26 JULY 2023: Today Deloitte, a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner, announced the first-ever global Team Deloitte, a group of 19 Deloitte professionals who are also elite athletes training to qualify for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. This athlete roster is joined by a small cohort of Deloitte-sponsored athletes.
Deloitte Australia CEO Adam Powick said: “We’re excited to introduce Team Deloitte, an impressive group of dual-career Deloitte professionals and elite athletes on the road to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. They exemplify the unique qualities required to succeed in both sport and business and we look forward to supporting and celebrating their journey to qualify for Paris 2024. We’re also really proud to see Australia so well represented in Team Deloitte.”
Paris 2024: Introducing Team Deloitte
Each member of Team Deloitte embodies Deloitte’s shared values and will be part of creating a better world through sport. These dual career athletes represent 14 countries in 15 different sports. The Deloitte professionals within the teamwork in a full or part time capacity across each of our businesses at Deloitte. To view the full list of Team Deloitte members and their biographies, please click here.
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist and Deloitte Paralympic Advisor Curtis McGrath OAM said: “I’m so proud to be part of Team Deloitte, a group of athletes driven to deliver an impact the world will see and feel. We want to show the power of sport to connect and inspire, and to amplify the ‘possible’ in sport and in business.”
Olympic medallist and Deloitte Consultant Caleb Antill said: “I’m grateful that Deloitte supports my athletic ambition while also helping me develop my professional career. I get to spend the early morning out on the water and the rest of the day with my colleagues, supporting clients as they navigate technology transformation. A high-performance culture and working toward common goals are part of what I do when I’m competing and when I’m working. The connection of our Deloitte values and the Olympic values are not a coincidence.”
Thriving in and outside of competition
Deloitte has a history of attracting and supporting elite athletes within the organisation today. Thirty-seven Deloitte professionals have participated in a combined seven summer and three winter editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from Atlanta 1996 to Tokyo 2020. Their efforts span over 30 years of competition at Olympic and Paralympic Games, representing 15 countries in 21 different sports, and have resulted in 16 medals: ten gold, four silver, and two bronze.
Many retired Olympians and Paralympians have come to Deloitte for their post-competitive careers and are using the qualities and skills it takes to be an elite athlete performing at the highest levels to thrive at Deloitte.
Olympian and Deloitte Director Carmen Wearne said: “Being a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner is a partnership with purpose for Deloitte. I’m really looking forward to working with Olympians and Paralympians to help further our ambition to support athletes in growing their careers, on and off the ‘field’. We’re so excited to be supporting and celebrating our incredible Team Deloitte athletes as they pursue their own Olympic and Paralympic dreams.”
A Partnership with Purpose
Today’s announcement of Team Deloitte builds upon the April 2022 news that the IOC and Deloitte have entered into a decade-long, five-Games TOP partnership through 2032. Deloitte and the IOC have formed a “partnership with purpose” that applies Deloitte’s deep business acumen to help the IOC realise the possibilities of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and its mission: creating a better world through sport.