RSM Australia acquires BDO risk consulting division in Perth

PERTH—RSM Australia, Western Australia’s leading mid-tier accounting firm, has concluded a deal to take on the risk consulting division of BDO Perth. The move will further expand RSM Australia’s risk consulting capabilities by adding BDO’s former chairman of partners, Pippa Hobson, and a team of experienced risk professionals to supplement RSM’s existing risk consulting and security and privacy division. This expansion also positions RSM’s risk practice as a leader in the Perth market.

Pippa Hobson said, “Risk consulting has never been more important as organisations face an increasingly uncertain and challenging economic landscape. COVID-19 has presented new risks to businesses in every industry, which has only added to the already-present risks, including sustainability, governance, fraud and more. Additionally, as the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, organisations need to improve their overall cyber resilience in order to respond to and recover from these incidents.”

Dan Hutchens, RSM’s WA risk consulting leader, added, “Western Australian businesses need on-the-ground risk advisory services that can help them navigate the complexities of risk in their organisations, receiving advice that is specific to their unique situation. By adding this capability to RSM’s risk consulting group, we anticipate that local businesses will benefit significantly. We look forward to working with existing and new clients to manage these risks and improve business performance.”

RSM’s specialist risk consulting and technical expertise will be further bolstered by this move.


About RSM Australia
RSM Australia is an independent member firm of RSM, the sixth-largest professional services accounting and consulting organisation in the world. RSM Australia is a full-service national accounting and advisory firm delivering expert corporate financial and advisory accounting services to clients across diverse industry sectors. Its one-firm structure means clients can more readily connect to its extensive national and international networks, expertise and industry experience. RSM has 31 offices across Australia, combined with over 98 years’ experience. The RSM network spans 120 countries and comprises 750 offices.