Professional services firm Deloitte has elected Nick Owen as the new Chairman of Deloitte UK as of 1 June 2015. Owen, who will succeed David Cruickshank, has been with Deloitte since 2002 and most recently acted as the firm’s Vice Chairman.
Nick Owen has more than 34 years of experience, having worked mostly with energy, media, telecommunications, consumer and life science businesses. Before joining Deloitte in 2002, Owen worked at Andersen for 22 years, most recently as Business Consulting Leader of Andersen Business Consulting, a role he held for four years, and prior to this as Consultant.
As Consulting Partner at Deloitte UK, Owen leads the Private Sector Consulting Industry Team and advises some of Deloitte’s largest and most influential clients, along with high growth smaller companies. In 2011, Owen was elected Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK and now, four years later, he takes on the role of Chairman. His election follows the re-election of David Sproul as the firm’s Chief Executive, whose second term also commenced on 1 June 2015.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be elected to the role of Chairman of Deloitte at an exciting time for our firm and our clients. The certainty provided by this month’s Election outcome should provide a boost to economic confidence and a platform for businesses to invest and pursue growth,” comments Owen on his election. “I passionately believe Deloitte and our 15,000 professionals make an impact that matters in many ways: whether through helping our clients succeed and grow, providing trust and confidence, the investment we make in recruitment, education and training or through our support of social enterprise. In my role as Chairman, I want to encourage a better understanding of the contribution our firm makes to society and the wider business community.”