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Deloitte appoints 17 new leaders

13 Feb 2018

Deloitte announced the appointment of 17 new leaders today, which came into effect on December 1 last year.

These leaders are seven new equity partners and ten new directors. The new partner appointments bring the total number of equity partners across the firm’s six offices to 114.

Deloitte’s presence in the Central North Island is broadened with the admission of Lee Gray and Tamarapa Lloyd who have joined the Rotorua office.

Marco Ciobo and Sonia Breeze have been appointed consulting partners in Auckland, and, in the South Island, Heidi Rautjoki is an assurance and advisory partner in Dunedin.

Also in the South Island, two new partners join the Christchurch syndicate. Richard Bailey joins the corporate finance team while David Seath is the latest addition to the risk advisory team.

Deloitte New Zealand's new partners: (left to right) Marco Ciobo, David Seath, Sonia Breeze, Lee Gray, Tamarapa Lloyd,  Richard Bailey, and Heidi Rautjoki.

Deloitte New Zealand chief executive Thomas Pippos says the latest appointments reflect the firm’s ongoing investment in its people, its focus on diversity and inclusion, and its commitment to the continued growth of the New Zealand practice.

 “Our investment in seven new partners reflects both the current demand for our services and our optimism for the future,” adds Pippos.

 “They bring diverse experience to their roles and underscore our absolute commitment to delivering the highest level of service to clients across the entire country.”

A complete list of the company’s new directors and partners follows:

Audit & Assurance

  • Heidi Rautjoki - Partner, Dunedin


  • Sonia Breeze - Partner, Auckland
  • Marco Ciobo - Partner, Auckland
  • Charles Bonfante - Director, Auckland
  • Deborah Lucas - Director, Wellington
  • Lauren Foster - Director, Wellington
  • Kirsten Mclay - Director, Wellington
  • Terry Teoh - Director, Wellington  

Corporate finance

  • Richard Bailey - Partner, Christchurch
  • Kyle Callow - Director, Christchurch
  • Jane Fraser-Jones - Director, Wellington


  • Lee Gray - Partner, Wellington
  • Tamarapa Lloyd - Partner, Rotorua
  • Aaron Hegan - Director, Wellington
  • Lynne Golds - Director, Wellington

Risk Advisory

  • David Seath - Partner, Christchurch


  • Virag Singh - Director, Auckland
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