Deloitte promotes Stuart Cottee to Senior Partner for Yorkshire and North East

17 January 2018 Consultancy.uk

Deloitte has promoted Stuart Cottee as its new Practice Senior Partner for the firm in Yorkshire and the North East. In his new role he will be expected to leverage his extensive leadership skills to further the practices regional growth.

Stuart Cottee began his career at Deloitte fresh out of the University of Warwick, in 1993. Having completed a degree in Accounting and Finance, he worked as a tax consultant, before becoming a Partner at the firm in 2005. During the period he worked extensively experience with international corporates and groups. Later he took on the role of Head of Tax in Leeds and Newcastle, a position he held between 2008 and 2014. His most recent role has been part of the firm’s Tax Executive and Deloitte Private Executive teams, leading its Deloitte Private Tax practice.

Stuart Cottee

The promotion sees Cottee take on the role of Practice Senior Partner for the firm in Yorkshire and the North East. He will need to leverage his 24 years of experience with the Big Four firm to complete his upgraded duties, which are geared towards fostering the further growth of the business in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Deloitte’s UK CEO David Sproul, said, "Yorkshire and the North East is a key strategic region for our UK business. I’m delighted with Stuart's appointment to this role and believe that his energy and infectious dynamism will mean that he will have a positive impact on our people, our clients and the wider business community as our practice in the region goes from strength to strength."

Cottee himself added, "I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as the practice senior partner, leading Deloitte in Yorkshire and the North East. I am very proud of the part I’ve played in growing our business in the region. We have fantastic partners, people and clients and I’m looking forward to working with them in my new role as we look to further grow our presence in the region.”

The promotion comes on the tail of a number of senior appointments at Deloitte. Recent appointments included the placing of John Kent as a Partner in the firm’s IFRS practice, as well as Andrew Carey’s ascension to the leadership of Deloitte’s Real Estate Technology practice.

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