Josef Pilger, global pension and retirement leader at Ernst & Young, will be leaving the firm.
Pilger confirmed in an email that he will be moving back to Australia "later this month for family reasons."
Regarding his successor at EY, Pilger said in the email the firm is "going through the normal internal processes to work out who will take over my role."
In a LinkedIn post dated Jan. 31, Pilger announced his departure from EY and noted that "board, advisory, and contract roles are all on my agenda, along with giving back to the community and writing a book."
In a reference to his immediate future, Pilger noted: "I can't wait to see where this road leads. New friends, clients and opportunities in Australia and globally."
According to Pilger's LinkedIn page, he initially joined EY in August 2007.
EY could not be reached for further details.