Deloitte UK has boosted its financial services team with the appointment of Senior Partner James O’Riordan as the new leader of its Financial Services practice. In addition, the firm also David Myers, David Rush and Neil Tomlinson, as respective heads of capital markets, insurance and banking.
James O’Riordan has been with Deloitte since 2005, his previous roles include Deloitte UK’s head of insurance and the co-head of the firm’s EMEA insurance practice. O’Riordan has over 20 years’ financial services experience gained while employed at Deloitte and Vision Consulting. During his career, he specifically focussed on insurance and banking operations and IT and insurance business strategy.
In addition to promoting O’Riordan, the professional services firm also appointed David Myers, David Rush and Neil Tomlinson to its Financial Services executive group.
David Myers, who has been named Head of Capital Markets, joined Deloitte in 2007. Myers has more than 25 years’ experience and has specialised in trading, exchanges, clearing houses and central depository systems, as well as investment bank operations.
Newly appointed Head of Insurance and Co-Head of the EMEA Insurance Group David Rush has been with the firm for almost three decades, during which he specialised in Financial Services with a focus on Insurance. Rush joined Deloitte in 1986 in Sydney, after which he transferred to the London office 1990.
Neil Tomlinson has been promoted as the new Head of Banking. Tomlinson, who came to work for Deloitte in 2006, has extensive experience in strategy and business transformation across the banking sector, including corporate and SME financial services, wealth management, personal and retail banking.
Commenting on his and the other promotions, O’Riordan says: “Our team is well equipped and experienced in addressing these challenges. We are Deloitte’s largest and fastest growing industry sector, covering banking, capital markets, insurance and investment management. We have ambitious plans to grow our business, and I am confident we can achieve this goal.”