Deloitte has appointed David Cruickshank as its global chairman.

Cruickshank, who has been Deloitte UK chairman from 2007 to 2015, succeed Steve Almond who has retired.

Cruickshank qualified with ICAS and has been with Deloitte for 36 years. Prior to his role as UK chairman he led Deloitte’s tax team and specialised in international tax.