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Deloitte UK promotes 75 new partners

DELOITTE has promoted 75 new partners and added 35 new equity partners in the largest ever annual intake to the firm’s UK partnership.

Nearly a third of the newly promoted partners are female – ten of whom were equity partners – and means that 17% of all Deloitte’s partners are women, up from 15% in 2014. Deloitte has made a commitment that 25% of its partners will be female by 2020. A quarter of its executives and board members are female.

David Sproul, chief executive and senior partner at Deloitte UK, announced the launch of a new ‘return-to-work’ scheme which aims to attract more senior female leaders back into the workforce.

“It is positive that this year, a higher proportion of our new partners are women. “We are committed to continuing to do more to create more opportunities in Deloitte for women at a senior level.”

Deloitte’s ‘return-to-work’ scheme offers a 12-week paid internship to women who have been out of the workforce for between three and six years. The scheme will run from September to December, during term-time only. In the first year, it will be open to Deloitte alumni and the ambition is for 80% of participants to take up longer-term roles with the firm at the end of their internship.

In February, Deloitte’s US arm appointed Cathy Englebert as its first female chief executive. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants hailed the appointment as a “momentous occasion for the profession”.

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