Hannah Routh and Charlotte Warburton join Deloitte as partners

06 January 2021 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Deloitte has announced the appointment of two senior partners. Hannah Routh was previously a partner with Deloitte China, and will deliver net-zero projects, while Charlotte Warburton joins the Big Four firm in its transport wing following five years at PA Consulting Group.

Deloitte announced in the late summer that through its WorldClimate strategy it would commit to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030. It will also be “operating green,” and extending the impact beyond the firm. Specific goals include reducing business travel; sourcing 100% renewable energy for Deloitte’s buildings; converting 100% of the firm’s fleet to hybrid and electric vehicles; and engaging with major suppliers to adopt science-based targets.

As the firm looks to strengthen its climate credentials further, Deloitte has added Hannah Routh as a Senior Partner to its global climate change practice. In her new role with Deloitte UK she will be responsible for building the existing team to deliver climate change, decarbonisation and net zero projects for private and public sector clients.

Hannah Routh and Charlotte Warburton, DeloitteRouth brings 25 years of experience in the climate change and sustainability sector to the role, and was previously a Partner with Deloitte China. During her time there, she was responsible for the Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory practice for Deloitte Asia Pacific.

Speaking on her appointment, Routh commented, “We see the 2020s as the climate change decade and in response we are expanding the services we provide to organisations in order to support them on their net zero journey. We are committed to doing high quality and rigorous work that makes a positive impact. After 13 years living and working in China, I’m pleased to have come back to the UK at such a pivotal time. As the UK government prepares to host COP26 in November 2021, now is the time for organisations to look urgently at how climate change commitments can be met and the transformation that needs to take place.”

Meanwhile, Charlotte Warburton has joined Deloitte’s public sector practice as the consulting transport leader. In the role, she will be responsible for growing the firm’s transport consulting practice across the UK and Europe, with a special emphasis on the building the firm’s offering in the North of England. Through national transformation, Warburton will also focus on helping companies to achieve their net-zero climate targets.

Bringing 15 years of consulting experience across Europe and the Middle East to Deloitte, Warburton spent the last five years at PA Consulting Group, advising the firm’s global transport, travel and logistics companies, as well as leading their Rail group. She has previously worked on a number of large scale innovation programmes, both in the UK and in the Middle East, and also spent three years as a Senior Consultant with Accenture.

She said of her new challenge, “I am looking forward to helping organisations use technology to make better business decisions and to achieve their net zero goals through digital solutions. Being from the North myself, a key objective will be to transform transport infrastructure in the regions as we continue to support the UK’s levelling up agenda.”