RBS executive Richard Kibble joins financial services team of Deloitte

08 November 2017 Consultancy.uk

Former PwC Partner Richard Kibble has joined the financial services team of Deloitte’s London office. Kibble arrives at the Big Four firm from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was latterly a Group Director. 

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte has expanded its UK financial services team with the appointment of a new Partner to its London practice. The business advisory group has appointed Richard Kibble, who previously spent five years as strategy and corporate finance director working with the RBS ExCo and board. Kibble more than 25 years’ experience in strategy and a 20-year career in management consultancy.

Following his graduation from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Kibble joined Marakon Associates, a firm where he spent 18 years. He helped found the group’s UK presence, becoming a Managing Partner before leaving in 2008 for Big Four professional services giants PwC. Kibble was approached by the firm to rebuild the Corporate Strategy business, following the lapse of IBM’s business sale restriction. His work saw him become Partner and Head of Corporate Strategy with the UK wing of the firm.

Richard Kibble - Partner at Deloitte

In 2012, Kibble was headhunted by RBS to lead the British bank’s Board/ExCo strategy thought process, as well as to helm the company’s 2014 strategy re-design. During his five year stint at RBS, he oversaw transactions which collectively realised £15 billion for shareholders.

In his new role as partner in the UK financial services team of Deloitte, he will leverage his industry expertise to specialise in banking strategy and transformation. Deloitte will hope to put his experience in digital strategy, innovation and regulation to work supporting the firm’s banking clients through a range of digital transformation projects. His extensive experience in both business strategy and consultancy will meanwhile complement the transformation work that Deloitte is already conducting with its banking clients – many of whom will have been hit by the effects of digital disruption, as a number of new competitors have entered the market, utilising innovative technology to threaten the market share of even the largest institutions. 

Commenting on his new appointment, Kibble stated on LinkedIn, “I’m quite unusual in having been a Senior Executive at a large bank as well as a board-level adviser in both a large firm and a small boutique. Coming back into consulting at this point in my career is proving to be energising and challenging.”

The appointment follows another expansion in Deloitte’s London presence, this time in its real estate practice. Earlier in autumn, fellow PwC alumnus Andrew Carey joined the firm, becoming the lead of the real estate technology department.


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.