Deloitte expands North West team with trio of new partner appointments

10th January 2023, 5:19 pm

Global professional services firm, Deloitte, has expanded its North West team with three new partner appointments. The appointments across the Audit and Assurance, Risk Advisory and Financial Advisory teams strengthen the firm’s expertise in the region.

With extensive experience working on large and complex clients on high-risk engagements at Deloitte, Katie Harrison has been promoted to partner in Audit and Assurance. In her new role, she will be responsible for advocating for the complimentary nature of audit and assurance.

After 14 years working across both the Manchester and London offices, Iain White has re-joined the firm as a partner in the Financial Advisory team with responsibility for leading Equity Capital Markets activity in the regions. With a wealth of experience as a transaction services practitioner, Iain will work alongside IPO candidates on their path to flotation.

Joining Deloitte’s Manchester office from South Africa, Marisa Geldenhuys makes up the trio of new partner appointments. Having previously worked as a senior executive in consulting for more than ten years in South Africa, Marisa brings added expertise to the region’s Risk Advisory, SAP S4 and Digital Controls team. Marisa’s primary industry specialism lies in consumer industries.

The new partner appointments come as Deloitte eyes continued expansion in Manchester, reaffirming its commitment to the development of regional talent and investing in the resilient regional economy. NW headcount grew by over 300 in 2022, and similar growth is expected this year ahead of the firm’s move in 2024 to its new office at 100 Embankment.

Andy Westbrook, practice senior partner for Deloitte in the North West, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our newest partners, Katie, Iain and Marisa, to the Manchester office. The experience and skillsets they bring to their new roles will be a great asset to the firm and the services we provide to our regional clients.

“These latest appointments highlight how Manchester remains an incredibly attractive place for top talent, as well as Deloitte’s commitment to investing into the region. I’m looking forward to the year ahead, continuing our work in supporting the development and growth of both our North West people and businesses.”


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