Deloitte in Scotland promotes trio of partners

12 June 2024 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Deloitte’s operations in Scotland have announced the promotion of three of its directors to partner. Claire Robb, Alex Armstrong and Andrew Stirling all started their careers as graduates with the firm.

Angela Mitchell, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland, commented, “I’d like to congratulate Claire, Alex and Andrew on their well-deserved promotions to partner. At Deloitte, we take great pride in nurturing talent from within, and Claire, Alex and Andrew’s recent success is a testament to the diverse range of expertise talent we’re lucky to have across Deloitte’s Scottish practice.”

Claire Robb joined Deloitte’s tax team in 2006 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh. Based in Edinburgh, she advises privately owned businesses throughout their life cycle. With a particular focus on scale-ups, she has played a leading role in Deloitte’s Fast 50 Technology Awards programme, which recognises the fastest-growing technology companies across the UK. As a partner, she will drive further growth in Deloitte’s tax practice in Scotland and the firm’s national emerging growth tax team.

Deloitte in Scotland promotes trio of partners

Andrew Stirling, Angela Mitchell, Claire Robb and Alex Armstrong

Alex Armstrong meanwhile joined Deloitte’s Jersey office in 2008 after studying German at the University of Nottingham. He spent three years working in audit, before specialising in treasury accounting and valuation work. A qualified chartered accountant, he has held multiple roles throughout his career at Deloitte, including a secondment to London to join the Financial Instruments team. In his new role as partner, and with expert knowledge of the implementation of financial risk management strategies and hedge accounting solutions, he Armstrong will focus on growing this side of Deloitte’s business, specialising in treasury assurance and advisory services for the corporate, retail banking and investment management sectors.

Andrew Stirling arrived at Deloitte having studied politics and business at the University of Glasgow. He joined the firm’s financial services audit team in 2008. His time at Deloitte, which included a secondment to the firm’s Sydney practice, has seen him specialise in technology-led wealth and investment management, with a particular focus on investment platforms. In his new role, he will continue to grow a national team overseeing operations from his base in Edinburgh.

The appointments are part of Deloitte’s nationwide round of promotions which has seen 81 new partners promoted across the UK. They also occur alongside 11 promotions of the firm’s people to directors, and 215 promotions across Scotland in total. A third of Deloitte’s new partners are women, increasing the overall percentage of women partners in the UK to 30%, while close to a quarter are from an ethnic minority background, increasing the overall percentage in the UK to 12%.