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National promotion of the accounting director of Adelaide
Accounting firm William Buck promoted Adelaide chief executive Jamie McKeough being the chairman of the company in Australia and New Zealand amid a wave of director appointments.
McKeough has worked with William Buck since 1988 alongside advisory and committee roles with electronics manufacturers REDARC Electronics and the Walford Anglican School for Girls.
The company said McKeough would continue as Managing Director of Adelaide while taking on the new national leadership role – leading the regional leadership of an organization with more than 100 directors and 700 employees in Australia and New Zealand.
McKeough replaces Nick Hatzistergos who served as President of Australia and New Zealand for 13 years and longtime Managing Director of William Buck in New South Wales.
The outgoing President said: “Jamie has been the engine of the growth and development of the Adelaide office [and] played a huge role in building the William Buck brand.
“[He] led the business advisory team from a small team in its early days to one that today forms the bulk of our practice in Australia and New Zealand, ”said Hatzistergos.
McKeough’s appointment as chairman comes as the firm makes five internal promotions in its Adelaide office.
From July 1st Aaron Trombetta, Amanda Anderson, James northcote, Samantha nicholls and Shane taylor will all take on new roles as directors of William Buck.
Anderson will also continue in his roles as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Director of the State Theater Company of South Australia.
Trombetta will head the company’s wealth advisory division, Northcote and Taylor, while Nicholls will be in charge of business advice.
McKeough said the new directors have demonstrated “exceptional technical skills” and a “proven ability to build meaningful relationships, bring value to clients and develop their colleagues.”
“Aaron, Amanda, James, Samantha and Shane have all demonstrated these qualities and I congratulate them on this important achievement,” he said.