Findex Business Advisory team continues growth with new Partner hire

Chris Richardson joins as Associate Partner at Crowe Horwath Melbourne, from Deloitte’s Melbourne Risk Advisory team.

Findex has continued to drive growth in its Business Advisory team with Chris Richardson joining as Associate Partner of Crowe Horwath Melbourne. The announcement comes as Findex continues to build for the future with Mr Richardson, previously with Deloitte, joining to grow the advisory services offering to new and incumbent clients.

With more than a decade’s experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team and will be working closely with private businesses and family groups providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services, whilst driving Crowe Horwath’s expanding consulting solutions practice.

Commenting on the news, Stuart Brehaut, Managing Partner at Crowe Horwath Melbourne said: “We are always looking to grow our teams by adding passionate, talented professionals just like Chris. His experience working across a range of growing industries including property and construction, consumer products and the health sector, fits perfectly with what our clients need, enhancing our offering now, and for years to come. We are very excited to have him be a part of the Melbourne team.”

Chris joins Findex following more than 7 years with Deloitte in Business Advisory and Risk Advisory, having previously worked at RSM Australia and Goldman Sachs.

“I am thrilled to be joining Findex and Crowe Horwath at a time of exciting growth across the business. Findex is a market leader of holistic client services, and I look forward to leveraging my professional experience to support our team to provide hands-on, valuable advice to our expanding client base. I am excited about the opportunities ahead for us as a team.” stated Chris Richardson, Findex’s newest Associate Partner.

Richardson’s appointment as Associate Partner of the Melbourne Business Advisory team sees the total number of new talent and promotions of staff into leadership positions increase to 8 over the last 12 months in the department, signifying the ongoing push to offer clients market-leading expertise across a wide range of industries.

Chris’ appointment comes following the return of a former member of the Crowe Horwath family, with Will Kyriakou re-joining the Senior Management team. Will has spent several years in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors, holding senior financial advisory positions across both industries. Kyriakou joins to further bolster the Crowe Horwath Melbourne team providing commercial analysis and strategic support to both the executive team while also working to upskill and mentor our existing staff.