Deloitte South West appoints new Partner and two Directors

26 July 2018 2 min. read
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As the Big Four firm looks to meet growing demand in the region, Deloitte has made a number of senior promotions across its South West practice. Gina Miles and Marcus Chapman have been promoted as Directors, while new Partner Andrew Holland has relocated to Bristol from Canada following a two year secondment there.

Deloitte has spent 2018 working to strengthen its regional presence across Britain. Earlier in the summer, this saw Pauline Biddle appointed as the new Managing Partner for Deloitte UK’s regional markets network, which comprises of 6,000 people across seven regional practices and 18 local offices around the UK. Now, Deloitte has promoted two new Directors and welcomed a Partner into its South West practice.

Andrew Holland has joined Deloitte’s South West practice having spent the past two years with the Big Four firm’s Toronto operations. Holland was on secondment to the Canadian firm as an audit partner on the global audit of Great West Life, one of the largest insurance audits that the firm is contracted for. Now, having returned to the UK, Holland will head up the insurance regional audit practice, also based in the South West. He will additionally lead the new insurance contract accounting standards for insurance firms, the IFRS 17 campaign, from a technical perspective for Deloitte in the UK.

Deloitte South West appoints new Partner and two Directors

Holland said, "I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as it’s an exciting time in insurance. The industry is going through continued change and with the new accounting standard, there is increased demand for the services that our insurance audit team can deliver."

Gina Miles is an FTSE-100 audit specialist and as a Director, she will lead and build Deloitte's local FTSE audit team. Miles joined Deloitte in 2008 as a graduate and spent her first three years in Bristol before transferring to the firm’s London office. She returned to Bristol two years ago, re-joining Deloitte’s South West audit practice in the process.

Marcus Chapman arrived at Deloitte’s corporate tax team in Bristol as a graduate in 2009. His main area of focus is the taxation of debt and derivatives, while he also assists with the full range of corporation tax matters affecting foreign owned groups. Now, as a Director, Chapman will also be responsible for building on the firm's position within the foreign owned market, across the South West region of England and in Wales.

Commenting on the new appointments, Martyn Gregory, Senior Partner for Deloitte in the South West, said, "I'm really pleased that Gina and Marcus have become directors – it reflects their stand out contribution over the last few years.  Having an experienced partner like Andrew join the practice will boost our capability in the insurance audit marketplace, not just locally but across the whole of the UK."

Related: Deloitte unveils Partner and Director promotions in North West.