Deloitte grows Risk Advisory practice with two additional partners and new leadership
Zurich, 30 January 2018
Professional services firm Deloitte Switzerland has named Andrew Winters as the new Managing Partner, Risk Advisory, effective 1 January 2018. He has joined the Swiss practice from Deloitte UK and has been appointed as a member of the Swiss Executive team. His appointment alongside Marc Grueter, who joined the firm as partner in December 2017, underlines the firm’s ambitions to further strengthen its Risk Advisory practice.
Swiss organisations are facing increasing uncertainties, emerging more quickly than ever and in ways that are less and less predictable. Uncertainty can take many forms: it can be a complex regulatory landscape, a major acquisition or an industry disruption. Helping businesses address such challenges, Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice is among the firm’s most dynamic advisory practices in Switzerland, supporting organisations in managing risks more effectively and efficiently, while creating and protecting value for all their stakeholders. The team specialises in strategic and reputational, regulatory, financial, operational and cyber risk management.
Andrew Winters has joined Deloitte Switzerland to lead the Risk Advisory practice in this exciting phase. He will also join the Executive team of the firm. Andrew joined Deloitte in the UK in 2007 as a partner, where he led the firm’s regional Risk Advisory practice and was a member of the practice’s leadership team. He has extensive experience in advising global and national organisations across all industry sectors.
“In an uncertain and complex world, one of the biggest risks an organisation can take is to do nothing. Leading organisations understand that risk is a source of competitive advantage,” says Andrew Winters, Managing Partner, Risk Advisory, at Deloitte Switzerland. “In my new role, I am looking forward to driving comprehensive advisory services and first-class risk management expertise to better serve our clients’ needs.”
In another move, Marc Grueter has joined Deloitte Switzerland to lead non-financial risk management, regulatory and compliance services in the Financial Services sector. Joining from another large professional services firm, Marc brings more than 15 years of experience in strategy, finance, risk and digitisation to the table.
“The headcount of our Risk Advisory practice grew by 12% in 2017, and we continue to energetically invest in our talent pool to further grow business in Switzerland. However, the competition to attract talent, especially risk, specialists has never been as fierce as today,” adds Andrew Winters. “We are therefore increasing our exposure to the next generation of talent even more by deepening our ties to universities and in the marketplace. This will lay a strong foundation for the future.”