Deloitte appointment bolsters Aberdeen practice

Sarah McGavin, Audit Director, Deloitte

Sarah McGavin has rejoined Deloitte as an Audit Director after a four-year spell in industry with MOL Group, an international integrated oil and gas company, where she was Accounting and Reporting Manager, working across the business.

The announcement is the latest in a series of senior hires and promotions within Deloitte’s team in Scotland.  In June, Deloitte announced Tim Corfield’s appointment to Partner in Glasgow, the fourth partner promotion in Scotland over the last 12 months, along with three new Director promotions.

Sarah was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte during an extensive previous career with the firm. Having joined the firm initially as a trainee, she developed a broad range of expertise and experience.

Sarah said, “Re-joining the team at Deloitte is an enormously exciting opportunity. My recent position with MOL Group has given me a deeper understanding and different perspective on the many changes affecting audit and assurance as well as the challenges organisations are increasingly facing.  Our Aberdeen-based practice is well established and highly regarded and I hope to further strengthen the team by offering new insights and experience gained from my time both in consultancy and industry.”

Graham Hollis, Office Senior Partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen, who also leads the firm’s Upstream Oil & Gas audit and advisory practice in Scotland said: “Sarah’s appointment highlights the firm’s continued investment in our Aberdeen office following the promotion of Shaun Reynolds and Caroline Muir to partners in the last 2 years. Her extensive audit experience coupled with the industry knowledge gained from her time working in the oil and gas sector will be hugely beneficial to Deloitte’s service offering in Aberdeen.”

Steve Williams, senior partner for Deloitte in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “The team in Aberdeen has made a significant impact on Deloitte’s presence in the city. This has been over a period of considerable change for the local economy, driven by a recovering oil price and as North Sea firms embrace new ways of working. Sarah’s appointment and her cross-sector experience signals our continued investment and she will provide a valuable addition to an already strong team.”