Pauline Biddle promoted to Managing Partner of Deloitte Regional Markets

07 June 2018 3 min. read
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Deloitte has promoted Pauline Biddle, a veteran at the firm, to the role of Managing Partner for the Deloitte Regional Markets. She will support the firm’s 18 local offices to continue to grow, as well as deliver client services across the seven regions in which they operate.

The future of the UK is undeniably complex, with an uncertain future set to impact differently for each of the nation’s regions. In particular, businesses across Britain have been left second guessing themselves over the impact Brexit will have on the operations on an international and national level – as well as on a regional basis. While office construction has already fallen in London by some 9%, and the financial centre of the city is said to be weighing up relocating to the continent, local economies further from the capital city are likely to be even harder hit by the UK’s divorce from the EU, particularly those which depend most heavily on manufacturing.

Pauline Biddle, Managing Partner - Deloitte

Pauline Biddle has been with Deloitte since 2002, following the firm’s merger with Andersen – where she started out in 1992. She was quickly made Partner at the firm, in 2005. Her career at Deloitte has seen her work across its business and service lines: audit, consulting and corporate finance. She also took on a number of different leadership position for divisions, such as firm’s national UK Aerospace and Defence Industry Group. More recently she took on the role Practice Senior Partner for the Midlands, while she continues to be a Financial Advisory Transaction Services Partner and a member of the North West Europe board.

The new appointment sees Biddle become the new Managing Partner for the Deloitte Regional Markets – a role that sees her take the lead across the firm’s more than 6,000 people in its seven regional practices and 18 local offices. The role will see her bring her extensive leadership experience to bear on supporting the fast growing practices across the country’s regions, focusing on supporting the firm’s clients improve productivity, growth and regional economic prosperity. She takes over from Richard Bell, who is now the Head of Financial Advisory.

Commenting on her promotion, Biddle said, “To make an impact that really matters in our UK regions, investing in our people is my foremost priority. Our regional businesses are growing and our head count is up nearly six per cent with more than 1,450 people recruited in the last year. Our people seek a career experience that delivers personal growth, the ability to progress whilst balancing personal commitments and a clear connection between their role and the firm’s strategy.”

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