Life at Deloitte

Meet our colleagues

Who are Deloitte’s HR people?

We are everyone. We come in all shapes and sizes, and from every kind of background. Just one thing connects us: our attitude. We are curious, imaginative, open-minded. From our leaders to our interns, we’re all here to make a positive impact for our clients and society, as well as build successful careers for ourselves. Want to meet some of us?

HR Business Partners

Lisa Wallace, HR Business Partner

Where does my team fit? 
The HR Business Partner team sits within the wider HR function. We are the link between the business and the HR centres of excellence for Resourcing, Reward, Learning, Talent, Employee Relations and Operations.

Lisa’s PDP idea has changed the way we do things for the better. Read Lisa’s story

Find out about Deloitte’s Agile Working Programme

Siang Yeap, HR Business Partner for Global Employer Services

My biggest accomplishment
I’m on an International secondment from Australia. I’m proud to have secured my secondment. International mobility is growing but at the time in which I moved, it was still quite rare. I’d been at Deloitte for over four years in a regional role and I was looking for a change and a new challenge. It’s been a very smooth transition.

Siang is helping to put people front of mind in the business. Read Siang’s story.

Discover more about our approach to performance and development.

Employee Relations

Laura Haywood, Employee Relations Manager

What I’m most proud of at Deloitte
I studied to become an accredited mediator through the firm which was a big personal development piece for me. This is a different skill set to the skills required for my role and it was interesting to get a new perspective on how to manage people conflict.

Day to day Laura gets involved with a huge variety of work and enjoys working on some quite complex cases. Read Laura’s story


Andrew Smail, Learning Technology Manager

Where does my team fit? 
The Learning Technology team design and deliver digital and blended learning experiences to develop Deloitte’s 15,000 people in the UK and Swiss practices. We are part of the firm-wide Learning team - a centre of expertise on industry learning, leadership development, coaching, learning events and training delivery.

Find out how Andrew is changing the perception of digital and blended learning. Read Andrew’s story

Hear how our people work in Agile Ways

Marketa Sinicakova, Learning Co-Ordinator, Financial Advisory

How does my role make an impact that matters with Deloitte? 
I think learning is a great way to retain the best talent in the business. It nurtures and develops the people we have and it can really make a positive difference to their lives. It was one of the things that attracted me to Deloitte – the firm invests in its people and is interested in developing their careers.

Marketa has been on quite a journey to get to Deloitte. Read Marketa’s story

See how ‘respect’ is at the heart of our inclusive culture

Sarah Birtwell, Training and Knowledge Co-coordinator

My favourite part of the job
I enjoy the independence of scheduling courses myself. I have recently taken over a new course called Working Parents Transitions programme and I work together with the external facilitators to organise dates and sessions. It’s a great programme so I am happy to be involved with it.

Sarah joined Deloitte 6 years ago and has progressed to her current role. Read Sarah’s story

Learn more about Sarah’s ‘Working Parents Transitions Programme’


Emma Bryant, Resourcing Business Partner for Financial Advisory

My biggest accomplishment
I’ve been here over eight years and my role has regularly changed and developed over time. A career highlight for me was setting up the Brightstart scheme five years ago which I started from scratch. It’s been embraced by the firm and has had a hugely positive impact on the business.

Emma has instigated some of our most successful and award winning HR initiatives. Read Emma’s story

Learn more about our award winning Return to Work Programme

Jamie Bampton, Attraction Marketing Manager

How does my role make an impact that matters with Deloitte?
Our people are our business. The talented people we have here at Deloitte help keep us at the forefront of professional services. By continuing to attract the best talent to the business, we will ensure we keep moving the business forward. My job is all about making the diverse range of talent out there in the marketplace, and also within our firm, believe we are the best place for them.

Jamie’s recently joined the attraction team and is looking at new ways we can engage and attract top talent. Read Jamie’s story

Deloitte’s innovative talent strategies and commitment to investing in its people are among the many factors that supports the organization’s ongoing ranking on the Fortune list.

Louise Worbey, Head of International Mobility

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.

Find out how Louise's team are engendering a 'global mind-set'. Read Louise’s story

Find out about Deloitte’s Agile Working Programme

Charlotte Winderam, Candidate Engagement Advisor, Student Recruitment

What I’m most proud of at Deloitte
We’ve won lots of awards over the last couple of years, everything from being the highest placed Professional Services firm in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2015, to winners of The Candidate Experience Award where we were identified for implementing innovative, standout practices throughout the recruiting cycle. I’m proud to be part of the team.

Charlotte has been managing our variety of student recruitment schemes for the Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool offices for the last three years. Read Charlotte’s story

Find out how Deloitte is improving access to the Accountancy profession for young people from less advantaged backgrounds through the ASPIRE work experience programme.


Debbie Cook, Senior Reward Manager

My biggest accomplishment
Being a working mum. I don’t feel I have sacrificed either my career or being a mum; I’m enjoying both. Deloitte has been very supportive; I’ve worked part-time, full time, worked at home and even worked school hours and my career has continued to go from strength to strength.

Debbie has been a Reward specialist for nearly ten years and knows ‘Reward never sits still’. Read Debbie’s story

Hear how our people work in Agile Ways

HR Operations

Helen Dinsdale, HR Operations Manager

What do my team and I do?
We are helping to build the HR function for the future. We’ve got a helicopter view of the function and it’s our job to ensure we have the right resources in place to help us achieve our goals. We work out if there are any gaps in our knowledge, skill set, capabilities and tools that may stop HR being successful.

Helen and the team are key influencers in how people feel about working for Deloitte. Read Helen’s story

Management Information

Richard Foakes, HR MI Manager

What I’m most proud of at Deloitte
In the last couple of years we launched new pay review software called the Deloitte Reward System. The previous system had become unmanageable so it was a huge step forward for us in terms of functionality. It’s really improved the way we do things.

Read how Richard’s work makes headlines in the national press. Read Richard’s story here

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