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David Sproul

Global Deputy Chief Executive


London, UK

David Sproul


David Sproul is Global Deputy Chief Executive of Deloitte, where he has served in numerous leadership roles for almost two decades. He currently leads the Global Client and Business Executive, which oversees, sets strategy, and serves as the decision making body for overall Client and Business matters.

As Chief Executive of Deloitte UK and Deloitte North West Europe, David was the driving force in bringing together over 30,000 people across nine countries to help respond to the evolving needs and challenges of Deloitte’s clients.

Since the beginning of his career at Deloitte, David focused on having the vision of the company be defined by the impact it has on the success and reputation of their clients. He has since played an integral role in the creation of Deloitte Digital and the expansion of the firm’s operations in Switzerland.

In addition, David was responsible for launching the UK Futures campaign, which provides a platform for debate on the challenges affecting the UK economy as well as the role of business in wealth creation.

During his tenure, David led the One Deloitte campaign where he extended the company’s real estate services and explored growth opportunities.

Renowned for his ability to reshape business platforms, David was appointed Managing Partner for Talent UK, where he instituted the foundations of the company’s talent approach.

David is a travel, cycling and motor racing enthusiast. He is a member of the CBI President’s Club, an advisory board member to The City UK, as well as a member of the Board of Honorary Directors, Royal Opera House, and the Board of London First.

In recognition of his contributions, David was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Hertfordshire.

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