Half of Deloitte's executive staff is fired.

By Hemaja Burud

In an unexpected leadership reshuffle today, Deloitte replaced more than half of its UK top team

as it seeks to develop younger executives to succeed chief executive Richard Houston in 2027. The Big Four business disclosed that six new

partners would replace eight senior leadership team members, including the managing partner

 as the executive team shrank to 14. The company has apparently let go of Richard Bell,

Pauline Biddle, Stephen Griggs, Anne-Marie Malley, and Andy Morris, but they will reportedly still play "vital roles."

Deloitte claimed that the reorganisation was the brainchild of recently re-appointed

Having worked for the company for 20 years, Mills has spent the last three years leading the global tax and legal business.

The current head of London transaction services for financial advising, Charindra Pathiwille

will take over as managing partner, and Nick Turner will serve as managing partner growth.

Taking on the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer will be Duncan Farrow-Smith.

"I would like to thank Richard Bell, Pauline Biddle, Stephen Griggs, Anne-Marie Malley and Andy Morris

Houston sent the new team his congratulations today and expressed excitement about working with "this next generation of leaders."