Deloitte Midlands appoints new practice senior partner

Deloitte Midlands has appointed a new practice senior partner for the region.

Juliet Halfhead, a tax partner who leads Deloitte’s North and South Europe (NSE) reward practice, will take over from Jane Whitlock who is taking a role on the Deloitte NSE board.

Halfhead is from the Midlands and joined Deloitte in 2001. She has spent most of her career working in both Birmingham and Nottingham and was promoted to partner in 2012.

Working with some of the firm’s most prestigious and complex clients, she works with a range of listed companies in the UK and internationally, as well as privately owned and private equity-backed businesses.

Over the next few years, Halfhead will focus on the continued growth of the Birmingham and Nottingham practices.

She said: “I am passionate about the Midlands, the business ecosystem and local communities. Working in the region for the majority of my career, I know the Midlands is a great place to work and live and have witnessed its growth first-hand.

“We have a vibrant regional agenda that isn’t in a static state and I’m proud of Deloitte’s contribution to our local economy, our leading tech accelerator – Vodafone Centre for Health with Deloitte – and the continued growth in areas such as advanced manufacturing that are so important to the region.

“The Midlands continues to benefit from innovative initiatives such as 5G and the upcoming Commonwealth Games presents a once in a generation opportunity to showcase what the Midlands has to offer and become a world-class destination for trade, investment and tourism, which can only further the region’s reputation as a place to invest and grow.”

Whitlock said: “Juliet has built an enviable reputation amongst her clients, colleagues and peers and has an excellent knowledge of the local market. I am excited by her vision for Deloitte in the Midlands and will wholeheartedly support her in bringing that vision to life.”