Margaret Doyle, Partner, Deloitte UK, is Head of Clients & Markets, Financial Services and Real Estate, UK. She is also Co-head of Brexit, Financial Services at Deloitte UK and a member of the Financial Services Executive, Deloitte North West Europe. Margaret began her career as a strategy consultant in the financial institutions group of McKinsey & Company before moving into financial journalism.
She covered business and finance for The Economist and The Daily Telegraph for a decade, and for two years edited Global Agenda, the magazine of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos. She was one of the first columnists hired when Reuters launched a commentary service, later Reuters Breakingviews, where she covered investment banking. Margaret has commented on finance and current affairs for a variety of news organisations, including BBC radio and television, America’s NBC and NPR networks, Japan’s NHK, Ireland’s RTE and Newstalk, Sky News and CNN. She has guest-presented several flagship current affairs programmes for the BBC, including Today, The World Tonight and Analysis on Radio 4; The World Today on the World Service and Wake Up to Money on Five Live.
She has been a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s flagship discussion programme, Any Questions.
Margaret has addressed and chaired conferences on economic and financial subjects hosted by Economist Conferences, the European Commission, the Financial Services Authority, the Insurance Institute of Ireland, Commonfund, Trinity College, Dublin, Holland Financial Centre, Enterprise Ireland, ING and Procter & Gamble.
Margaret is an experienced chair of senior strategy and leadership meetings for Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Margaret read economics at Trinity College, Dublin, where she was an Entrance Exhibitioner (having earned maximum points on matriculation) and Foundation Scholar (the highest undergraduate honour). She earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (HBS), which she attended on a Fulbright Scholarship, and from which she graduated a Baker Scholar (top 5% of the class). She served on the HBS European Leadership Council from its creation in 2003 and currently sits on the HBS European Advisory Board.
While at Deloitte, Margaret has continued to comment to the press (notably the Financial Times) and on broadcast media, notably BBC One and BBC News.
Margaret frequently presents to clients at Deloitte events, e.g. Non-Executive Director briefings, and privately, both to C-level executives and to boards.