We are the Women in Risk Advisory. We solve complex problems and foresee risks. We innovate and analyse. We incubate and referee. We help our clients build resilient, sustainable organisations. We imagine new possibilities, connecting trust, resilience, and security to make an impact that matters. We need more like us. We need more like you.
Meet Rebecca. Rebecca is a partner at Deloitte China, where she has been an integral part of the Risk Advisory business since it launched in 2000. Now a board member for Deloitte China, Rebecca leads the Accounting & Internal Controls portfolio in China and the Asia-Pacific region, while also serving as the lead client service partner (LCSP) or lead business partner (LBP) for several strategic accounts. With more than two decades of risk experience under her belt, she’s had the opportunity to work with many clients across a wide range of industries. "That’s the beauty of working in Risk Advisory," Rebecca says. "It’s a lifelong learning journey."
She describes moving from the audit practice to a role in Risk as a turning point in her career—and a deliberate attempt to break out of her shell. "I was curious and wanted to learn new things, but I was a bit timid back then," she says, though now acknowledges that doing something totally different was quite brave. And taking that leap has certainly paid off: in addition to her current leadership roles, Rebecca also completed two secondments, one in London as a Risk Advisory manager and another in Melbourne as the China Service Group leader for Deloitte Australia. In addition, she recently received an achievement award for 25 years with Deloitte. "This was my first job after graduation … and hopefully it will be my last!"
Rebecca notes that while she’s gained significant technical knowledge over the years, she’s also been able to strengthen and grow her interpersonal skills thanks to the diverse environment. "Our team members all have such different backgrounds and working styles, which makes it really fun to work together." Women often have unique ways of working and perspectives to bring to a project, she says, which can be especially helpful in Risk Advisory. Because empathy and listening are crucial to understanding client needs, they’re also key to helping clients achieve a solution.
While constantly facing new challenges is part of the appeal of working in Risk, Rebecca says, she also appreciates that Deloitte offers "every flexibility to develop a career alongside a family" and encourages professionals to take time for themselves. "There will always be new challenges and things to learn, remember to leave some room for yourself too—for self-reflection, for your personal interests. It will only help to make you a better Risk professional."
We need more like Rebecca. We need more like you.