EY welcomes 63 new equity Partners to its UK firm

13 July 2017

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EY has appointed 63 equity Partners to its UK business, including 34 internally promoted Partners and 29 direct entry Partners from its competitors and industry. The appointments demonstrate EY’s continued investment in top talent and commitment to helping its clients navigate the increasingly complex and challenging business world.

Steve Varley, UK Chairman, EY, says: "Welcoming 63 new equity Partners to the UK firm is testament to the continued investment we are making in our business.  Recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent is a commercial imperative and key to providing our clients with exceptional service. That is why I am particularly proud of the number of female partners that have been promoted internally this year – 35% of our intake.

“Our new Partners are the future leaders of EY – they have the passion and skills to out-innovate and outperform. I would like to congratulate all of them on achieving this significant career milestone.”

In 2013 the firm set down targets to have at least 30% female and 10% Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in its new partner intake, measured on a three year rolling period; in 2017 those figures stand at 28% and 11% respectively.

Maggie Stilwell, Managing Partner for Talent, UK & Ireland at EY comments: “Creating an inclusive culture, where diversity is celebrated and our people are free to be themselves is a firm priority. In such an environment individuals can thrive and achieve their ambitions; it also makes for a better business performance.

“Coupled with cultivating an inclusive and flexible working culture, we run targeted initiatives that support the progression of female and BME talent throughout the organisation. Our investment and efforts to strengthen our pipeline of future leaders are making a difference and will pay greater dividends in the future.”

Steve concludes: “In an increasingly complex and uncertain world, characterised by disruption and unprecedented technological change, having the best people, with a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, enables us to best respond to the global demands of our clients. This year’s crop of new partners reflects the depth and breadth of talent we have at EY, and positions us for continued growth in the future.”