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Deloitte promotes 124 new partners in the UK

01 June 2022

  • 35% of new partners are women, up from 30% in 2021. Overall women now make up 26% of UK partners
  • 18% of new partners are from ethnic minority backgrounds, including three new Black partners – an increase from 14% of partner promotions in 2021

Deloitte in the UK has promoted 124 people to partner, a 57% increase from 2021. Of the new promotions, 44 (35%) are women, increasing the total number of Deloitte’s women partners to 323 (26%). 22 new partners are from ethnic minority* backgrounds, equating to 18% of the promotions.

Diversity and Inclusion
This year’s promotions include three new Black partners, totalling 11 Black partners in the UK. Partners identifying as ethnic minority now number 104 and represent 9% of Deloitte’s total partners. Deloitte is committed to achieving 12% ethnic minority and 3% Black partners by 2025, plus targets across other grades to create the future pipeline of talent.

Jackie Henry, managing partner, people and purpose, commented: “I am pleased to see progress in the representation of women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds at partner level. We are continuing to prioritise creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where there is equity of opportunity for everyone.

“To ensure we continue to build on this progress, we have introduced a new Future Leaders programme to support our efforts to improve the representation of women and underrepresented ethnic groups in our leadership team.”

Deloitte in the UK
The firm’s audit & assurance business has promoted 27 new partners, alongside 10 in risk advisory, 32 in consulting, 32 in tax & legal, 21 in financial advisory and two in central management.

Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive, said: “I’d like to congratulate all of our new partners. This is a milestone event and reflects the success of the firm and the confidence we have in our next generation of leaders.

“It brings with it important responsibilities: building trust in our firm, embedding quality, developing and supporting our people, and building our business for the next generation.

“We’ve achieved a lot in this past year in terms of our talent priorities. In addition to increasing the diversity of our senior leaders, we’ve accelerated the promotion and reward processes across all grades, and introduced overseas working.

“We’ve also adapted to hybrid to allow our people to choose where, when and how they do their best work and continued our investment in the UK regions to create new workplaces specifically designed for the future of work.”

The number of UK partners overall now stands at 1218. Deloitte also recruited an additional 30 new external hires at partner level in the UK during the financial year from June 2021 to the end of May 2022. Of the 30, 11 are women and two identify from an ethnic minority background.

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Notes to editors
*of those who identify their ethnicity.

Deloitte in North and South Europe
Deloitte UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte Global network, spanning 28 countries and over 65,000 people. Deloitte NSE has promoted 320 people to partner including 103 women.

UK partner promotions by business:

  • Audit & Assurance - 27
  • Central Management - 2
  • Consulting – 32
  • Financial Advisory - 21
  • Risk Advisory -10
  • Tax & Legal – 32

UK partner promotions by region:

  • Belfast: 2
  • Birmingham: 5
  • Bristol: 3
  • Cardiff: 1
  • Edinburgh: 3
  • Gatwick: 1
  • Leeds: 2
  • London: 96
  • Manchester: 7
  • Newcastle: 1
  • Nottingham: 1
  • Reading: 2

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