Deloitte South West announces partner and director promotions

Employment & Skills | South West


Deloitte South West continues with its commitment to promote talent from within as it announces its new partner and directors for 2021 with eight key promotions.

Based in Bristol, Hamish McFadyen has been promoted to consulting partner within Deloitte Digital where he specialises in the strategy, design, implementation and operation of digital customer experiences. He leads some of the firm’s largest retail digital transformation engagements as-well as leading several of its strategic digital technology alliances.

Hamish hails from Exeter and joined the firm five years ago from Clarks where he was Global Vice-President of Digital IT. In his spare time Hamish mentors students at Exeter University.

Across the UK, Deloitte promoted 79 people to partner, 19 of which are from the firm’s regional practices.

In addition to Hamish’s partner promotion, seven colleagues were promoted to director in the South West. Across the South West & Wales practice as a whole, which incorporates both Bristol and Cardiff, there were a total of two new partners and nine director promotions.

The number of promotions has increased slightly from 2020 where Deloitte South West promoted Tom Noble to audit partner and six colleagues to director.

Martyn Gregory, practice senior partner for Deloitte South West, says: “The past year has been challenging for everyone and as a business it has been crucial that we have retained both talent and skills within our region to ensure continuity for both clients and our teams.

“Investing in our people is critical and we are thrilled for Hamish and all of our directors on their promotions. Seeing so many build a successful career in the region is fantastic and it’s important we continue to invest and showcase that regional expertise.”

South West’s director appointments are: Natalie Wells, Oliver Seal, Jane Darlington, Eddie Bell, Bash Noor, Philippa Hutton and Radhika Mahajan.

Deloitte promoted 79 partners across the UK this year of which 24 (30%) were women, this takes Deloitte’s female partners to 282 (25%). 11 new partners are from Ethnic Minority backgrounds*, equating to 14% of the promotions.

Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte UK, said: “This past year has undoubtedly emphasised the need for businesses to think and act with agility, adapting at pace to a changing market and shifting client demands. These promotions represent a significant achievement for those individuals who have demonstrated an ability to navigate the uncertainty, prioritise the wellbeing of our people, and support our clients through these challenging times.”

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