Stephen Bushell appointed as DFK International Board President

DFK International, a leading global association of independent accounting and consulting firms, has announced the appointment of Stephen Bushell as its new Board President. Mr. Bushell’s selection represents a significant milestone for the association, becoming the first Australian to hold the position for the global network.

With $US2.4 billion in global billings, DFK International is one of the top accounting associations of independent member firms worldwide. The network of accounting and consulting firms span across more than 90 countries, providing clients with access to a vast pool of expertise and resources, and valuable international growth opportunities.

Executive director of DFK International, Bill Wright, said the selection of Mr Bushell was supported by his comprehensive experience and vision.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Bushell as the new board president of DFK International,” said Mr Wright. “His extensive experience and strategic vision will be invaluable in leading our network through the ever-evolving business landscape.”

“As the first Australian president, his appointment symbolises the global reach and diversity of our organisation. We are confident that Stephen’s leadership will help drive our continued growth and success.”

With over three decades of experience in the industry, Stephen Bushell has exceptional leadership skills and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that firms face in today’s dynamic business environment. Having previously served as the Chairman of DFK Australia and New Zealand, Mr. Bushell brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong track record of success to his new role as President of DFK International.

“I am truly honoured and excited to assume the role of Board President of DFK International. This appointment not only reflects the trust and confidence placed in me by DFK International but also highlights the growing influence and capabilities of the Australian accounting and consulting industry on the global stage. I look forward to working closely with our member firms to drive collaboration, innovation, and value creation for our members and clients worldwide.”

Mr. Bushell’s appointment has officially commenced, with appointment being announced during the organisation’s annual conference in Miami, Florida in July 2023. The conference brought together leaders and professionals from DFK member firms worldwide to discuss industry trends, exchange best practices, and continue to foster stronger connections within the global network.

DFK International is one of the world’s oldest associations of accounting firms, founded in 1961 by three member firms in the U.K., France and Australia. DFK’s reach now includes over 200 member firms with 19,000 employees operating in over 460 offices in 90 countries. Following the membership of U.S.-based Marcum LLP in 2022, DFK International now generates over $US2 billion in global billings, placing it in the top 10 accounting associations of independent member firms worldwide.

Read DFK International Media Release here

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