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David Sproul

Global Deputy Chief Executive


London, UK

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David Sproul’s Biography

David Sproul is Global Deputy Chief Executive of Deloitte.

David has held numerous leadership roles at Deloitte since joining the company in 2002. He currently leads the Global Client & Business Executive which oversees and sets strategy, and also serves as the decision-making body for all 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 has focused on ensuring that the vision of the company is defined by the impact it has on the success and reputation of their clients. He has also played a key role in the creation of Deloitte Digital and the expansion of the firm’s operations in Switzerland.

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

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 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

Covid-19 will change business forever, says Deloitte chief

David Sproul, Deloitte’s global deputy chief executive, told City A.M. that rapid changes in working habits and use of technology since the pandemic outbreak would likely never be reversed.

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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The City View: A Daily Podcast
May 2020
London, UK
Christian May is joined by the deputy head of Deloitte worldwide, David Sproul, who says businesses around the world are asking themselves “whether we’ll ever go fully back to offices” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

David Sproul’s Education

University of Hertfordshire
Accountancy Foundation, Accounting
1980 - 1981