Business transformation and complexity drives new hires at BDO in Australia

12 December 2016

The increase in demand for business transformation services especially around human capital and complex tax advisory and consulting for BDO clients is driving demand for special technical expertise, evidenced by two new Partner appointments announced today by the leading professional services and accounting firm.

CRISTIAN ULLOA has been appointed as Partner, Human Capital to BDO’s Consulting service line, effective 12 December 2016.  Cristian has more than 20 years’ experience working with both public and private sector organisations, specialising in Strategic Leadership Development, HR Strategy Formulation, HR Measurement and Workforce Planning. Cristian has a strong background in Strategic Human Capital Management and has held senior roles with Mercer, as well as his own consultancy firm.

BDO Consulting Lead Partner, Karina Collins, commented on Cristian Ulloa’s appointment:

“Disruption is transforming the business landscape for many of our clients.  Cristian will lead our Human Capital service offering at a time when organisational transformation needs careful and strategic management. He will provide strategic HR services to government and private sector clients as well as not-for-profits and will work alongside our existing consulting services lines - strategy, operations and technology.”

SHANNON ROWE has been promoted to the position of Partner, Private Clients starting 1 January 2017 after serving five years at BDO, most recently as Associate Director.  Mr Rowe has more than 17 years’ experience working across complex compliance matters, and will draw upon this in his new position to support BDO’s large and complex family enterprise clients with complex compliance requirements and challenges.

BDO Private Clients Partner, Rolf Larsen, commented on Shannon Rowe’s appointment:

“Shannon’s promotion to the position of Partner is well earned and will augment our Private Clients offering at a time when demand for our taxation and advisory services to this segment of the market, especially those operating across multiple global jurisdictions, is increasing exponentially.”

“BDO’s local experts have direct access to our global network, providing a cross-border model that is well placed to service clients who operate across international boundaries and Shannon’s expertise in financial analytics, profit maximisation and problem solving will add significant value to our complex client needs.”

Both Partner appointments are another step forward in the demand for BDO’s technical expertise in taxation and advisory services and will allow the firm to further strengthen its Private Clients and Consulting offerings for both public and private sector clients.

Today’s appointments follow two other recent announcements regarding new BDO hires in Melbourne; new partners Aletta Boshoff (IFRS Advisory Partner) and Maria Jockel (Migration Services Partner).

Both appointments announced today will be based in BDO’s Brisbane office.