The Deloitte Global Board of Directors addresses Deloitte Global’s most important governance matters, including approval of the global strategy, annual budget and investment plan, major policies, major transactions, and selection of the Deloitte Global CEO and Deloitte Global Chair. In addition, the Deloitte Global Board provides oversight of and support for the operation and performance of management.
Board composition has proportionate representation of Deloitte member firms, and spans the full geographic reach of Deloitte’s operations. Diversity – including that of gender, race and ethnicity, thought and life experience, professional background as well as skills and capabilities – is considered by member firms as they designate individuals to these positions. The Deloitte Global Board has 17 members, with women making up 35% of the Board (up from 19% in FY19). Deloitte Global Chair Anna Marks began her four-year term of office on 1 June 2023.
Except for the Deloitte Global CEO and Deloitte Global Chair, all Deloitte Global Board members are active Deloitte firm partners. No Deloitte Global Board members hold any significant positions or commitments in other commercial organizations.
The Board has several committees to support its oversight and governance role. The Deloitte Global Board also leverages ad-hoc committees, working groups and councils to provide oversight on specific topics (typically time-bound).
The Deloitte Global Chair and Board receive input from the Deloitte Global Independent Non-Executive (INE) Advisory Council. The group provides advice and insights on a variety of matters, including strategy, planning, public policy, quality, risk and regulatory matters, and broader stakeholder engagement. The Deloitte Global Chair and Board also regularly engage with the Deloitte Community of Chairs, which is made up of a broad group of chairs of the boards of directors of Deloitte firms from almost 40 countries around the world, not all of which are directly represented on the Deloitte Global Board.
Gender, LGBT+, age and disability are self reported by Global Board members
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Capability area definitions:
Environmental sustainability and climate change: Experience in minimizing negative impacts and creating positive impacts on the environment through business strategy, investments and operations, including through collaboration within and across borders, industries and value chains. Encompasses nature in its broadest sense, including impacts on living organisms and non-living elements such as air, land, water, and ecosystems.
Social impact/progress: Experience or specialist skills/knowledge of addressing issues such as human rights, access to education and employment, peace and justice, response to humanitarian crises and natural disasters, health equity and pandemic response, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
Governance experience: Experience serving on, or working with and advising, the boards of:
Business leadership experience: Experience in senior leadership positions in Audit and/or Advisory at Deloitte or elsewhere as well as strategy development and implementation.
Ethics, integrity and risk management: Experience in developing, delivering and/or overseeing robust and proactive ethics programs that reinforce consistent expectations and drive unwavering commitment to integrity and conduct amongst all professionals and experience in risk management, strategic planning and compliance. Sets the example and focuses on maintaining an ethical culture which encourages consultation, reporting and ongoing education.
Talent/people: Experience in overseeing, managing and/or delivering the talent experience at Deloitte or elsewhere. Includes providing purposeful and distinctive work; enabling ongoing growth and development; fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that is underpinned by respect, and encouraging colleagues to take care of each other, member firm clients, the planet, and the communities in which we live and work.
Innovation, technology and cyber: Experience bringing technology innovation strategies to life; monitoring and overseeing safe and secure data collection, retention and use through technology enhancements and data protection mechanisms; and maintaining information integrity and availability.
Finance, accounting and corporate reporting: Professional qualification and/or experience in finance, accounting, banking, capital markets, financial and non-financial (ESG) reporting, integrated reporting and assurance over financial and ESG subject matter.
Government and regulatory: Experience in governmental and regulatory affairs, including as part of a business and/or through positions with government organisations or regulatory bodies.