HLB Mann Judd partner appointments for Adelaide and Wollongong

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HLB Mann Judd has appointed Travis Rickard as partner in the Audit and Assurance and Corporate Advisory division in Adelaide, and Paul Apolloni as partner in the Business Advisory & Tax Consulting division in Wollongong.

The appointments bring the number of partners in the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association firms, across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, to 85.

Tony Fittler, chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said Mr Rickard and Mr Apolloni were strong appointments that reflect the ongoing growth and success of the network.

“Audit and assurance, tax consulting and advisory services have always been key services offered by our member firms, and we are continuing to see good growth across Australasia in these areas,” Mr Fittler said.

Corey McGowan, HLB Mann Judd Adelaide’s audit practice leader, said the appointment of Mr Rickard supports the firm’s broader strategy of becoming one of the few mid-tier accounting firms in Adelaide with a three-partner audit practice.

“Travis is well-respected in the South Australian business community and brings significant expertise,” he said.

“His appointment means that our growing audit practice will be able to better engage with our existing clients, and it also enables increased independence through audit partner rotation,” Mr McGowan said.

Ben Fock from HLB Mann Judd Wollongong, said the appointment of Mr Apolloni brings the number of partners in the firm to five.

“Paul’s appointment comes at a time of strong demand for quality business advisory, taxation, wealth advisory and SMSF services. HLB Mann Judd Wollongong, is the only mid-tier accounting firm in the Illawarra area and Paul’s appointment strengthens the firm’s capabilities and resources,” he said.

“Paul has been with HLB Mann Judd since 2013 and has over 13 years’ experience in the areas of business advisory, taxation consulting and self-managed superannuation funds. He is a welcome addition to the partnership team,” Mr Fock  said.

The HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association is part of HLB International, a leading global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. HLB International is present in over 150 countries worldwide, with member firms providing a comprehensive array of audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients of all industry sectors.

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