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PwC Poaches Someone From KPMG and Issues a Press Release, Parts X and XI

While the Great Resignation in public accounting hasn’t slowed down much recently, there are still people who are jockeying for a better job in the Big 4 and have left one firm for another. In this case, it’s something we used to write about A LOT back in the day: people bolting KPMG for PwC.

Robert Costello

PwC Ireland has hired Robert Costello from KPMG to lead its newly established capital projects and infrastructure team. PwC said Costello would scale up the firm’s offering in the area in Ireland, which includes recruiting a number of senior professionals with a broad range of financial and analytical skills. He started at KPMG Ireland in October 2006 as a manager and worked there for two years before transferring to KPMG in Australia, where he spent four and a half years as an associate director in the firm’s corporate finance team in Sydney. Costello rejoined KPMG in Dublin in 2013 as an associate director and moved his way up the ranks to director in 2014 and managing director in 2020. In a post on LinkedIn, Costello said he “had the privilege of working on some of the most significant infrastructure projects in Ireland and Australia and count myself very lucky to have been afforded the opportunity to join the corporate finance team back in 2006. I am very proud of the role we played in making projects happen over the years.” [Irish Times/LinkedIn]

Elizabeth Shaw

Speaking of KPMG in Australia, Elizabeth Shaw just left there to become a partner at PwC’s office in Perth, where she will help grow P. Dubs’ diversity and inclusion consultancy business nationally and advise organizations on people, change, culture, diversity, and inclusion. Shaw has experience designing and implementing diversity, inclusion, and cultural change initiatives across resources, government, and corporate clients and leading several high-profile Australian non-government organizations. Shaw had been an associate director within KPMG’s management consulting practice where she led its D&I division. She worked at KPMG for seven years. []