HLB Mann Judd Sydney has appointed industry veteran Peter Gardiner to the newly created role of corporate development executive, leading the firm’s continued growth.  He will report to managing partner of HLB Mann Judd Sydney, Tony Fittler.

Peter Gardiner has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services, accounting and banking industries in Australia, Asia and the UK.  He first joined HLB Mann Judd Sydney in late 2023 in a business development capacity which has now been formalised into the new role. Peter Gardiner’s main area of focus will be driving opportunities in the corporate advisory division as well as providing a framework for best of breed processes within the firm.

He joined HLB Mann Judd from Saltire Capital Partners where he was partner and also spent four years with Findex where he was executive managing partner – specialist services. He has also worked at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and ANZ Corporate Bank.

Tony Fittler says Peter Gardiner’s appointment has been a significant step in the firm’s ambitious growth plans.

“Our goal over the next two years is to have 26 partners, and $50 million in revenue, by 2026. This is a major initiative for us and Peter’s appointment forms a significant stepping stone in achieving these ambitions.

“Peter brings a breadth and depth of experience in business strategy and revenue growth, corporate development and advisory, and M&A activity, and allows us to build on the strength and reputation of HLB Mann Judd, and its focus on client service,” Tony says.

Peter says he is looking forward to being part of the next phase of growth at HLB Mann Judd.

“I have always enjoyed a challenge and look forward to assisting in driving the evolution of a major mid-tier accounting firm, at a time when there is significant change and disruption.

“HLB Mann Judd is a stable, high-performing firm with a significant footprint in the funds management industry.”