Deloitte Names New Global Chairman
Deloitte elects new global Chairman, Mr. David Cruickshank, who was previously leading UK Deloitte. Cruickshank was head of Deloitte UK from 2007 to 2015 and became the global chairman on 1st of June 2015. He will be serving as the Global Chairman for four years until his retirement.
He said it is such an exciting time for our profession and to take on this role in the prevailing circumstances feels extremely privileged. This is the time when deloitte individuals, regulators, clients and other interested parties’ requirements are changing quickly. In coming years it will beneficial for all stakeholders as Deloitte is dealing with these changes in a very thoughtful and innovative manner.
Recently there have been other changes within the global senior management of the firm. At the start of this month, Punit Renjen became the Chief Executive Officer of global Deloitte. Cruickshank has an extensive history of leadership, together with familiarity of global consultancy helps him to make a perfect one for this job. Punit said he has always been keen to work closely with him to ensure that Deloitte at a global level makes a positive influence for all parties, including clients of the firm, society and its own people.
He worked at UK Deloitte for over 36 years and will continue to serve as an advisory partner to numerous major clients of Deloitte UK. He specializes in international tax, and has also led UK Deloitte tax practice in recent years. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Business and Economics and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1982.
In addition, he is one of the founding members of the 30% Club, which is an initiative that inspires British companies to keep a minimum of 30 percent representation of women on their boards. He has also served as a council member of charity which is involved in promoting philanthropy within businesses of London.