Firm adds three new partners and a new director and promotes seven directors
Big four accountancy firm Deloitte has added three new partners and a new director to its Scottish practice.
Donald MacKechnie joins the firm from Lloyds Banking Group and David Hare joins from from Standard Life while Jamie Partridge, who oversees the firm’s asset management business in Scotland and Northern Ireland, has also been promoted to partner.
MacKechnie will lead Deloitte’s Scottish insurance advisory business and Hare will head up the firm’s life actuarial audit and regulatory operations from Scotland.
Hare, recently appointed president-elect at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, brings 24 years of experience to Deloitte, including five years as Standard Life’s chief actuary, UK and Europe and actuarial function holder.
MacKechnie was most recently risk officer for Lloyds insurance division and was a member of the Insurance Executive Committee.
He previously worked for another big four accountancy firm in a risk management consulting role working on corporate transactions, providing regulatory advice and managing risk related process improvements across a variety of institutions.
Partridge trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in Scotland and has worked with financial services across the UK and internationally providing audit and advisory services.
He is an investment management industry specialist and represents Deloitte at forums for industry bodies such as the Investment Management Association and the Association of Investment Companies.
Ian Steele, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland, said: “The performance of the financial services sector is intrinsically linked to the wider economic recovery and we are committed to providing the best support in the market to galvanise growth and encourage future success across the industry.
“We already have an incredibly talented and ambitious team in place in Scotland, epitomised by Jamie’s promotion to partner, and are very pleased to have also attracted two new partners of Donald and David’s considerable experience and expertise.
“I am confident these changes will add real value to our financial services offering north of the border and help drive the success of the industry throughout Scotland.”
Deloitte has also announced today Carole Dick has been promoted to director in the actuarial and insurance services team.
In addition, Deloitte has promoted seven directors in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in the areas of tax, consulting, audit and corporate finance.
The firm said the appointments are part of a wider commitment to grow its financial services offering and wider business support services north of the border.
David Claxton, partner and head of financial services for Deloitte in Scotland, said: “Clearly we still face a very challenging environment and as such we need the best people to help us provide our clients with the kind of advice which will enable them to achieve their objectives and propel the recovery.
“Our financial services practice is performing very well in Scotland, partly attributable to the strategy of ensuring that we have a strong pool of talent permanently based here, and these latest partner hires and promotions are indicative of our continued commitment to supporting the sector north of the border.”