Audit firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd is set to name Barry Salzberg its new global chief executive, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

She said the company planned to announce it on Thursday.

Salzbergchief, who is chief executive of its Deloitte LLP arm in the United States, will replace James Quigley, who has been with the company 36 years.

(Reporting by Martinne Geller)