Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Australia
Tel: +61 2 9322 7635
Giam Swiegers is Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte in Australia. Giam began his career as an auditor with Deloitte in South Africa, and worked for Deloitte in the USA. He emigrated from South Africa in 1997 and moved into his current role on 1 June 2003.
Giam has been a member of Deloitte’s Global Board and Global Board Governance Committee for three years. He is now a member of the Deloitte Global Executive Committee.
His stewardship of the Australian practice has led the firm to achieve the CFO Magazine 2006 and 2008 ‘Accountancy Firm of the Year’ awards, and the 2008 Deloitte Global ‘Standard of Excellence Award’ for innovation management. In 2011 Deloitte was the winner of the BRW Client Choice Award - Best Accounting Firm.
On the people side, Giam has introduced an ‘inspiring women’ initiative in the firm. In awards issued by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency, Giam was named ‘Best CEO for the advancement of women in business’ in 2005 and Deloitte Australia was named as the 2008 ‘Best firm for the advancement of women’. In September 2006 Giam was recognised by the Australian HR Awards, winning the ‘HR Champion - CEO’ award.
Giam played first Grade Rugby and is a passionate golfer, fly fisherman and wine lover.
Deloitte’s Australian practice will have net revenue of over $1 billion for the 2012 financial year. With over 500 partners plus a team of more than 5,500 people, the Australian practice comprises 16 offices covering every state, plus Papua New Guinea.
Professional and academic qualifications
B.Com University of Pretoria
Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
Chartered Accountant (Australia)
Member - Business Council of Australia
Fellow - Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
Member - Institute of Chartered Accountants, South Africa
Member - Sex Discrimination Commissioner's Male Champions of Change
Member - University of Technology Sydney Advisory Board