Deloitte adds 63 in bumper partner round

 
Elizabeth Fournier
BUSINESS services firm Deloitte yesterday announced its latest round of promotions, with 63 new partners taking up roles from the beginning of this month.

The bumper crop of partners matches the number that were promoted last summer, and includes 32 who will become full equity partners.

The majority of the promotions were made in the firm’s London offices, where 39 new partners were named across Deloitte’s audit, consulting, tax, corporate finance and enterprise risk service arms.

It also named four new partners across the firm’s Swiss offices in Zurich and Geneva, and one in Dubai – promoting Richard Clarke in its corporate finance team.

“I am delighted to welcome 63 new partners to the senior leadership of our firm in the UK and Switzerland. They represent an important investment in future success,” said Deloitte’s chief executive and senior partner David Sproul in a statement.

“As business leaders look to their own role in rebuilding economic prosperity across the country, investing in new talent is a signal of confidence, and critical to finding new opportunity in an uncertain economic environment,” he added.

As well as its internal advancements, Deloitte has hired 41 new partners from its competitors and industry roles over the past 12 months.

The number was significantly up on last year, when it recruited just 30 direct entry partners.

Last month Deloitte officially overtook rival PwC as adviser to the largest number of FTSE 250 firms, according to data from Morningstar’s professional services rankings.

The firm now acts as auditor for 69 of the FTSE 250, up from 66 in the previous quarter, while PwC’s clients remained static at 67.

In the FTSE 100 ranking it stayed in third position, but added one audit client to bring its total number to 21.

DELOITTE’S PARTNERSHIP: IN NUMBERS

991 Total number of partners in the firm as of 1 June 2012

63 The number of employees promoted to partner in yesterday’s announcement

32 The number of new partners who will become full equity partners in the firm

43 Partners hired from competitors and industry in the past year

Audit: Sonya Butters, Matt Cheetham, Stuart Diack, Damian Hales, Ian Joslin, Tom Millar, Jamie Partridge, Tom Spellman, Jude Tacon, Sylvia Chai, Jacques De Hillerin, Matt Hall, Myriam Meissner, Julian Rae, Richard Thornhill, Andy Wright

Consulting: David Anderson, Jenny Boon, James Gregson, Christian Hagman, Dan Ison, Mike Meehan, Fabrizio Napolitano, Sara Siegel, Phil Symonds, Nick Turner, Aaron Alburey, Karyn Daud, Mark Fakkel, Oli Hemming, Bruce Laing, James Taylor

Corporate finance: Clare Boardman, Gurminder Dhillon, Rob Harding, Daniel Smith, Chris Woolley, Richard Clarke, Michael Eckett, Chris Goodgame, Stuart Sparkes, Mark Underwood, Nico Van Der Beken

Enterprise risk services: Chris Gaines, Julian Hunt, Ronan Langford, James Russell

Swiss corporate finance: Andrew Busby

Tax: Liz Ballinger, James Bland, Andrew Coticelli, Lars Crowley, Darren Graves, Juliet Halfhead, Gemma Harris, Simon Clarke, Philip Crossman, Paul Gravett, Richard Insole, Helen Kaye, Andy Martyn, Joanne Pleasant, Stuart Savage