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Deloitte announces changes to its Financial Advisory leadership team

28 March 2018

Richard Bell has taken over the leadership of Deloitte’s UK Financial Advisory practice from Neville Kahn. Richard Bell has 18 years’ experience as an Advisory Partner and sits on the UK firm’s Executive. He has successfully led Deloitte’s regional businesses for the last two years.

Commenting on his new role, Richard Bell said: “I’m delighted to be taking over at an important strategic period for the UK. Working closely with my predecessor Neville Kahn, we will continue to drive closer international collaboration across our Advisory practices in Europe and beyond.”

At the same time, Fenton Burgin takes over the UK Advisory Corporate Finance practice that forms a key part of Financial Advisory, providing advice and insight at every stage of a transaction. Fenton Burgin joined Deloitte as a Partner ten years ago and co-led the firm’s Global Debt & Capital Advisory practice. Fenton has over 30 years’ experience in M&A, debt and equity capital markets.

Fenton Burgin added: “A wide range of UK companies are looking at growth through M&A against the backdrop of a global economic recovery. I’m excited to be taking this role capitalising on our strong client relationships, sector expertise and international reach.”

Richard Bell takes over from Neville Kahn who will continue as Financial Advisory leader across Deloitte North West Europe. Fenton Burgin takes over from Paul Lupton, who will now be leading the UK firm’s Financial Advisory corridor (including M&A) with Deloitte’s US practice. Chris Skinner will take over Fenton Burgin’s role as the new Head of UK Debt Advisory.

Neville Kahn concluded: “I am very excited to be able to focus on the expansion of our North West Europe practice and the opportunity to spend more time serving clients. I wish Richard all the best in his new role.”


Notes to editors

  • Financial Advisory is a UK team of over 1,500 specialists advising on protecting, enhancing and realising value in companies, organisations and specialist assets.
  • Corporate Finance Advisory provides financial advice and insight at every stage of a transaction – from consideration of the strategic options to transaction execution, be it an IPO, acquisition or divestment, restructuring or fast track disposal. This includes leading M&A, Business Modelling, Economic Consulting, Valuations, Government & Infrastructure and Healthcare Corporate Finance businesses.
  • In October 2016, Deloitte announced that its Belgian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish member firms would combine with the UK and Swiss firm to create Deloitte North West Europe.
  • There are 270 partners and 2,268 staff in Financial Advisory for North West Europe

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