Hannah Simoes will be taking over from Richard Blackwell to lead the Cambridge Deloitte tax team as he retires next month. Hannah lives in North Cambridge and is an International Tax Partner with over 15 years’ experience working with corporate groups.
Hannah Simoes returns to Cambridge to lead Deloitte tax team
Richard is retiring after 18 years with the firm and has held a number of roles across both Cambridge, St Albans and the wider south east region.
Hannah (pictured) began her career working with small and high growth companies in an audit and accounting advisory capacity before joining Deloitte Reading’s corporate tax team in 2005. Throughout her career she has worked across Cambridge, Reading and London offices and is now returning to Cambridge to lead the 60 strong tax team. She is the Deloitte national tax lead for FTSE 250 companies, with a focus on advising on and auditing tax issues affecting large multinational and domestic groups. Deloitte has a strong personal and corporate tax team in Cambridge working across the full spectrum of tax issues.
Paul Schofield, Practice Senior Partner for Deloitte in the South East, said: “I’ve worked with Richard for a number of years and know how much our clients and our people have benefited from his wise counsel. Richard has performed a fundamental role shaping our business in the region, leaves a very strong Tax practice in Cambridge and has already effected a smooth transition to Hannah. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”
"I'm very pleased that Hannah has returned to lead our tax team. Hannah knows the Cambridge region and our people well. She will be a great role model to our team and brings a range of experience to our clients.”
The Deloitte Cambridge office comprises 8 Partners and over 250 staff who deliver a full range of professional services to the East Anglian region. As well as focussing on the life sciences and technology sectors for which the region has become so renowned, the office has long standing specialisms in other sectors including the professions, consumer business, food and agribusiness.