Deloitte has announced the appointments of two people to partner, one associate partner, as well as nine people to the role of director in the firm’s Leeds office.
It is reported that these new promotions are Deloitte’s “continued investment in its regional business”. Across the UK, Deloitte has promoted 124 people to partner, which is a 57% increase on last year. The Leeds office alone has a reported total of 138 promoted people.
Louise Cooper and Wayne Kershaw have been appointed to partner, while Mark Lewis has taken on the role of associate partner, a senior signing director.
The nine people promoted to director are Nick Waring in consulting, Sarah Anderson and Neil Shaw in audit and assurance, Lewis Keating and Michael Maullin in risk advisory, Mark Harwood in global employer services, and Katy Broome, Lindsay Taaffe and Dave Taylor in tax and legal.
Stuart Cottee, practice senior partner in Yorkshire and the North East, said: “I am really pleased to announce our promotions for 2022 which are testament to each individual’s hard work. And I’m especially pleased to announce two newly promoted partners for the Leeds office.
“The promotions span the service lines and demonstrate the depth and breadth of experience in our Yorkshire practice. Something I am very proud of as this is what sets us apart.”
He added: “I’d like to congratulate all our people who have been promoted in this cohort as we continue to make an impact that matters with our clients and in our local community.”
Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our new partners. This is a milestone event and reflects the success of the firm and the confidence we have in our next generation of leaders.
“It brings with it important responsibilities: building trust in our firm, embedding quality, developing and supporting our people, and building our business for the next generation. We’ve achieved a lot in this past year in terms of our talent priorities. In addition to increasing the diversity of our senior leaders, we’ve accelerated the promotion and reward processes across all grades, and introduced overseas working.
He added: “We’ve also adapted to hybrid working to allow our people to choose where, when and how they do their best work and continued our investment in the UK regions to create new workplaces specifically designed for the future of work.”