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Deloitte announces new partner and director promotions in Scotland

Deloitte has bolstered its team across Scotland after announcing a number of senior promotions.


Tim Corfield has been appointed to partner in Glasgow while Kris Keane, Claire Robb and Gareth Edwards take up director roles in Edinburgh.

Corfield’s appointment is the fourth partner promotion in Scotland over the past 12 months, following those of Caroline Muir, Kent Mackenzie and Shaun Reynolds. Overall, Deloitte has promoted 161 people to partner across its North West Europe (NWE) practice this month, including 78 new partners in the UK.

All newly-appointed roles take effect this month. Robb becomes a director after joining Deloitte’s corporate tax team as an associate. Her role mainly involves helping privately-owned businesses to manage their tax affairs as they grow, expand internationally and undertake transactions.

Keane joined Deloitte in 2001 as an associate in audit before going on to become part of the restructuring services team. He works across accelerated mergers and acquisitions, performance improvement and turnaround. He regularly advises on working capital assistance, managed exit strategies and advising clients on stakeholder management during challenging situations.

Edwards has co-led Deloitte Digital in Scotland since joining the firm two years ago and works with clients across all sectors from financial services and public sector to sport and the arts.

Corfield said: “It’s the realisation of a lifelong ambition to become a partner and I’m proud to have achieved this with Deloitte. The establishment of a dedicated Sale and Purchase Agreement Advisory team in Glasgow has been a real success story for Scotland.

“We have drawn on the talent pool in Scotland, with a really strong embedded knowledge of doing deals in an applied way, and now have a well established centre of excellence. Over the last three years, we have worked on some 250 projects including many high-profile transactions both here in Scotland but also across the UK.”

Steve Williams, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland, added: “Tim is a valuable addition to our partnership, bringing with him outstanding leadership skills, drive and determination to succeed. The Sale and Purchase Agreement Advisory offering is an example of how we have invested in new business and growth opportunities, and we look forward to Tim building on its success.”

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