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EY ‘continues investment in region’ with Newcastle partner appointments

A professional services firm says it is primed to continue its “growth trajectory” following a quartet of partner appointments.

EY has welcomed Maureen Robson-Norman, Claire Mellons, Jane Behenna and Deven Vedhera to the roles at its Newcastle office.

Bosses say their arrivals form part of a ten per cent increase in EY’s UK-wide partner ranks.

Maureen was made partner following EY’s acquisition of Newcastle-based technology consulting company Whyaye earlier this year.

She now leads EY’s ServiceNow practice, which helps companies manage digital workflows and consists of 150 people across the UK and Ireland.

Claire’s promotion comes after nearly eight years with EY, during which time she has worked on a number of complex audits across local government, the NHS and higher education in the North East and beyond.

She now leads the government and public sector audit team in Newcastle.


  • Michael Scoular, EY’s Newcastle office managing partner


Jane is a partner in EY’s technology consulting business.

Previously with Accenture, she has great experience in helping clients deliver technology transformations powered by enterprise-resource planning software and cloud technologies.

Deven joined EY after more than 15 years with Deloitte, and is helping grow its finance operations arm, which provides bookkeeping, management reporting and statutory compliance support. 

Michael Scoular, EY’s Newcastle office managing partner, said: “The new appointments continue our investment in the region as we look to expand the range of skills and services we’re able to provide to clients.

“EY is on track for its third year of double-digit growth in the UK and these appointments put us in a great position to continue this trajectory in the years ahead.”