David Cruickshank

Global Chairman, Deloitte



David Cruickshank is Chairman of our global organisation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and was elected into this role in June 2015 having served on our Global Board for eight years from 2007.  Prior to this, he was Chairman of our UK firm from 2007 – 2015.  Throughout his career, he has advised international corporate clients and some other private sector organisations.

Prior to becoming UK Chairman in 2007, David led Deloitte’s tax practice in the UK for eight years, during which time he was a member of the firm’s Executive Group and a member of the global organisation’s tax management group.  He specialised in international tax on qualification with the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1988.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate in business and economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside the firm, among other things, David is a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a Board Member of the Social Progress Imperative (a US based organisation that produces the country by country Social Progress Index) and, in the UK, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Education and Employers Taskforce.