EY has promoted digital expert Richard Suhr to the new role of Global Digital Leader of EY’s Advisory business unit. In the role, Suhr is responsible for the integration of digital strategy across all service lines, industries and regions in a bid to cement EY’s position.
Richard Suhr joined EY at the start of 2015. He joined the firm as a Partner and worked as the APAC Digital Lead. In the role, Suhr has been responsible for meeting the expectations of the firm’s clients as they plan and execute their digital strategy, by offering advice for strategy, planning, conversion and support across the customer lifecycle. Previously, between 2012 and 2014, Suhr was a Director at Google’s Enterprise Geospatial Division across the JAPAC region. In the role, Suhr was responsible for both the market strategy for the region, as well as day-to-day management and execution. Suhr established Google’s Enterprise Division in 2007, managed the establishment of the division in eight countries and led the operations. Earlier roles include Government and FSI Lead at BearingPoint in New Zealand, Senior Manager in the Government practice of Accenture (between 1997 and 2006) and IT Professional at Lion Nathan, where he started his career in 1995.
Suhr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Classical Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. He is a Board Member for GeoOp and Cricket Wellington, as well as being a member of KEA World Class NZ Network.
EY has announced that Suhr has been promoted to Global Digital Leader of EY Advisory – a service area which accounts for $7.3 billion of EY's $28.7 billion total fee income, and for years now has been EY's fastest growing operation.
The role is a new one, and makes Suhr responsible for the integration of digital strategy across all service lines, industries and regions in a bid to cement EY’s position, through accelerating growth and fortification, as a leading digital consulting firm. In his new role, Surh will provide leadership to the firm’s regional digital leaders in the Americas, APAC, and EMEIA, as well as to EY’s global Financial Services team.
Norman Lonergan, who leads EY Advisory, says: “Richard brings dynamic and pioneering leadership to our full-capability, global digital practice. As well as helping us to blaze new trails in digital, he is supporting EY’s innovative and entrepreneurial position in the consulting market.”
Suhr, EY’s Global Digital Leader for Advisory, comments: “A digital strategy is not only about technology; it’s about understanding the impact that web, mobile, social, big data, cloud and the Internet of Things [IoT] have on all parts of a business. At EY, digital permeates everything we do, and is a foundation of our ‘digital ecosystem’ approach, where we help clients solve their most complex business problems. No single organisation can maintain digital capability and expertise across all the new digital platforms. As a result, we also introduce clients to digital partners – through our alliances and acquisitions – to help accelerate growth by providing agility and scale.”