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Deloitte appoints two new partners in Belfast

Deloitte partners Marie Doyle and Kerrie Irvine at the group's technology studio at the Gasworks in Belfast. Picture by Kelvin Boyes.

DELOITTE has announced the appointment of two new partners in Belfast.

Marie Doyle and Kerrie Irvine are among 124 people promoted to partner across the UK, a 57 per cent increase on last year.

Ms Doyle has become a partner in Deloitte's Northern Ireland public sector practice, while Ms Irvine has been made a partner in the firm's human capital consulting business in Belfast.

Deloitte said 44 (35 per cent) of the 124 appointees are female, bringing the total number of female partners in the UK to 323 (26 per cent).

The professional services group said 22 new partners are from ethnic minority backgrounds, equating to 18 per cent of the promotions.

Jackie Henry, office senior partner in Belfast, said: “I have worked closely with Marie and Kerrie throughout their careers and their promotions are fully deserved. Both are leaders in their field and bring extensive experience and expertise that will be invaluable as we continue to grow Deloitte's presence in Northern Ireland.

“I am pleased to see progress in the representation of women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds at partner level. We are continuing to prioritise creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where there is equity of opportunity for everyone.”

Kerrie Irvine joined Deloitte's consulting team as a graduate in 2005. In 2015 she began to build the firm's human capital team in Belfast, which supports clients in the UK, Europe and globally, growing the team to more than 200 people.

“Our Human Capital team has become well known across the Deloitte network for providing high quality consulting services to our clients,” she said.

“Having joined as a graduate myself, I am proud to have been able to create professional career opportunities for people, including graduates and school leavers, here in Northern Ireland.”

An economist by background, Marie Doyle joined Deloitte in 2004.She specialises in large scale technology enabled public sector transformation.

“I am looking forward to continuing to grow the breadth of client work we do in the Belfast consulting practice and bringing the wider capabilities we have in Deloitte – such as robotics, cyber security, finance transformation and large-scale programme management and delivery – to clients in the Northern Ireland market,” she said.

“Transformation of the public sector is a long-term challenge not only in Northern Ireland but across the world and Deloitte's team in Belfast is well equipped to help clients manage that process.”

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