Mazars reappoints Phil Verity as UK boss and unveils executive team

10 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

Mazars has reappointed Phil Verity as the firm’s UK Senior Partner. Verity's new executive team too has been announced, which includes the reappointments of Tim Davies, Alistair Fraser and Nigel Grummitt, and the new appointments of Jac Berry, Elisabeth Maxwell and Ian Wrightson. The leadership team is tasked with the development, and implementation, of the firm's strategy in the UK.

The new executive team appointees for Mazars’ UK operation have been announced, they begin in their new roles from February 15. Phil Verity, the firm’s UK Senior Partner, has been reappointed; taking the lead for another four years. Verity is supported by an Executive team of Partners that include Ian Wrightson, Jac Berry, Elisabeth Maxwell, Tim Davies, Alistair Fraser and Nigel Grummitt.

New appointments to the Executive team:

Elisabeth Maxwell has been a Partner at the firm since 2003. In 2012 she was appointed to the role of Mazars South Region Managing Partner. Her new appointment to the Executive team role sees her take responsibility for further driving innovation throughout the business. She is based in Sutton.

Jac Berry is the firm’s UK Head of Quality and Risk. Her new appointment to the Executive team sees her take responsibility for quality management for the firm as a whole. She is based in London.

Ian Wrightson joined Mazars in 1994 as an Audit Partner. He has since ascended the firm’s ranks to the role of Regional Managing Partner. In his new appointment, he takes responsibility for the development of the firm’s culture and people.

New appointments to the Executive team Mazars

Reappointments to the Executive team:

Tim Davies has been a Tax Partner at the firm since joining in 2006. In 2011 he was appointed UK Head of Tax, he too joined the firm’s Global Tax Board. Davies, as part of the Executive team, is responsible for developing the firm’s client-centric approach. 

Alistair Fraser has been with Mazars since 1989, and is currently the firm’s UK Chief Operating Officer. In his role for the Executive team, and as COO more widely, he is responsible for the operational performance, management and development of the firm. He is based in the firm’s London office.

Nigel Grummitt joined Mazars in 1994, and became Partner in 1999. Today he is the firm’s UK Head of Forensic and Investigation Services. His role in the Executive team is focused on developing the firm’s advisory services. He is based in London.

Together the team is tasked with executing the firm's growth strategy in the UK – last year the accounting and consulting firm saw its turnover grow by 14% to £149.7 million, on the back of five successive years of growth, with 9% noted in the 2014/15 financial year. 

Commenting on the confidence received from the leadership team, Verity says,I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current Executive team who have done an excellent job over the last four years. I am excited to work with the new team to continue to drive our business forward, with a relentless focus on our clients and our people.”

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