Dave Johnson joins the team as a partner, working alongside senior director Kate Powell.
Dave is a graduate from Newcastle University who has been with Deloitte for the past 18 years, latterly in its Leeds office. He has advised a wide range of plcs and privately-owned companies and has substantial experience of reporting and governance issues, as well as transactions.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to coming back to Newcastle. The North East is a great region with lots of exciting opportunities. Our Newcastle practice has grown rapidly over the last two years, expanding to more than 180 people, and I look forward to playing a role in its further growth.”
Kate, who has been with Deloitte since 1998, is an audit and advisory specialist in both the listed and private markets sectors, and she leads Deloitte’s manufacturing sector team across Yorkshire and the North East.
She said: “Everyone knows the North East is one of the UK’s top regions for manufacturing, but I also want to help the team in Newcastle build on our presence in the wider private markets sector.”
Paul Feechan, office senior partner for Deloitte in Newcastle, added: “Dave and Kate are two very important additions to our leadership team in Newcastle. I’ve worked with both of them for many years, so I know that they’ll be great assets to us and our clients over the coming years.”