Deloitte in Scotland promotes three former graduates to partner

Deloitte in Scotland promotes three former graduates to partner

Andrew Stirling, Angela Mitchell, Claire Robb and Alex Armstrong

Deloitte in Scotland has announced the promotion of three of its directors to partner, all three of whom started their careers as graduates with the firm.

They have been promoted alongside 11 of the firm’s people to directors, and 215 promotions across Scotland in total.

Claire Robb, Alex Armstrong and Andrew Stirling have been promoted to partner. The appointments are part of Deloitte’s nationwide round of promotions which has seen 81 new partners promoted across the UK.

A third (33%) of Deloitte’s new partners are women, increasing the overall percentage of women partners in the UK to 30%, while close to a quarter (23%) are from an ethnic minority background, increasing the overall percentage in the UK to 12%.

Ms 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.

Mr Armstrong 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. He relocated to Glasgow in 2016 and took over the lead for the UK Regions Treasury Audit & Assurance team.

In his new role as partner, and with expert knowledge of the implementation of financial risk management strategies and hedge accounting solutions, Mr 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.

After studying politics and business at the University of Glasgow, Mr Stirling joined Deloitte’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, and in recognition of the fast-growing market of investment and wealth management, Mr Stirling will continue to grow a national team overseeing operations from his base in Edinburgh.

Angela Mitchell, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland, said: “I’d like to congratulate Claire, Alex and Andrew on their well-deserved promotions to partner. It’s fantastic to see three of our former graduates ascend to this level, which reflects their many years of dedication and hard work and reinforces the career pathway available to Deloitte graduates and Brightstart apprentices.

“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.

“I’d also like to extend my congratulations to all our promotes in Scotland, especially to our 11 colleagues across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow who have been promoted to director.”

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