About us

Meet our expert team

Committed to the growth of the regional economy and local businesses, Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East offer a range of advisory services from our Leeds and Newcastle offices across a wide range of industries.

Stuart Cottee
Yorkshire and the North East Practice Senior Partner

Stuart is Practice Senior Partner for Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East. He is also Head of Private Markets for tax in the UK and a member of the firm’s Tax and Deloitte Private Executives.

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Stephen Hall
North East Office Senior Partner

Stephen is Office Senior Partner for the North East, specialising in direct tax advising many public and private sector organisations.

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Tax

Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East offers clients a broad range of fully integrated tax services including; Business Tax, International Tax, Indirect Tax and Global Employer Services. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge to help your company excel locally, nationally and globally.

Andy Coticelli
Head of Tax in Yorkshire and the North East

Andy leads the tax practice and specialises in corporate and international tax. He also heads up Deloitte’s retail and consumer business teams across Yorkshire and the North East.

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Richard Davis
Tax Partner

Richard is a Corporate Tax Partner, specialising in manufacturing, utilities and real estate.

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Helen Kaye
Tax Partner and Head of the North Global Employer Services team

Helen leads the Global Employer Services team in North and specialises in employment taxes and reward. She works with employers across a vast range of industries including the retail sector.

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Sue Holmes
Tax Partner and Head of Financial Services in Yorkshire and the North East

Sue specialises in Financial Services and advising on M&A activity as well as tax. She also represents Tax on the FS Executive and is a member of the Tax Executive.

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Nick Marsden
Tax Partner

Nick is an International and Corporate Tax Partner advising a range of foreign listed groups.

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Arran Taylor
Tax Partner and Head of Tax Management Consulting practice for the North and the regions

Arran is an International and Corporate Tax Partner advising multinational groups with complex UK and global tax compliance and reporting requirements.

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Peter White
Tax Partner

Pete is an Indirect Tax Partner, specialising in Financial Services.

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Richard Williams
Tax Partner

Richard is an International Tax Partner advising a range of foreign listed groups.

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Audit & Assurance

At Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East, Audit is about much more than just the numbers. It’s about attesting to accomplishments and challenges, and helping to assure strong foundations for future aspirations. We illuminate the what, how, and why of change so you’re always ready to act ahead.

Simon Manning
Head of the Yorkshire and North East Corporate Audit and Assurance practice

Simon heads up the Yorkshire and North East Corporate Audit and Assurance practice and leads our manufacturing practice within audit for the UK firm.

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Scott Bayne
Audit and Assurance Partner

Scott is an Audit and Assurance Partner with a specific focus on the manufacturing and tourism, hospitality and leisure industries.

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Pete Birch
Audit and Assurance Partner

Pete is a Partner in the Financial Services Audit practice, working predominantly in the banking, building society and non-standard lending sectors.

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Kate Darlison
Audit and Assurance Partner

Kate leads the Yorkshire and North East Private Equity Backed audit business, focusing on a range of industries throughout the lifecycle of investment, growth and acquisition and through to exit, including listing.

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Matt Hughes
Audit and Assurance Partner

Matt leads the Deloitte Private Audit practice outside of London. He works with Private Equity backed groups through all stages of the investment lifecycle.

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Dave Johnson
Audit and Assurance Partner

Dave is an Audit and Assurance Partner specialising listed entities, PE backed businesses and complex international groups including those with US listed ownership.

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Chris Powell
Audit and Assurance Partner

Chris provides compliance and advisory services to large dynamic and complex businesses across the North of England and is a member of the UK Audit Executive.

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Jamie Young
Audit & Assurance Partner

Jamie is a Partner in our Financial Services Practice based in Leeds, specialising in Internal Audit, Regulatory and Assurance engagements.

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Risk Advisory

Our Risk Advisory team at Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East helps organisations make risk-informed strategic choices, respond to disruptions, protect their reputation and unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for all of their stakeholders.

Peter Astley
Head of Risk Advisory in Yorkshire and the North East

Peter focuses on the provision of Internal Audit, and Risk Management to the Corporate Sector. He is the firm’s UK and EMIA lead Internal Audit Partner.

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Paul Thomson
Risk Advisory Partner

Paul is head of public sector External Audit practice nationally and is based in Leeds.

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Consulting

At Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East, our consulting ability to help solve clients’ most complex issues is distinct. We deliver strategy and implementation, from a business and technology view, to help you lead in the markets where you compete.

Paul Thompson
Consulting Partner

Paul is the Deloitte Digital Lead Partner and specialises in business services, telecommunications and media sector.

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Toby Brook
Consulting Partner

Toby is a Consulting partner within our Financial Services practice. He specialises in the leadership of large-scale change, technology enabled programmes within the insurance and banking sectors.

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Richard Eighteen
Consulting Partner

Richard is a Consulting Partner in the Technology Insurance practice focusing on delivering transformation programmes enabled by Core applications.

David Harker
Consulting Partner

David Harker is a senior partner in the UK public sector Consulting team and leads our Enterprise Applications practice within Technology.

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David Jones
Consulting Partner

David is a Consulting Partner working in our Insurance practice and leads the Financial Service Applications group.

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Financial Advisory

Our Financial Advisory specialists at Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East advise on protecting, enhancing and realising value in companies, organisations and specialist assets.

Advisory Corporate Finance
We provide 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.

Paul Trickett
Head of Corporate Finance in Yorkshire and the North East

Paul is an Advisory Corporate Finance Partner and he specialises in the construction sector.

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Dan Renton
Corporate Finance Partner

Dan is an Advisory Corporate Finance Partner advising on transactions involving private equity and other mid-market transactions.

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Transaction Services
We provide specialised deal and related services to a wide range of corporate and private equity clients. Our situational expertise is complemented by industry and functional experts to ensure our clients receive a seamless and flexible service for all their transactions.

Matt Henderson
Head of Transaction Services in Yorkshire and the North East

Matt leads the Transaction Services team in Yorkshire and the North East. He also heads up Deloitte Private and Deloitte's pan region Health and Life Sciences industry team.

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Chris Wildsmith
Transaction Services Partner

Chris is a Transaction Services Partner operating across the financial services industry with a particular specialism in bank and non-bank lending.

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Restructuring Services
Our Restructuring team provide investigation, restructuring, turnaround and insolvency advice and services to underperforming and financially distressed businesses, their lenders, stakeholders and advisors.

Clare Boardman
Head of Restructuring in Yorkshire and the North East

Clare is a Restructuring Partner and turnaround expert with cross industry and private sector experience.

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Adrian Berry
Restructuring Partner

Adrian is a Restructuring Partner, with broad sector experience in healthcare, property and construction, retail, hotel and leisure, food and agribusiness.

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Forensic
Deloitte Forensic in the Yorkshire and North East help clients react quickly and confidently in a crisis, investigation or dispute. We use our global network, deep industry experience and advanced analytical technology to understand and resolve issues.

Chris Clements
Forensic Partner

Chris is a Forensic Partner with specific sector experience in construction, infrastructure, and long term capital projects and IT disputes.

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