Deloitte reshuffles UK executive team to bring through younger partners

Pauline Biddle, Deloitte

Deloitte is reported to have reshuffled its executive team, to generate a young generation of partners.

According to the Telegraph, the accounting and consulting firm has replaced eight of its team with six newcomers, with three women leaving the board and only one joining.

One woman leaving the board is Pauline Biddle. Biddle moved from her role as practice senior partner for the Midlands in 2018, to be the managing partner for regions alongside being on the board for Deloitte North West Europe.

The move to bring through younger partners is to allow the newcomers to gain experience to run for CEO by the time Richard Houston – current CEO and senior partner – steps down in 2027.

Philip Mills is set to take on the role of managing partner with the other seven partners remaining at the firm.

Houston said: “As reflected in our recent financial results announcement, our firm is in a strong position and this is down to the excellent leadership and focus of our previous Executive team.

“I would like to thank Richard Bell, Pauline Biddle, Stephen Griggs, Anne-Marie Malley and Andy Morris for all their support and hard work in helping us achieve so much over the past few years.”