Ernst & Young (E&Y) has made three senior appointments.
Jonathan Dharmapalan has been appointed to lead E&Y global telecommunications centre. E&Y Australia has appointed McGregor Dixon as people leader for Oceania region, while the US firm has expanded its advisory services group appointing Nathan Ives as a member of its power and utilities practice.
In his new role, Dharmapalan will be responsible for leading a team of more than 2,000 telecoms specialists in its work with the world’s leading operators.
During his 25-year career Dharmapalan has served with some of the largest companies in the telecommunications sector. He has significant experience in the related sectors of technology, media and entertainment, and until recently, was leading E&Y’s telecommunications centre in Beijing.
McGregor has worked at E&Y for 16 years and was most recently human resources director and partner matters director. He assumes his new role from Lynn Kraus, who was recently appointed Sydney office managing partner. Both McGregor and Kraus are members of the E&Y executive team.
Ives has more than 18 years of experience in nuclear plant management and consulting including strategic planning, asset and resource management, project management, operational risk management, high risk decision management, organisational alignment and operator performance.
He also brings eight years of experience managing and supervising both military and commercial nuclear plant operations to his new role at E&Y, which offers a full range of services through its power and utilities advisory practice including strategic, financial, IT, performance improvement and risk management services.