Joining in 1987, he has 18 years of experience as an advisory partner and sits on the Big Four firm's Executive, Richard also holds the position of North West practice senior partner since 2013 and managing partner of UK regions since 2015. He will remain in the former role alongside his new responsibilities, with a successor for the latter yet to be confirmed.
As lead of the UK Financial Advisory practice, Bell takes over from Neville Kahn, who will continue as financial advisory leader across Deloitte North West Europe.
The division set to be headed up by Bell comprises the firm's Transaction Services, Advisory Corporate Finance, Restructuring Services, Deloitte Forensic and Deloitte Real Estate businesses.
I am delighted to take over the leadership for our UK Financial— Richard Bell (@CRichardBell) April 4, 2018
Advisory practice. We have a fantastic mix of partners, people and clients and
I am looking forward to working with them in my new role. https://t.co/3pKVdYs0Id @DeloitteUK #DeloitteNW
'The dynamic UK business landscape continues to present us with fantastic opportunities within our Financial Advisory business," he said. "At Deloitte we have the best people in the market to ensure that we capitalise on these opportunities for the benefit of both our clients and our firm.
'I have been very fortunate to have worked in the North West region for many years and with some of the country's most interesting and forward-thinking businesses. I therefore am delighted to be continuing in my role as North West practice senior partner, and look forward to working closely with our fantastic local team as we continue to support and grow our vibrant and thriving regional economy.
'Working closely with my predecessor Neville Kahn, we will continue to drive closer international collaboration across our advisory practices in Europe and beyond.'