DELOITTE HAS NAMED David Sproul as CEO and senior partner to succeed John Connolly on 1 June 2011.
Sproul is currently managing partner for tax in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He also sits on the UK board of directors and is the UK's tax leader.
Prior to joining Deloitte he was managing partner of operations at Arthur Andersen before it was acquired by Deloitte in 2002.
Sproul, who has more than 24 years' experience in the industry, has held several senior positions at the firm including managing partner for consulting and advisory services. He also served as managing partner for talent.
John Connolly, CEO and senior partner said: "Our partners have elected David with a massive show of support and he has a clear mandate to continue building Deloitte and achieving market distinction.
"As we move through a short transition period all Deloitte people will be focused on supporting our clients as they continue to face challenging markets."
Sproul said: "I am delighted to be elected by my fellow partners to lead our firm. It is a privilege to become CEO of Deloitte and a responsibility that I take on with enormous pride. An exciting future lies ahead as we open the next chapter in shaping our business, taking a lead in responding to the government's growth and competitiveness agenda for the UK, and to our clients' demands in a rapidly changing world.
"A decade of exceptional leadership from John Connolly has seen Deloitte transformed into a leading professional services firm. I look forward to building on this success, focussing on the exceptional breadth and quality of service we offer to our clients, and to making a career at Deloitte the most fulfilling and exciting experience for our exceptional partners and people."
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