Deloitte makes three partner appointments in Scotland

28 June 2021 2 min. read
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Big Four firm Deloitte has announced nine new partner and director appointments, as the firm bolsters its leadership team in Scotland. The new appointments take effect in July, and boost Deloitte’s female representation at partner level in Scotland to more than one-in-five.

The past 12 months have posed many unique challenges for businesses across the country. Along with its clients, Deloitte has had to be agile to changing market conditions and shifting consumer behaviours. Now, as the firm looks to help businesses grow in the post-pandemic recovery, the firm has confirmed a raft of new appointments.

Lesley Smillie has been appointed as a Partner in Edinburgh. Smillie joined Deloitte in 2005 and now leads the firm’s public sector business operations division both in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

Stephen Pratt, Michael Caullay and Lesley Smillie - Deloitte

Stephen Pratt has also been named a Partner in the same office. Pratt has been with Deloitte since 2006, after picking up an MA in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University.

Michael Caullay meanwhile takes up the same role in Glasgow. Having spent the last 16 years with Deloitte, Caullay specialises in the asset management sector, and has nine years post-qualified ICAS experience working with fund administrators, trustees/depositaries, retail and institutional fund managers and private equity managers.

Speaking on the news, Steve Williams, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said, “Lesley, Michael, and Stephen have each played an integral role in growing and nurturing their teams and respective business areas and should feel incredibly proud of this achievement… Congratulations also to our six new directors who have shown their ability to navigate these uncertain times, while continuing to support our clients and colleagues within the business.”

Meanwhile, Deloitte has also confirmed six director promotions in its Scottish offices. Nikola Doig and Alan McClements have been promoted to the rank in Edinburgh; while Alison Sheridan and Thuy Vo have been made directors in Glasgow; and  Kat Innes and Bradley Watts have been appointed in Aberdeen. The promotions increase Deloitte’s female representation at partner level in Scotland to 23% and director level to 35%.