Congratulations to our new senior appointments

RSM 2021 Senior promotions

RSM Australia (RSM), one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of new partners and principals across Australia, expanding the leadership team and signalling an ongoing commitment to growth.


Jamie O’Rourke, Chief Executive Partner, RSM Australia, said,

“2020 has demonstrated that expert business advisory and financial management are crucial for organisations looking to survive in the long term.

This has driven significant growth for RSM and I’m pleased to announce these new partnership appointments in response to that growth and in preparation for further expansion. Peter, Justin, and Stephen each bring unique and extensive skills to the team and will play a key role in building out the capabilities of RSM’s teams in Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane.”


New partners include:


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Peter Revelas -
Business Advisory I Sydney

Peter Revelas has been promoted to partner, Sydney Business Advisory. Peter has worked in chartered firms since 2001. He joined RSM in 2011, where he provides a commercial application of technical tax and accounting skills to suit the needs of his clients, which range from family groups and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to corporate clients. Peter helps clients manage wealth and succession, establish structures, and implement processes and systems to achieve operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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Justin Audcent
Corporate Finance I Perth

Justin Audcent has been promoted to partner, Perth Corporate Finance. Justin has more than 25 years’ professional experience and has advised on more than 200 successful corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions, and international and cross-border deals. He joined RSM in 2017 and held previous roles at Crowe Horwath, Ernst & Young, and HLB Mann Judd. Justin’s clients include ASX-listed companies, owner-managed businesses, and large not-for-profit organisations.


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Stephen Stavrou
Audit and Assurance I Brisbane

Stephen Stavrou is new to RSM and has been appointed as partner, Brisbane Assurance and Advisory. Stephen spent 30 years at Deloitte, where he held various roles and leadership positions, with 15 years as a partner. His background and training is in external audit, control and governance processes, finance transformation, due diligence (including IPOs) and special investigations. Immediately prior to joining RSM, Stephen spent a year as an independent consultant to the Queensland government in a solutions-focused capacity.

New principals include:


Emma Brown

Business Advisory | Sydney



Travis Connell

Business Advisory I Albury



AJ Neo

Assurance and Advisory I Perth



Myles Pover

Business Advisory I Sydney



Michael Palermo

Technology Consulting I Perth 



Anthony Riding

Financial Services I Ballarat



Danielle Sherwin

Tax Services I Sydney



Lauren Taylor

Business Advisory I Perth



Peter Xi

Research and Development I Sydney

Jamie O’Rourke, said,

“These new principals are geographically dispersed, demonstrating the broadscale growth that RSM has achieved this year across the country. Each of these principals has contributed strongly to their clients’ successes and is well-placed to continue helping clients chart a path to economic recovery in 2021."

“With these highly experienced and knowledgeable leaders in place, RSM looks forward to helping more clients throughout 2021 and beyond.”

This new partner and principal appointments bring the total RSM Australia leadership group to 159