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Richard Houston

Executive Group | Senior Partner & CEO – Deloitte UK & Deloitte NSE

Richard is Senior Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North South Europe (NSE). He is also a member of Deloitte’s Global Executive. Since being elected in 2019, Richard has led the integration of NSE as a single Deloitte business to deliver greater value for clients, people and society. NSE is now the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network with over 75,000 people and 3,000 partners across 30 countries in EMEA.

Richard is proud to lead on several People & Purpose campaigns for Deloitte on topics including mental health, diversity and inclusion and the race to net zero. He has a particular interest in the role of technology, the need for digital inclusion and is a strong advocate for the role and responsibilities that businesses, such as Deloitte, must play in bridging the digital divide. He is the sponsor partner for Deloitte Digital Connect, a programme that helps charities scale their impact globally.

Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Richard led the UK and North West Europe Consulting practices, delivering strong revenue growth and enhancing the sense of partnership across multiple geographies. Richard has over 24 years of experience in Consulting and Financial Services. He joined Deloitte in 2002 having previously worked at Arthur Andersen, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland.