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Deloitte Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Parts I, II, III, and IV

Damn, Deloitte Australia got quite the haul recently from the Australian House of Klynveld, nabbing four KPMGers—two partners and two directors—who will join Big D’s risk advisory business starting in October. That is some hardcore poaching.

Australian Financial Review reported on July 27:

Daniel Houseman, 42, is joining Deloitte as a partner from October. Mr Houseman is currently the head of the business transformation business at KPMG and was previously the head of the firm’s payments business. In total, he has spent more than two decades at KPMG, including more than 11 years as a partner. He is based in Melbourne.

Peter Sexton, 50, is also joining Deloitte as a partner from October. He has worked at KPMG for more than 18 years and is currently a partner in its management consulting business. Prior to this, he worked as an executive at General Dynamics and TMP Worldwide and as an engineer at the Ford Motor Company and the Royal Australian Air Force. He is based in Melbourne.

Maura Barreto will also become a partner at Deloitte from October. The 45-year-old is currently a director at KPMG where she has worked for the past seven years. Prior to this, she worked at Medibank for almost eight years where her most senior role was as the general manager of business transformation. She is based in Melbourne.

Adrian Jager, 48, will become a partner at Deloitte from October. Mr Jager is currently a director at KPMG in the firm’s management consulting business and has worked at the firm for more than 13 years. He previously worked at other consultancies including BearingPoint and Apis Consulting. He was also previously an officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He is based in Brisbane.

A quick check of each of their LinkedIn profiles confirms that none of the four had Big 4 experience prior to joining KPMG. Deloitte is actually adding six new partners to its risk advisory business: these four from KPMG, a former Australian Federal Police commissioner, and a former director at PwC in Australia, who we’ll get to tomorrow.

Former AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin joins Deloitte [Australian Financial Review]