A managing partner at Findex-owned Crowe Horwath will leave the firm to become the Auditor-General for the Queensland Government.
Brendan Worrall, currently Crowe Horwath's managing partner for audit and assurance for the Australian and New Zealand markets, will take on his new role in July. He said it was an honour to be selected for the position, adding: "I very much look forward to bringing to the role both my public practice and public sector leadership experience to help influence the continuous improvement of public sector agency performance in Queensland."
Worrall joined Crowe Horwath in 2007 as partner, audit and assurance. He went on to hold multiple roles at the firm, including lead partner, audit and assurance for Brisbane and southern Queensland and member of the accounting and audit committee.
Before joining, he was chief financial officer of the Queensland Treasury, assistant Auditor-General at the Queensland Audit Office and a senior associate with ASIC.
"Brendan has been a key influencer and an invaluable member of our team. While we are sad to see him go, his appointment as Auditor-General is testament to the quality of our leadership, and we wish him every success," Findex chief operations officer Tony Roussos said.
Current Crowe Horwath senior partner David Munday will take on Worrall's role in July; the firm said Munday is working closely with Worrall in the interim as part of the leadership transition.