Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its senior team in Scotland with the appointment of two new partners – fintech and analytics specialist Kent Mackenzie, and the leader of its oil and gas transaction services team, Shaun Reynolds.
With more than 30 years’ combined experience, they will 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.
Kent becomes Deloitte’s global head for fintech for risk advisory, and will lead the firm’s international strategy for the sector from its Edinburgh base.
He has more than 17 years’ experience working in technology, risk and data across financial services, and has previously held positions with RBS, Lloyds and Morgan Stanley. He joined Deloitte in 2014 to build and lead its data practice.
Shaun, meanwhile, has led the transaction services team for Deloitte’s Aberdeen office since setting it up in 2009. He specialises in advising clients in the UK’s oil and gas industry including the upstream, midstream and oil field services sectors.
He joined Deloitte in 2002 as a graduate, before transferring from London to Aberdeen in 2009. He has been responsible for building and leading the transaction services team since then and growing its international client base in the oil and gas sector.
Steve Williams, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland, commented: “These promotions are an indication of our firm’s significant level of investment and confidence in the Scottish and UK fintech sector and in oil and gas, which are vital parts of the Scottish economy. We are extremely proud to have Kent and Shaun join our partnership; they are both thoroughly experienced and have demonstrated outstanding leadership, drive and determination throughout their careers.
“We are entering into a period of significant transition in Scotland. External factors, such as technological transformation combined with political uncertainty, mean it is critical that the organisations we work with have access to the kind of expertise and advice that Shaun, Kent and their respective teams are able to provide so they are well prepared for the years ahead.”