Mazars welcomes three new partners in London

19 February 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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International audit and advisory firm Mazars has recruited a trio of new partners in London, as it looks to position itself to benefit from competition reforms to the UK professional services market. Lucy Redding, Nargis Yunis and Bill Schiller each join from the professional service industry’s Big Four.

Lucy Redding has joined Mazars’ Tax team from PwC. Having obtained significant experience in working with large corporates there, she will now will assist in the continued growth of Mazars’ tax advisory business in the international, large corporate, and listed markets. Alongside this, Redding will call upon her international, regional and people management expertise to continue the development of the Mazars tax team.

Nargis Yunis meanwhile joins Mazars’ Financial Services team from EY. As the firm’s financial services practice continues to grow, Yunis will work to lead the development of Mazars’ strategy for Asset Management Assurance, as well as being responsible for growing the Asset Management team and maintaining a relentless focus upon delivering audits of the highest quality.

Nargis Yunis, Lucy Redding, Bill Schiller - Mazars

Bill Schiller, formerly of KPMG, joins Mazars’ Audit and Assurance team with a focus on the insurance sector. He will help lead the expanding Mazars’ insurance audit proposition, serve its fast-growing client base, and strengthen the firm’s growth strategy. An insurance specialist with significant experience working in industry, Schiller will also maintain a focus on quality within the insurance audit regulated sector.

Speaking on the news, Phil Verity, Mazars Senior Partner, said, “We offer a warm welcome to Lucy, Nargis and Bill. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise from a range of sectors, and they will play a key role in our firm’s continued growth and development.”

Sustained pressure on the UK’s largest audit and advisory firms from the nation’s audit watchdog the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is effectively forbidding the Big Four of Deloitte, PwC, KPMG and EY from conducting advisory work for audit clients in the wake of a number of accounting scandals.

According to a release from Mazars, the appointments of Redding, Yunis and Schiller are intended to underline the proactive role Mazars is taking to prepare ahead of this market reform, with each of the roles further building Mazars’ capability to serve large, complex businesses – and its ability to pick up work from clients forced to move away from the Big Four.