PKF appoints Newcastle Audit duo as Partners

PKF appoints Newcastle Audit duo as Partners

PKF Sydney and Newcastle has announced the promotions of Kevin Helmers and David Hutchison to Partner.

This strategic move reflects PKF’s commitment to growing leaders from within the firm.

Kevin Helmers has been with PKF for over a decade and had demonstrated strong leadership and expertise in the Audit and Assurance landscape.

His dedication to client success and innovative approach to problem-solving has been an invaluable asset to PKF.

Kevin said he was thrilled for the next chapter with PKF and to continue working with the best of the best.

“I am honoured and excited to embark on this new chapter as Partner at PKF,” he said.

“Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside many great colleagues and clients, and I am eager to continue contributing to our firm’s success by delivering innovative solutions and driving impactful results.”

David Hutchison has extensive experience and a remarkable track record in Audit and has grown to be a critical member of the PKF team.

His commitment to excellence and ability to navigate complex audit challenges have earned him enormous respect, both internally and among clients.

David said the journey to becoming Partner would never have been possible without PKF’s incredible clients and the team who support him.

“Becoming a Partner at PKF is a testament to the collective effort of our team and the trust bestowed upon us by our clients,” David said.

“I am committed to leveraging my expertise and experience to further elevate our audit services and uphold PKF’s reputation for excellence.”

Senior Audit Partner at PKF Sydney and Newcastle, Clayton Hickey said the strategic move reflects PKF’s commitment to fostering a team of leaders within their organisation.

“Kevin and David have been instrumental in driving our firm’s success and upholding our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients,” Clayton said.

“Their promotion to Partner is a testament to their hard work, expertise, and dedication. Having both promotions come from our Newcastle Office reflects our commitment to the region and the growth of our assurance business in this market. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to both of them and look forward to seeing them flourish in their new roles.”

As Partners, Kevin and David will play pivotal roles in shaping the future of PKF Sydney and Newcastle’s Audit and Assurance team, driving growth and delivering outcomes for their clients across a range of industries.

IMAGE | Kevin Helmers (left) and David Hutchison (right).


At PKF Newcastle we know what it’s like to start small with big ideas about what you want to achieve. We understand the risks for big business and we know what keeps the C-suite awake at night. We are led by our clients every day to help them keep improving and striving for success.

That’s why we do what we do. We advise clients from a diverse range of industries on the full suite of tax, accounting and advisory needs with a little something extra added in. We’re here to help you achieve your goals and see success in their future.

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