BDO’s growth continues as three new Partners join the firm

BDO’s growth continues as three new Partners join the firm

BDO Australia welcomes Ed Nicholls, Bill Matley and Tim Dighton to the firm’s partnership as it continues to grow its market presence across the east coast.

Ed Nicholls joins as a Risk Advisory Partner in the Melbourne office, where he will focus on improving technology risk environments for large organisations across a variety of industries. Ed has worked in the USA, Philippines and Malaysia and he joins the firm from his most recent position as Director, Technology and Controls Assurance at Deloitte Australia.

Ed says he was drawn to BDO because it’s made up of experienced professionals, many who have come from large global firms, who have recognised there are better ways to operate to meet and exceed client expectations.

“I particularly like that BDO is passionate about fostering a post-COVID culture where team members have more control over their work life balance. To me, this is the most effective way of maintaining a happy and healthy work environment, and it also establishes long-term continuity for supporting the needs of our clients,” Ed said.

In Sydney, Bill Matley joins as a Business Services Partner, bringing over 20 years of experience to the firm.

Bill has a strategic focus on small and medium enterprises, including family businesses and local subsidiaries of multinational organisations.

Bill joins BDO from boutique accounting firm Crispin and Jeffrey, where he has been a partner since 2005.

“The cultural fit and BDO’s commitment to exceptional service delivery resonated strongly with me and made it an easy decision to join the partnership,” said Bill.

"BDO's broad service offering and sector experience, coupled with the strong calibre of the team and the support they provide, will be invaluable in producing the best results for our clients."

In Brisbane, Tim Dighton joins as Partner in BDO’s growing Project & Infrastructure Advisory team. Tim brings a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements for highly complex mega infrastructure, transport and transformation projects. A Solicitor by trade, Tim has practised across commercial property, banking and finance and commercial litigation, and is a trusted and recognised adviser. Tim joins BDO from Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Tim says BDO’s growing Project & Infrastructure Advisory team, and the wider firm culture, was what attracted him to the firm.

“I’m looking forward to joining a strong national team, that’s made up of highly respected industry experts, with work across some of the most significant and diverse transport and infrastructure jobs in Australia. It’s an exciting time to join the Project & Infrastructure division at BDO,” Tim said.

“BDO’s values, in particular its unwavering focus on its people, was also a big draw card for me,” he said.