Routh brings 25 years of experience in the climate change and sustainability sector to her role, and was previously a partner with Deloitte China, where she was responsible for the Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory practice for Deloitte Asia Pacific.
In her new role with Deloitte UK, she will be responsible for building the existing team to deliver climate change, decarbonisation and net zero projects for private and public sector clients.
Routh said: “We see the 2020s as the climate change decade and in response we are expanding the services we provide to organisations in order to support them on their net zero journey. We are committed to doing high quality and rigorous work that makes a positive impact.
“After 13 years living and working in China, I’m pleased to have come back to the UK at such a pivotal time. As the UK government prepares to host COP26 in November 2021, now is the time for organisations to look urgently at how climate change commitments can be met and the transformation that needs to take place.”
In addition, Charlotte Warburton will join Deloitte’s public sector practice as the consulting transport leader. Prior to her appointment, she spent five years at PA Consulting Group advising global transport, travel and logistics companies.
She has previously worked on a number of large scale innovation programmes across the UK and Middle East. In her new role, she will be responsible for growing the firm’s transport consulting practice across the UK and Europe, with a special emphasis on the building the firm’s offering in the North of England.
She will particularly focus on helping companies to achieve their net zero climate targets.
Warburton said: “I am looking forward to helping organisations use technology to make better business decisions and to achieve their net zero goals through digital solutions.
“Being from the North myself, a key objective will be to transform transport infrastructure in the regions as we continue to support the UK’s levelling up agenda.”