Deloitte appoints Joanne Gorton as new Audit & Assurance leader

Deloitte Australia announces the appointment of Joanne Gorton as its Managing Partner, Audit & Assurance and a member of the National Executive. Joanne is currently Head of Audit and is a driving force behind the Deloitte response to the transformation of audit in Australia as market expectations, data and technology-led innovation drive the need for change. As Head of Audit Joanne has shown exceptional dedication to evolving our approach to audit quality and financial reporting and to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Deloitte Australia CEO Richard Deutsch said: “Joanne is an experienced auditor and trusted advisor to boards and senior executives and is very well respected by her clients and within Deloitte. She has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality and to exceptional client service. Her depth of experience allows Joanne to deliver honest, transparent, and valuable insights.

“Joanne has a great track record as an auditor working with high-profile ASX100 companies. Joanne is an exceptional leader and I am confident she will continue to drive positive change as we embrace innovation, new technologies and evolving regulatory, societal and market expectations.”

Audit & Assurance is a critical business for Deloitte in Australia and globally. Deloitte is a global leader in audit and our business has invested over US$1 billion globally in audit transformation, including significant investment in technology and leadership. For Deloitte Australia this investment has been focused on building leading capabilities and contributing to shaping the future of the audit and assurance profession.

Joanne Gorton says: “At Deloitte our purpose is to make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and in the communities in which we live. I am delighted to accept this appointment and I look forward to continuing to build and invest in our audit and assurance practice with our expert teams delivering high quality, technology-enabled audits to the most important brands in Australia.”

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