EY recruits global deputy leader of people advisory services

EY has appointed a new global deputy leader of people advisory services to contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020.

Dennis Layton will take up the position on April 1 and will be based in London. He joins EY from McKinsey & Company, where he was leader of the organisation’s UK and Ireland practice and the EMEA performance transformation practice. He was also responsible for the firm’s global diversity practice. Prior to his role at McKinsey, Layton was world wide executive for IBM’s product lifecycle management on-demand offering, as well as being involved in the outsourcing business strategy.

Chris Price, EY’s global leader of people advisory services said: “Dennis can help drive our continued focus on growing our core offerings and approach to services while continuing to provide exceptional client service. His deep knowledge of the chief human resources officer community and people services market, coupled with his proven strengths in consulting, sales management and leading high-performing teams, positions him well to move EY PAS forward.”

Layton said: “Becoming a global leader of EY People Advisory Services is an incredible opportunity. I’m looking forward to building upon the approaches to people and performance transformation that I’ve been focused on throughout my career and helping an even broader set of clients.”

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