New BDO WA Chairman Appointment

08 November 2018

BDO is pleased to announce the appointment of Pippa Hobson as Chairman of the Perth office.

“Pippa joined BDO as Partner in our advisory practice in February 2018”, advised WA Managing Partner, Peter Toll, “bringing with her a wealth of experience, insights and knowledge that has made a positive impact on the business in the relatively short time she has been with us, making her a natural choice for this key role in our firm” said Mr Toll.

Pippa has over 20 years’ experience in internal and external audit, governance and risk advisory, working with clients across all sectors, including the public sector, listed and non-listed companies in the private sector and not for profit entities. Her industry experience includes government, financial services, food and beverage, manufacturing, not for profit and utilities.  

Pippa succeeds Sherif Andrawes, who has been Chairman of the Perth office since 2009. In April 2018, Sherif was appointed as Global Natural Resources Leader for BDO, charging him with the responsibility for leading one of BDO’s most prominent, successful and growing industry sectors globally.

Sherif will continue his role as leader of BDO Perth’s Corporate Finance practice. As a passionate, knowledgeable and well-respected adviser to many clients in the natural resources sector, Sherif’s appointment to this global leadership role is an important one for the BDO network.

“I am thoroughly enjoying my global role working with my colleagues across the world to share ideas and further build on the strength of our capabilities that address the issues and emerging challenges our clients are facing in this sector”. says Mr Andrawes. “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pippa on her appointment and look forward to continuing to work with her and Peter Toll as they guide the future direction of BDO in WA”.

“Pippa’s extensive experience in the profession, coupled with her technical expertise in governance and risk management is an excellent skill set to add to the WA leadership team” adds Mr Toll.

“I am honoured by this appointment and look forward to playing a key role in driving the future of BDO in Perth and continuing to deliver to exceptional service and value to all our clients” said Pippa Hobson.