Of the 54 new UK partners, 41 were based in London and 11 were women. Overall, 19% of the firm’s partners are now women. While this is an improvement from last year’s 14%, Emma Codd, managing partner for talent, said there was “still some way to go” in the recruitment, development and retention of senior women.
In 2012, the firm set out a target for 25% of its partners to be female by 2020, and 40% by 2030.
Moreover, 9% of the new partners are black, Asian or minority ethnic compared with 5% of all partners. The firm says it hopes to raise this to 10% by 2021.
Deloitte also said 14 of the new partners were promoted within the consulting business, 13 in tax, 10 in audit, 10 in financial advisory and 7 in risk advisory.
David Sproul, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte North West Europe, said, “Being a larger, stronger firm allows us to provide more opportunities for our people and to grow the talent we have across our six geographies.
“At our first anniversary as one Deloitte North West Europe firm we have been able to make a greater impact by combining all of our capabilities and strengths, and by harnessing our innovative thinking and cultural diversity,” he added.
Deloitte North West Europe is a combination of the firm’s Belgian, Dutch, Nordics, Swiss, UK and Irish firms. The latter joined the network this month.
The firms have a combined total of 2,300 partners and 35,000 employees.