HOUSTON, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today announced the appointment of John England, a vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, to lead its energy and resources (E&R) industry practice in the United States. In addition, Deloitte has appointed Scott Smith to lead its power and utilities (P&U) sector.
England and Smith succeed John McCue, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, who previously held both roles. Consistent with Deloitte's deep commitment to its clients, McCue continues to serve as lead client service partner and advisory partner to a number of Deloitte's largest E&R clients.
In their new roles, England and Smith will lead the overall strategic direction and market eminence of E&R and its P&U practice, respectively. This includes alignment of resources with clients, team leadership development and succession, and go-to-market strategies for Deloitte's key businesses including audit, consulting, tax and advisory services. Among Deloitte's E&R clients are companies across all segments of the oil and gas, power and utilities, alternative energy and mining sectors.
"John and Scott bring deep industry knowledge and experience to help our clients address today's global challenges head-on," said Brian Kanter, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte's U.S. clients and industries leader. "We congratulate John and Scott on their new roles and thank John McCue for his outstanding leadership and continued commitment to our E&R clients."
Most recently, England has served as the vice chairman of Deloitte LLP and U.S. and Americas oil and gas sector leader, a role he will maintain. Based in Houston, England has more than 27 years of experience helping energy companies solve some of their most complex challenges. He has led successful projects and client relationships at some of the largest energy companies throughout his career with Deloitte. Most notably, he steers Deloitte's overall delivery of a broad range of professional services, from technology integration and operational consulting to human capital offerings and tax services, as well as financial advisory offerings and attest services. England is frequently featured at conferences and cited by media on energy industry issues and trends as well as all aspects of energy trading and risk management.
"Energy issues are top of mind for governments and businesses around the world, given the rapid changes we are seeing in demand patterns, energy technology and regulations," said England. "Within the oil and gas industry, the resilience of our industry has been tested and we're just now beginning to see signs of cautious optimism for industry recovery. I look forward to helping our clients anticipate the challenges and opportunities ahead and navigate toward a profitable and sustainable future."
England serves on the National Petroleum Council as well as on the board of directors for the Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, England is a certified public accountant in the state of Texas.
An audit partner based in San Diego, Smith has more than 26 years of public accounting experience, and will continue in his role as the E&R leader for Deloitte's audit practice. Smith has held numerous leadership roles at Deloitte, including audit national managing partner for Deloitte's West region, serving as a member of the audit executive committee, and partner in charge of the San Francisco audit practice. During his tenure at Deloitte, Smith has also spent three years in London, where he worked on U.S. GAAP and SEC matters for a number of U.S. and U.K.-based utilities and independent power producers.
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