Richard Deutsch
Champions of Change Insurance

Richard Deutsch

Richard Deutsch joined the Founding MCC Group in 2018

Richard Deutsch became Deloitte Australia’s CEO and a member of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Executive in 2018, following a very successful three-year stint as Managing Partner of Deloitte Australia’s Assurance and Advisory Practice and member of Deloitte Australia’s National Executive.

One of Australia’s most respected and talented professional services leaders, Richard has spent more than 25 years in Australia’s largest Boardrooms, providing rich perspectives to solve problems, business results and drive positive change.

Richard has a profound understanding of social licence and the role of corporations in society and is passionate about supporting organisations that have an impact on those in need. He is currently the Chairman of OzHarvest, and a Board Director of Adara Development and The Deloitte Foundation.

Richard has a passion for culture and values and nurturing an inclusive environment in which all people can thrive while upholding the standards of the professional services profession. He truly believes that a strong and unique culture will help people be their best selves and solve our clients’ most complex problems.

Richard joined Deloitte in early 2015 from PwC Australia, where he worked from 1989 to 2014 in a variety of senior roles. Most recently he ran its Consulting business, sat on the firm’s leadership team and managed the integration of ‘Strategy&’ (formerly Booz & Company) into PwC for Asia. Prior to that, he led PwC Australia’s Assurance business and was an external audit partner to a number of ASX50 companies.

He is a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA), an ICAA Board Member for six years, Chairman of the ICAA’s Board Audit Committee and Premises Committee, and member of the Nominations Committee.

Richard loves all sport, particularly running and skiing and has completed 21 marathons.

Updates from the Founding Group

Champions of Change Insurance

Richard Deutsch is the Convenor of the Champions of Change Insurance Group established in 2019. The Insurance group Members are committed to advancing gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieve significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles within their organisations.