financial Services audit and assurance team in Brisbane since mid-2017, before which he spent over eight years with PwC in the UK, including in the firm’s Leeds and London offices. He has also served as internal audit lead for Heritage Bank in Toowoomba.
Andrew Buckmaster becomes a partner of Deloitte PDS Group, which provides project management and consulting to the construction sector. Buckmaster has amassed more than twenty years of industry experience, including a decade with Melbourne-based PDS prior to its acquisition by Deloitte in 2021.
James Doidge is also based in Melbourne, as a member of Deloitte’s M&A Tax team. Doidge has been with the firm bordering on twelve years, providing specialist tax due diligence, tax structuring and other tax advisory services for buy- and sell-side clients with a focus on the private equity segment.