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

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.