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Growing strength of Christchurch leadership team

Deloitte expands South Island presence

Through the targeted addition of senior specialist subject matter experts, Deloitte New Zealand has expanded its Christchurch presence, adding to the combined skillset the firm offers in the South Island and across the country.

In a world where business transformation is rapidly becoming the norm, the need for a breadth of expertise across industries and locations has never been more apparent.

With this in mind, each of our new Christchurch leaders has a particular focus on key issues and areas important to clients and organisations across the region, including infrastructure, cyber security, forensics, ServiceNow and privately held business.


Meet our new Christchurch leaders

Driven by the region’s strategic importance, the recent appointment of senior experts into the partnership has broadened the horizons of Deloitte’s advisory for clients and demonstrates core local capabilities and solutions. Norm Castles, who has recently joined Deloitte as a partner in Infrastructure and Commercial Advisory, gives clients access to his 20 years of experience in major projects advisory, establishment and delivery.

With an increasing demand for organisations to strengthen their cyber security posture, newly appointed director, Nicoleta Croitoru focuses on helping organisations achieve this. Her experience in both public and private sector organisations adds to the office’s expanding cyber team.

Also joining Norm and the team as a director is project manager, risk manager and civil engineer, Liz Robinson, who is practiced in risk analysis, engineering management, contract administration and procurement. The newly strengthened infrastructure advisory reflects New Zealand’s significant infrastructure challenge and will allow the firm to work alongside its clients to deliver market-leading solutions across the asset lifecycle, in both the public and private sectors.

Consulting partner and national ServiceNow leader, Harald Heimensen has also been appointed as Deloitte’s Global Head of ServiceNow Asset Development. He has developed several ServiceNow certified store applications including DeloitteRESOLVE and Ecountable, as well as leading the development of CaseSolve and ClaimsView.

Catherine Davidson, an experienced Director from our Auckland forensics and e-Discovery team is also relocating to Christchurch and together with Nicoleta will increase the breadth and scale of Deloitte’s broader risk advisory practice in the South Island.

Recently relocating to Christchurch, Deloitte Private partner, Jamie Hall accesses a skillset encompassing tax, financial planning, strategy, and governance to help maximise shareholder value. Jamie now works alongside a Christchurch team that boasts innovative tax and business advisory solutions tailored to clients across New Zealand to help them achieve growth.