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About the Senior Partner and Chief Executive role

The role within our leadership and governance

Richard Houston, the Senior Partner and Chief Executive, has full executive authority for the management of Deloitte in the UK. Richard was elected to serve as Senior Partner and Chief Executive of both Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE) and Deloitte UK from 1st June 2019. He is a member of the Deloitte Global Executive and is responsible for connecting the breadth and depth of capabilities of over 45,000 people and 2,500 partners in NSE to deliver value for clients and make a difference in society.

The responsibilities of the Senior Partner and Chief Executive fall under five principal headings:

  • the business of Deloitte, including the development and management of professional services at the highest level of quality, and compliance with all regulations;
  • the development of policies and strategic direction;
  • financial performance;
  • partners, including the development and management of our talent goals;
  • international, representing the UK firm within Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
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