MEDIA RELEASE: Advisory and accounting firm HLB Mann Judd has made two senior appointments, with Lucio Di Giallonardo made managing partner of the Perth firm and Adelaide’s corporate advisory specialist, Katelyn Adams, promoted to partner. Both appointments are effective from August 1, 2020.
HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association chair, Tony Fittler, said the appointments of both Mr Di Giallonardo and Ms Adams will provide their respective teams and clients with reassurance during such a critical period for businesses.
“The appointments demonstrate the strength of the HLB Mann Judd firms. Even during these unprecedented times, we continue to focus on the future needs of our clients, and support our firms’ business and growth strategies,” he said.
Mr Di Giallonardo has been with HLB Mann Judd Perth for the past 34 years, progressing to partner within the corporate and audit services division in 1993. He specialises in audit services, management and advisory services, prospectus preparation, investigating accountant’s reports for IPOs, expert reports and due diligence reviews. In line with the firm’s managing partner policy, he will replace outgoing Norman Neill, who will shift back into a full-time partner role in Perth’s Corporate & Audit Services Division.
According to Mr Fittler, Di Giallonardo was a natural successor having previously served as managing partner from 2010 to 2014 and brings both technical expertise and leadership acumen amid challenging operating conditions.
“Lucio has been a loyal member of the HLB Mann Judd Perth partnership, so the ability for the WA firm to benefit from such an experienced set of hands will be invaluable as it navigates the ‘new normal’,” said Mr Fittler.
Mr Di Giallonardo is a member of the national board of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia, including being the former chair of the Foundation’s Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. He will also now join the HLBMJ Australasian Association Executive Committee, and is currently a serving member of HLB International’s Audit Committee.
Ms Adams joined HLB Mann Judd Adelaide in 2007 and has built up extensive knowledge in company secretarial duties, governance and risk management, ASX listing rule requirements, IPOs and capital raising processes. She is also the Company Secretary of various ASX listed companies as well as other unlisted companies.
Mr Fittler said that Ms Adams’ passion to deliver superior and practical advice makes her a valuable asset to the Adelaide firm.
“We congratulate Katelyn on her well-deserved promotion, particularly during these challenging times. Katelyn’s measured approach to work makes her a valuable addition to her clients and their businesses, and a trusted sounding board for her network,” he said.