Professional services firm Deloitte has snared its second senior recruit from Accenture's Perth office, hiring Bernadette Cullinane as its national oil and gas practice leader.
Her appointment comes a month after Deloitte bolstered its energy and resources practice in Western Australia with the appointment of consulting partner and enterprise applications specialist Nigel Court, also formerly of Accenture, and Will Campbell, who joined from PwC.
“Ongoing uncertainty around commodity prices and the transition from project investment to production are amongst the significant business challenges our oil and gas operators continue to be faced with,” Deloitte WA managing partner Michael McNulty said.
“Bernadette’s breadth of experience supporting businesses, not only in Western Australia, but across the country and internationally, will be an asset in helping clients successfully navigate these turbulent times for the sector.”
Deloitte national leader, energy and resources, Michael Rath said Mrs Cullinane had a reputation as an active industry leader and trusted business adviser to her clients.
“She has a passion for helping companies improve their global competitiveness and has spoken and published extensively on this topic,” he said.
“She is a recognised thought leader on industry competitiveness and an advocate of collaboration across operators, service companies, government, regulators and educators to harness the massive investment in new facilities in Australia to create a world leading oil and gas industry.”
Mrs Cullinane begins in her new role from today.