RSM Australia

2017 New Appointments announcement

Meet our new leaders with a passion for shaping futures

RSM Australia is growing. We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners and three new principals across the Sydney and Melbourne offices, increasing the RSM national team to 96 Partners and 43 Principals in 2017. 

Effective 1st January 2017, these new appointments are established RSM staff members who are well-known to our clients. Each new Partner or Principal brings a wealth of experience to a range of critical service areas for clients.

Our new 2017 leaders are:

  • Arlene Kristianto – Partner (Sydney), Business Advisory
  • Evan Tsipas – Partner (Melbourne), Financial Services
  • David Mutton – Principal (Melbourne), Restructuring and Recovery
  • Rafael Morillo Maldonado – Principal (Melbourne), Assurance & Advisory
  • Mathavan Parameswaran – Principal (Melbourne), Assurance & Advisory

RSM National Chairman, Jamie O’Rourke said, “Each year, we set a goal to build our national team enabling RSM to continue to meet the traditional, emerging and complex needs of our clients”.

 “A major focus of the firm has been in implementing leadership pathways, developing our people to be the best they can be and RSM’s leaders of the future who will build our business. We are therefore delighted to welcome our two new Partners and three new Principals to join the ranks at our leadership table in 2017”, he added.

“We will continue to expand our capacity and range of services in the future and will make more announcements as 2017 progresses. All new appointments are made with a view to helping our clients solve their business problems and empowering them to act on opportunities.”

Meet the team

New Partners

arlene-kristianto_1 - 11.jpgArlene Kristianto (Sydney), Business Advisory Division

With over 12 years of professional accounting experience, Arlene has been providing business and tax advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries, including property developers, IT professionals, consultants, solicitors and medical practitioners. Arlene is able to provide sound advice and solutions to small and medium business and high net worth individuals. Arlene their also assists a number of Australian subsidiaries of multinational businesses.

evan-tsipas_0.jpgEvan Tsipas (Albury & Melbourne), Financial Services Division

Evan joined RSM in 2002 and has significant experience advising clients on investments, risk protection, superannuation, retirement planning and aged care matters. He combines practical experience and postgraduate qualifications to assist clients in making informed decisions to achieve their financial goals and objectives.

New Principals

rafael-morillo_maldonado.jpgRafael Morillo Maldonado (Melbourne), Assurance & Advisory Division 

Rafael has over 18 years of experience in providing quality audit and technical accounting advice, predominantly in the private sector. He has experience in a wide variety of industries, such as mining, manufacturing and the financial services sector. His engagements have included entities that hold Australian Financial Services License (AFSL), insurance entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) as well as Health Insurance entities previously regulated by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council. Rafael has an in-depth knowledge of the Australian Auditing Standards and the Australian Accounting Standards (AASs) and its application.

david-mutton_0.jpgDavid Mutton (Melbourne), Restructuring and Recovery

David has been an integral member of RSM’s national Restructuring and Recovery division since 2010. He provides expert advice to our clients in the specialities of financial viability assessments and solvency reviews, official and voluntary liquidation, receivership and other controllerships, voluntary administration, as well as an investigative accountant and forensic roles. David is also a registered company liquidator and official liquidator of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia. 

mathavan-parameswaran.jpgMathavan Parameswaran (Melbourne), Assurance & Advisory Division

Mathavan is a Principal of the Assurance & Advisory division in Melbourne. He has over 14 years’ experience in delivering external audit and assurance services to publicly listed companies, not for profit organisations and private companies. Mathavan has delivered audit services to a wide variety of clients from various industries including health, technology, and distribution.