Accounting and consulting firm EY has in the last year appointed 68 new equity Partners to its UK business. Following the additions, EY currently has 628 partners across the UK.
Steve Varley, Chairman and UK & Ireland Managing Partner at EY, says, "I would like to congratulate all our new Partners. This is a great achievement for each individual and a vote of confidence in their leadership. We have exciting times ahead of us with big ambitions for our business and are very confident in the UK’s future economic growth. Our new Partners have an important role to play in helping EY respond to this growth and providing our people with fantastic career opportunities and experiences.”
An overview of the new partners:
Of the 68 new partners, 39 have been promoted internally, while 29 have been attracted from competitors and the industry. From a diversity perspective, 13 of the 68 new partners are women, bringing the share of women in EY’s leadership to over 30%. 8 of the 68 are BME, which takes EY’s BME partner population to 3%. “While we are moving in the right direction to achieve our goal of a more diverse workforce, it is still clear that we must continue to keep diversity at the heart of our business in order to support the UK’s focus on this important issue. Diverse teams make better business decisions – it’s a commercial imperative,” says Liz Bingham, Managing Partner for Talent, UK & Ireland at EY.