Mazars has appointed Partner Michael Tripp to the role of Head of Financial Services. He takes responsibility of more than 300 partners and employees in the UK, focused on a range of matters from internal audit to consulting and financial advisory in the financial services industry.
Michael Tripp joined Mazars in 2013 as a Partner, following six and a half years as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. He was previously a Partner at EY in the UK. Much of Tripp’s career was spent at Guardian Financial Services (formerly Guardian Royal Exchange) where he worked in its UK Personal lines of business on its Strategic Planning activity in the 1990s and 1980s. Tripp holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Imperial College London.
Mazars’ announcement sees Tripp appointed to the role of Head of Financial Services at Mazars UK. He brings more than 35 years of actuary experience to the role, both at the executive and consultancy level. He will lead a team of more than 300 employees and partners across the UK – focused on everything from governance, internal audit, regulation and compliance to general consulting, actuarial, predictive analytics and enterprise risk.
Phil Verity, UK Senior Partner at Mazars, comments that the firm is “proud” of the strength and heritage of the firm’s financial services team. “Michael’s experience and leadership will be an additional asset to the team through his proven ability in helping the firm to capitalise on the increase in activity in the market. His new appointment allows for the growth and development of our financial services offering, both in London and internationally, and reflects his reputation, success and the support he has had from his colleagues here at the firm,” he adds.
Tripp says about the appointment, “Mazars has a strong pedigree in financial services. I aim to build on our cohesive proposition to deliver the high levels of service our clients expect from Mazars. I look forward to working more closely with the financial services partners in the UK and across our international network to further strengthen the firm’s position in the market place.”
Michael Tripp succeeds Rudi Lang, who will remain with Mazars and dedicate more time to his role as leader of the firm’s Global Financial Institution’s Group.