EY Cambridge welcomes James McElhone as a new Partner in Consulting

EY Cambridge welcomes James McElhone

EY has announced the appointment of James McElhone, who joins the business as a Partner to head up the Consulting team in Cambridge, with a regional and national remit working with privately owned and listed businesses, including those operating in the Life Science sector.  

A specialist in supporting businesses through technology enabled transformations with a focus on the digital enablement of finance organisations and enterprise analytics, James joins EY from Deloitte and has over 10 years’ experience working with international, national and regional businesses. In addition to his specialism in the Life Science sector, McElhone has a wealth of expertise working with CFOs in the consumer, technology and banking sectors.

He said: “I’m delighted to join the team at EY in Cambridge. I was attracted to the business due to its strong commercial and values, and an opportunity for me to build on existing operations in the East of England, working collaboratively alongside other EY teams. I’m looking forward to supporting growth in Consulting in the Cambridge office, advising some of the UK’s most influential Life Science businesses, who are based in the East of England.

“The East of England has a vibrant and varied business economy, where there are opportunities for high tech and innovative organisations to expand quickly. The right technology-based transformation solutions are key to unlocking the potential for these businesses, eliminating waste and making them leaner and more efficient. I look forward to working with EY’s existing client base and to exploring opportunities in new markets as part of my new role.”

Stuart Wilkinson, Office Managing Partner at EY in Cambridge added: “I’m really pleased to welcome James to the team, to focus on expanding our advice and support in transformation strategy and technology. His expertise and experience will provide a significant boost to the East of England team and help support our future growth strategy.

“It’s been a challenging time for many businesses due to the global pandemic. However, the UK’s Life Science sector has excelled in supporting innovative healthcare solutions. James’ appointment is a welcome addition to our Life Science Hub team in Cambridge, advising businesses in this hugely important sector for the region. It will enable us to expand our ability to work on transforming more businesses in this, and other sectors, in the region, with their technology-based global ambitions.”

A keen runner, James has previously completed several long-distance events. He is also a keen car enthusiast and can often be found attending local automotive related events.


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With over 400 employees in our Cambridge and Luton offices, our teams provide a range of services to a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products and retail, technology, real estate and construction, health, and the public sector. The broad array of companies across the East allows us to bring real, relevant and key insights to our clients.