Oil and gas expert joins Deloitte as partner

Business advisory firm Deloitte has appointed an oil and gas expert to its senior team in north-east Scotland. Deloitte said on Wednesday that it appointed oil and gas expert Shaun Reynolds as a partner.

Shaun Reynolds, new partner at Deloitte; Image: Deloitte

Reynolds has led the transaction services team for Deloitte’s Aberdeen office since setting it up in 2009. He specializes in advising clients in the UK’s oil and gas industry including the upstream, midstream, and oilfield services sectors.

He joined Deloitte in 2002 as a graduate before transferring from London to Aberdeen in 2009. He was responsible for building and leading the transaction services team.

The company also promoted its Global Head for Fintech for Risk Advisory, Edinburgh-based Kent Mackenzie as a partner. He will be leading its international strategy for the sector, having joined Deloitte in 2014 to build and lead its Analytics and Fintech practice.

He has over 17 years’ experience working in technology, risk, and data across financial services and has previously held positions with RBS, Lloyds, and Morgan Stanley.

According to Deloitte, Mackenzie is committed to growing the size and scale of Deloitte’s Analytics and Fintech offering by engaging with Fintech eco-systems worldwide and offering advisory services which can help companies understand the impact of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics, and their impact on the future of business and workforces.

The company said that the new partners would be the strategic leads for their respective sectors, both in the UK and globally. In total, the new promotions bring the number of partners in Scotland to 36.

Graham Hollis, office senior partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, said: “These promotions are an indication of our firm’s significant level of investment and confidence in the Oil and Gas and Fintech sectors which are vital parts of the Scottish economy.

“We are extremely proud to have Kent and Shaun join our partnership, both of whom are thoroughly experienced and have demonstrated outstanding leadership, drive, and determination throughout their careers.”

Across Deloitte North-West Europe, which is a combination of Deloitte’s Belgian, Dutch, Nordics, Swiss, Irish and UK firms, 136 new partners have been appointed. The promotions take the total number of partners across Deloitte North West Europe to approximately 2,300 and over 35,000 employees in total.