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David Sproul

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Global Deputy Chief Executive


David Sproul


David Sproul is the Global Deputy Chief Executive of Deloitte, a $45B organization. He serves on the Global Executive and leads the Global Client and Business Executive, which oversees, sets strategy, and serves as the decision making body for overall Deloitte Client and Business matters. In addition to providing the leadership, management and vision for the firm’s Client and Business organizations, David also oversees Deloitte’s Alliances, Ecosystems and Assets, Bold Plays and Corporate Development strategy.

His career with Deloitte and predecessor firms has spanned over 30 years. In addition to serving as Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe for eight years, he has led some of the firm’s key business areas, including Tax, Consulting and Advisory Services. David also spent two years as Managing Partner for Talent in the UK, an area that continues to be an important focus for him and a business priority for Deloitte.

Through the creation of Deloitte North West Europe, David was responsible for bringing together over 30,000 people across nine countries to help respond to the ever evolving needs and challenges of our clients and our society. He continues to spend a significant proportion of his time leading client relationships and engaging with a broad cross-section of alliance partners and other stakeholders.

David is a member of the CBI President’s Club, the Advisory Board to TheCityUK, Board of Honorary Directors, Royal Opera House and the Board of London First. His interests outside work are travel, cycling and motor racing.

David Sproul’s Newsfeed

Deloitte’s North West Europe partnership expands

"This month, Deloitte NWE expanded to include Greece, Italy, and Malta. With the addition of the three Mediterranean countries, Deloitte NWE is now Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE). Its new CEO is Richard Houston, a senior partner at Deloitte and previously managing partner for Deloitte NWE and UK consulting businesses. Houston succeeds David Sproul as chief executive..."

UK is destination of choice in Europe for foreign investment; for this to continue a pro-growth, ope

David Sproul, Partner and Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and North West Europe, added: “There is much in this report for the UK to be proud of. The levels of investment the country has attracted over previous years from foreign investors is testimony to the excellent business, legal, regulatory and social environment that the UK has created..."

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David Sproul’s Background

Global Deputy Chief Executive
Jun 2019 - Present
London, UK
David sits on the Global Executive & leads the Global Client & Business Executive, serving as the decision making body for overall Deloitte Client & Business matters.
Senior Partner & CEO
Jun 2011 - Jun 2019
London, UK
Full executive authority for the management of Deloitte in the UK. Leading some of Deloitte's most important client relationships and actively engaging with a broad cross-section of clients. A member of the Deloitte Global Executive.
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Other Business Interests

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Leadership Council
Jul 2015 - Present
London, UK
Advisory Council Member
Jan 2010 - Present
London, UK
Created in 2010 to promote UK financial services in the UK and internationally.
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David Sproul’s Education

Accountancy Foundation, Accounting
1980 - 1981