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John Thompson

Director | Head of Resourcing Business Partnering & Senior Hiring


I am the Head of Resourcing Business Partnering & Senior Hiring for the UK firm. I sit in the Enabling Functions HR team and lead the following teams:

1. Workforce Planning & Resourcing Business Partnering – strategic HR Resourcing business partnering with senior business area leadership teams (COO, P&P, HRD etc) to ensure future resource demand is delivered, in-Financial Year performance meets expectations and we have robust plans to achieve our D&I objectives and commitments
2. Partner Hiring – delivering Partner hires to the firm
3. DSM Hiring – delivering Director and Senior Manager hires to the firm
4. Candidate Engagement – direct sourcing teams delivering Partner, Director and Senior Manager candidates to the firm

I have previously worked in a number of different HR roles at Deloitte including:

  • Head of Resourcing Business Partnering & Executive Hiring 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programme Manager 
  • Neurodiversity Programme Lead 
  • Resourcing Business Partner (Tax & Legal)

Before Deloitte, I previously worked in Financial Services and Investment Banking in the following roles:

  • EMEA Recruitment Lead (Corporate Operations)
  • Global HR Programme Manager (Resourcing & Learning)
  •  Global Recruitment Lead (Legal & Risk)
  • Global HR Rightshoring Lead (Risk)
  •  Mumbai HR Lead - based in Mumbai, India
  •   Direct Sourcing Team Lead (Finance)