Deloitte announced the appointment of Angela Mitchell as its senior partner for Scotland, the first woman to hold the position.
Mitchell has been office senior partner for Deloitte in Glasgow since 2020 and has led the firm’s public sector practice in Scotland for 12 years.
Mitchell, who first became a partner at Deloitte in 2010, takes over from Steve Williams who has been in the role since 2015.
Deloitte said Williams will now focus on his role on the firm’s audit governance board “which oversees Deloitte’s operational separation and the firm’s continued investment in audit quality” as well as his position as chair of Deloitte’s UK Oversight Board.
Williams will also continue to work with a number of the largest financial services entities in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.
Mitchell said: “Being appointed as the senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland is an honour and I’m looking forward to working closely with my fellow partners as we grow our practice.
“Continuing to develop our service offerings to support our local, national and global clients with their most complex challenges both now and in the future.
“One of the biggest challenges we face is climate change, and it’s vital that we all take action to address it.
“Businesses have a key role to play, and one of my top priorities will be expanding our capabilities in this area to help organisations transition to a low carbon economy.
“The talent we have here in Scotland is truly outstanding, and an important part of my role will be ensuring the ongoing development and wellbeing of our people.
“Creating a strong community alongside Deloitte’s hybrid working model which allows our people to choose where, when and how they best do their work, in balance with their professional and personal responsibilities.”
Dan Barlow, managing partner for regions at Deloitte, said: “As our practice in Scotland continues to grow, Angela will bring fresh thinking on how to drive forward our priorities for the firm, including goals around sustainability and inclusive growth.
“I would like to thank Steve Williams for his outstanding contribution in growing the practice over the last seven years.
“Steve has overseen the establishment and growth of our FinTech, Investment Management and Wealth capabilities, as well as being instrumental in establishing Deloitte Digital in Scotland.”
Mitchell is based in Deloitte’s Glasgow office and already sits on the firm’s Regions Executive.
She is a consulting partner with a technology background.