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Hunter leader appointed as National Chairman

PKF in Australia has announced the appointment of local Managing Director, Steve Meyn, as Chairman.

Meyn brings a stability to the group since its reincarnation in 2014 where he was an instrumental part of the then Lawler National Alliance executive that joined PKF to reinvigorate the PKF brand across Australia. Coinciding with Meyn’s appointment as Chairman has been the move to appoint Peter Cannan as CEO.

“PKF is agile and easily able to respond to the market and client conditions, we proved that throughout COVID. We have a true understanding and respect for the SME market in which we operate. It’s time for us to enhance and leverage all that we have built and I look forward to working with Peter to make that happen” Meyn commented.

Meyn’s appointment to Chairman shows the respect that local firm, PKF Sydney & Newcastle has earned from its national and global counterparts. It comes on the heels of Clayton Hickey, Audit and Assurance partner, being named as the PKF International Global Chair of the International Professional Standards Committee.

“The capabilities of our firm and our people has enabled us to grow with the needs of not only our clients but expand the value we bring to our team in providing opportunities for professional development at a local, national and international level” said Meyn.

Despite this appointment, Meyn’s heart remains firmly in Newcastle and with his local clients. It is working with them that keeps his finger on the pulse of the business community and allows him to lead PKF Sydney and Newcastle and PKF in Australia with authenticity and genuine care.

PKF in Australia farewelled long-serving Chairman/CEO, Norm Draper after 11-years as he heads into retirement.

“Norm has built PKF in Australia to be what it is today. Under his leadership we have achieved so much, established a strong foundation for the future and Peter and I are proud to be taking the reigns from such a great person” said Meyn.

About PKF


PKF Newcastle and Sydney, started in very humble beginnings, in suburban Newcastle. The values instilled by our founder continue to form the foundation of who we are, how we treat our people, and how we service our clients. Today, PKF is a mid-tier practice and a national award-winning audit, tax and business advisory firm which provides a comprehensive range of specialist business services to organisations committed to success, across a broad range of industries. We employ over 230 people and are passionate about helping our local community.


PKF Australia is a Top 10 Accounting firm.

With over 90 partners and over 750 staff located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Tamworth, Walcha, Central Coast and Rockhampton.


PKF International is a global family of legally independent firms bound together by a shared commitment to quality, integrity and the creation of clarity in a complex regulatory environment.

Our family consists of over 400 offices, operating in 150 countries across five regions. We specialise in providing high quality audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory solutions to international and domestic organisations in all our markets.

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