David Cruickshank is Chairman of Deloitte’s global organisation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. He was elected to this position in June 2015 having served on the Global Board for eight years from 2007. Prior to this, he was Chairman of Deloitte UK from 2007 – 2015.
He advises a number of major international corporates, some other private sector organisations and is an advisory partner for some of Deloitte’s public sector and global audit clients.
Prior to becoming 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 member of the World Economic Forum Chairman’s group, co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a council member of both the International Integrated Reporting Council and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a Board Member of the Social Progress Imperative and, in the UK, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Education and Employers Taskforce and is one of the founder chairman of the 30% Club.