BDO welcomes three new Partners

BDO welcomes three new Partners

BDO Australia welcomes Benjamin Lee, Zoe Cameron and Leonie Ferretter to the firm’s partnership as it continues to grow its market presence across New South Wales and Victoria.

Benjamin Lee joins as an Audit and Assurance Partner in BDO’s Melbourne office. He brings more than 20 years’ experience and has worked with clients across Australia, the United States of America, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the South-East Asia region.

BDO Melbourne Office Managing Partner, David Garvey, said Benjamin would bring a collaborative approach to the firm’s growing national audit practice.

“Benjamin is a pragmatic, collaborative and hands-on operator. These skills are not only highly valuable to our clients, they are important attributes that we want leaders in our firm to be passing down to our people,” David said.

“Benjamin has expertise across a range of sectors including government and public sector, food and agribusiness, natural resources and tourism and hospitality – all of which are sectors that BDO continues to see demand for,” he added.

In Sydney, Zoe Cameron joins as a Project & Infrastructure Advisory Partner, with a background managing complex, multi-faceted projects across the private, public, and non-profit sectors both domestically and internationally. Zoe joins BDO from Deloitte PDS Group where she was NSW Director.

Zoe specialises in social infrastructure, transport and aviation infrastructure, housing, and precinct developments, and joins a growing Project & Infrastructure Advisory team that has already added four new partners in the current financial year.

This is an area of growth for the firm; five new directors have joined BDO’s Project & Infrastructure Advisory team over the last 12 months, including David Bohm who joined BDO from Transport for NSW last month.

Also in the Sydney office, Leonie Ferretter joins BDO as an experienced Tax Partner specialising in international trade, customs and excise duties. Leonie was previously a Partner at KPMG, where she was Australian and Asia Pacific Leader for Trade & Customs.

“Both Zoe and Leonie will add significant depth to our service offerings and will contribute to BDO’s growing market presence in New South Wales and nationally,” said BDO Sydney Office Managing Partner, Grant Saxon.

“Zoe’s experience with managing complex infrastructure projects is critical in the current environment, and she brings diverse skills to our growing Project & Infrastructure Advisory team, where we work with a number of government agencies and private infrastructure organisations on major projects,” said Grant.

“Leonie is passionate about helping clients access various trade concessions and programs, ensuring they realise the full potential in international trade, while saving them time and money. She will be a huge asset to our clients trading globally and those looking to enter that space.”