Leadership and governance
Deloitte includes Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global), Deloitte member firms and each of their related entities in more than 150 countries and territories, and has governance and management structures in place at both the global and member firm levels.
The Deloitte Global Executive
The Deloitte Global Executive, currently composed of 25 senior leaders from Deloitte Global and select Deloitte firms, is responsible for embedding Deloitte’s Purpose and advancing its strategic business priorities. The Executive also sets policies and champions initiatives that help Deloitte make an impact that matters for Deloitte clients, Deloitte people, communities and other stakeholders. The group meets either in person or via video/conference calls at least 10 times during the year.
Deloitte Global Chief Executive Officer Punit Renjen, who began his second four-year term on 1 June 2019, leads the Executive. Renjen appoints the members of the Executive, subject to approval by the Governance Committee of the Deloitte Global Board of Directors.
The Deloitte Global Operating Committee
The Deloitte Global Operating Committee provides a vital link between strategy and execution that helps Deloitte perform effectively and efficiently.
Deloitte Global Chief Operating Officer Mike Dougherty leads the Operating Committee. Its members include Deloitte Global business operations and enabling area leaders and the largest Deloitte firms’ chief operating officers. The group meets either in person or via video conference at least seven times during the year.
The Deloitte Global Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is Deloitte Global's highest governing body and addresses its most important governance issues, including approval of the global strategy, major transactions and the selection of the Deloitte Global CEO. The Board has a number of committees to support its oversight and governance role, including a Risk and Ethics Committee and a Finance and Audit Committee.
Board composition is diverse in terms of geography, with a proportionate representation of member firms. Board members are designated by individual member firms that are themselves selected based on size, the number of significant clients they serve and other factors. Gender and business background are considered by member firms as they designate individuals to these positions. On 1 June 2020, the Board had 21 members, seven of whom were women.
Deloitte Global Chair Sharon Thorne began her four-year term of office on 1 June 2019.
Member firm leadership
To foster effective and responsive management within member firms, Deloitte Global has adopted standards describing leadership and governance structures to be implemented by member firms, including:
- A formal management structure, including an elected chief executive officer or managing partner who is responsible for managing the member firm and working with the member firm's leaders to align its strategies with Deloitte Global; and
- A governing body, such as a board of directors, to facilitate sound governance of the individual practice.