Ms Palmer was previously a partner at a big four firm, working primarily in the Assurance practice. She was also the Client Service Partner on the Western Australian BHP account, which saw her act in a commercial, governance and relationship management capacity.
She brings more than 20 years’ experience in external audit services, technical accounting, regulatory advice and finance function support to Pitcher Partners.
Pitcher Partners Perth Managing Director Leon Mok said Ms Palmer’s experience, particularly in the resource sector, was exceptional.
“Throughout her career, Joanne has provided audit and advisory services to multinational mining companies, mid-caps and junior explorers,” Mr Mok said.
“Joanne’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to broadening the premium skills and service Pitcher Partners offer to Perth’s mid-tier market, and our commitment to the resources sector.
“We’re also pleased to point out her employment bring our senior leadership team to equal numbers of male and female partners.
"We believe this outcome reflects the firm’s attitudes of recruiting and developing people based on talent, which is all about further enhancing the service and depth of knowledge we can offer our clients.”
Ms Palmer’s appointment signals the next stage of growth for Pitcher Partners’ audit and assurance services.