Deloitte has elected David Sproul as the firm’s new chief executive and senior partner.
Sproul will take over from John Connolly in June 2011.
Sproul is the managing director of Deloitte’s tax practice in the UK and Europe. He is also a member of the firm’s executive board.
Connolly said partners unanimously elected Sproul, providing him with a clear mandate to continue building the firm.
“I am delighted to be elected by my fellow partners to lead our firm. It is a privilege to become CEO of Deloitte and a responsibility that I take on with enormous pride,” Sproul said.
Sproul joined Deloitte in 2001 following the firm’s integration with Andersen. He has held several leading positions such as managing partner of talent and managing partner of consulting and advisory services before heading tax in 2006.