Deloitte South West appoints new Partner and two Directors

26 July 2018

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.


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

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.