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Richard Thomas

Partner, Risk Services

Richard Thomas, Deloitte PartnerTel: +61 8 9365 7024

Over his career, Richard has worked in a wide variety of industries and with numerous large companies, but, living in Perth, Western Australia, he does have a strong recent focus on energy & resources. He has risk management, financial analysis and investigation skills, wide experience in both the public and private sectors and change management implementation expertise.

Unusually, Richard was a regulator for a number of years and then successfully developed a career in professional services, specialising in part in regulatory consulting and auditing, so he has seen regulation from both sides now.

With many large scale projects in WA, Richard directs assignments at a number of complex organisations, who use vehicles such as alliances, joint ventures and special purpose entities to deliver project outcomes. Richard also leads most of the internal audit engagements for Deloitte in WA.

Richard is a sought-after public speaker and facilitator, who has delivered many training sessions and workshops within his areas of expertise. He has excellent interpersonal skills, defusing tension with humour, while hitting the key issues hard. One might say, playful but with serious intent.

Richard is the lead Partner of our Risk Services practice in Perth, Western Australia. He is the national product lead for Regulatory Risk in Energy & Resources.

Richard is a member of the Deloitte Perth Executive team as Risk Leader. He is also the Deloitte People partner and Ethics Advocacy Officer for WA.


  • Regulatory consulting
  • Internal audit
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Investigations
  • Dispute consulting.

Professional and academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours (History), University College London
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • AUSTRAC-approved Anti-Money Laundering (AML) auditor
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.



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