Deloitte in the UK has promoted 16 new partners to audit & risk advisory, 15 in consulting, 13 in tax, 12 in financial advisory, and one in internal client services.
Of those promoted, 13 (23%) are women, which is higher than the firm’s overall percentage of 19%. Six of the new partners are black and minority ethnic (BAME).
Across all of Deloitte North West Europe – the new merged firm which includes the UK, Swiss, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish businesses - 149 new partners were created.
Emma Codd, managing partner for talent of Deloitte North West Europe, said that the firm has a target of 25% female partners by 2020.
“Female representation at partner level has increased from 14% in 2014 to 19% in 2017. Although the proportion this year is lower than hoped, we have a strong pipeline of women at director and senior manager level who are well placed to progress in the coming years,” said Codd.
The Big Four firm was recently named the fifth best UK employer for social mobility. Accountancy firms were well represented, with Grant Thornton in first place and the rest of the Big Four in the top 20.
Deloitte recently regained its position as the world’s largest firm by posting record revenues of $36.8bn (£27.5bn), an increase of 9.5% from 2015.