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Introducing Deloitte’s new partners

March 2024

Auckland, 1 March 2024 Deloitte is proud to announce the recent appointment of four new partners across the New Zealand firm. These newest leaders have distinct skillsets in digital, creative and sustainability that not only reflect the issues that our clients are currently facing but will also help us support them to succeed.

Though the country faces some economic headwinds, Deloitte New Zealand Chief Executive, Mike Horne says that bringing through talent in areas of high market demand remains a key priority. “With the admission of these new partners, and other promotions across the firm, we’ve shown a continued investment in evolving our offering to lead the way in areas of increasing relevance to our clients, and a preparedness to back great senior talent coming through our practice.

”Deloitte New Zealand welcomes its newly appointed partners across Deloitte Creative, Digital Customer and our Sustainability & Climate practice.

“I have no doubt that our partnership's ability to provide clients with exceptional service will only be strengthened by the considerable experience our incoming partners bring to the team,” Horne continues.

Sustainability & Climate

Rikki Stancich and Louise Aitken have been promoted to partner with a focus on the area of Sustainability & Climate.

Rikki Stancich is Auckland-based and has 20 years of operational experience in sustainability, climate change risk and resilience and GHG emissions reduction in the private and public sectors. Rikki has used her considerable expertise to help build the Sustainability and Climate team, develop climate-related tools, and expand Deloitte’s offering in this space, supporting our clients as they navigate the climate journey.

Louise Aitken is Wellington-based and has over 20 years’ experience helping organisations formulate practical strategies to progress their sustainability and climate goals. She was previously CEO of the Ākina Foundation which helps drive innovation, action, and progress towards positive action, contributing to an economy where people and the planet thrive. Louise supports our clients to advance their ambitions around climate, nature and transitioning to net zero.

Digital Customer

Eva Sherwood Hayter is a partner in our Digital Customer practice. She has worked in the technology industry, from the advisory end of the spectrum creating IT operating models and strategies, through to the design and implementation of new business applications. Eva has a broad understanding of the complexity and risk involved with enterprise technology delivery and oversees a variety of sales and service transformation projects, leveraging Salesforce as the underlying technology.

Deloitte Creative

Dan Wright has been promoted to partner in the Deloitte Creative team. He has carved out an extensive career at Colenso BBDO during which Colenso ranked in the world’s top 10 creative agencies seven times, hitting #1 twice. Dan blends creativity, technology and business leadership to create real change for organisations. He helps our clients create new ideas that crystallise their brand, differentiate their organisation, and get noticed.

In addition to the four partner appointments, four directors have also recently been announced. More information about all of Deloitte’s leaders can be found here.