Professional services firm Deloitte recently strengthened its Cardiff team with three senior advisors. Cennydd Thomas has been hired as Manager, Delyth Jones promoted to Partner, and Director Colin Williams relocated from the London office. The appointments follow the firm’s announcement that its Cardiff delivery centre will create up to 700 new jobs in next five years.
Delyth Jones has been with Deloitte for more than six years, joining the firm in 2009 as Senior Audit Manager. In 2012 she became Director and has now been promoted to Partner in Deloitte’s Audit and Advisory Business in Cardiff, a move that, according to the firm, supports the on-going growth of its Audit Practice in Wales. “Delyth has excelled within our audit and advisory businesses – this promotion is much deserved and reflects our growing business in Wales,” explains Wayne Harvey, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Wales.
The firm has also strengthened its Corporate Finance team in Cardiff with two leadership appointments. Deloitte Director Colin Williams, who joined Deloitte eleven years ago, has relocated from the firm’s London Transaction Services team to the Cardiff office. At his new location, Williams will be charged with further growing Deloitte’s strong position in the Welsh financial services market. “Colin brings a wealth of experience to bear across our South Wales market and enhances our ability to provide clients with leading edge insight and guidance. We are very pleased that he has returned home,” says Harvey.
Cennydd Thomas has been newly hired and joined the firm as Manager Transaction Services. Thomas, who was an Audit trainee at Deloitte in 2005-2006, brings a background in financial due diligence, M&A advisory, finance raising projects and valuation and forensic work. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked as Chairman for business club Fiftyone3 between 2011 and 2015 and as Corporate Finance Manager for UHY Hacker Young between 2008 and 2015. Thomas has a Bachelor degree in Politics with Economics from the University of Bath and is a fluent Welsh speaker.