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Deloitte promotes over 100 new partners in the UK

01 June 2023
  • 40% of new partners are women, up from 35% in 2022
  • Overall, women now make up 29% of UK partners, an increase from 26% in the previous year
  • 18% of new partners are from ethnic minority backgrounds, bringing the total of partners identifying as ethnic minority to 10%* – up from 9% last year

Deloitte in the UK has promoted 101 people to partner. Of the new promotions, 40 (39.6%) are women, increasing the total number of Deloitte’s women partners to 386 (29%).

18 new partners are from ethnic minority* backgrounds, equating to 18% of the promotions. Of those, three new partners are Black, totalling 15 Black partners in the UK. Overall, there are now 131 partners identifying as ethnic minority, representing 10% of the firm’s total partners*.

Promotions across business areas

The firm’s audit & assurance business has promoted 30 new partners, while 14 new partners were promoted in risk advisory, 14 in consulting, 23 in tax & legal, 17 in financial advisory and three in central management.

Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive, said: “Congratulations to all our new partners and all our colleagues who were promoted over the past year.

“I am immensely proud of the talent in our firm and am committed to continuing to invest in their future success. Promotions are an important part, but in addition, we’ve invested in enhanced policies on parental leave, bereavement and menopause, alongside fully funded private medical insurance for all our people.

“While we still have progress to make, I’m especially pleased to see increased representation of women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds among our most senior leaders. Creating an inclusive workplace remains a critical priority and we continue to take action to ensure we have a strong, diverse pipeline of talent.”

External partner hires and overall promotions

Deloitte in the UK also doubled the number of new external hires at partner level from 30 to 67 in the past financial year. Of the external partner hires, 29 (43%) were women, 10 (15%) identified as ethnic minority and one partner is Black.

The total number of UK partners now stands at 1,315 – up 8% from 1,218 last year.

Overall, the firm promoted over 7,200 people (30%) across all grades and business areas.


Notes to editors
*of those who identify their ethnicity.

Deloitte North and South Europe

Deloitte in the UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte Global network, spanning 28 countries and over 70,000 people. Deloitte NSE has promoted 309 people to partner including 99 women.

UK partner promotions by business:

  • Audit & Assurance - 30
  • Central Management - 3
  • Consulting – 14
  • Financial Advisory - 17
  • Risk Advisory -14
  • Tax & Legal – 23

UK partner promotions by region:

  • Belfast 1
  • Birmingham 4
  • Bristol 2
  • Glasgow 1
  • Leeds 5
  • London 80
  • Manchester 4
  • Reading 3
  • Southampton 1

UK partner lateral hires by business area:

  • Audit & Assurance - 4
  • Central Management - 1
  • Consulting – 17
  • Financial Advisory - 21
  • Risk Advisory - 6
  • Tax & Legal – 18