Life at Deloitte
Head of International Mobility
Louise works in Human Resources and is based in our Milton Keynes office.
What do my team and I do?
We get the right people in the right place at the right time. We support the movement of Deloitte employees in and out of the UK and Switzerland and advise the Firm on International mobility issues such as immigration challenges, compliance requirements, budgets and all the practicalities involved with moving individuals and families to a new location.
Where does my team fit?
The International Mobility team forms part of the Resourcing function who have overall responsibility for attraction, engagement, recruitment and mobility across the UK and Switzerland.
How does my role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?
International Mobility has become a key part of our strategy and is more important now than ever before. It is helping to meet the needs of our clients, to help develop our people and their careers, and it enables collaboration between member firms. We need to engender a global mind-set within our Partners and employees so that we can operate effectively in a global market.
My biggest accomplishment.
Managing to combine my career with three children! I’ve really valued the ‘agile working’ opportunities here. It’s given me the flexibility I’ve needed. I’ve also been fortunate to have worked for Partners and Directors who treat people like grown-ups and trust you to get the job done which isn’t always the case. It’s made it much easier to get a good work life balance. I was also the first Tax assignee to go on assignment to Hyderabad in 2003.
What I’m most proud of at Deloitte.
I’m very proud of my team. We’ve tripled in numbers in the last three years which I think reflects the growing importance of international mobility within the Firm and we have begun to be recognised in our industry for the good work we are doing. We have a team both here in the UK and more recently a team based in our practice in Switzerland, as we needed on the ground expertise to help better support our colleagues there too.
My favourite part of the job.
No two days are ever the same. Every move is unique so there are always new challenges, particularly for long term assignments. You have to put yourself in their shoes. On top of a new location, a new role, new colleagues, you have the personal aspects to deal with too – healthcare, children’s education, social security, personal banking for instance. It’s quite personal so you have to build good relationships.
Something more about me.
I like people and I like helping people embrace new challenges. If I didn’t, I couldn’t do this job.