Sandy Cowan joins Mazars as Partner in London

22 July 2021 2 min. read
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Mazars has appointed Sandy Cowan as Partner in its forensic and investigation services team. Cowan brings almost two decades of experience to the role, having spent the last 18 years with Grant Thornton.

Chris Drewe, Partner and Head of the Forensic & Valuation Services team, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Sandy to the team and, indeed, the partnership. His expertise, in particular within international arbitration, will be a huge asset to Mazars and our clients. I know Sandy strongly believes in putting people at the core of everything he does, an ethos that fits perfectly with the strong focus on employees and clients we have here at Mazars.”

Cowan will focus on growing Mazars’ 40-strong forensic team in the area of disputes, with a particular emphasis on international opportunities arising from current uncertainty in the market as a result of both Covid-19 and Brexit. Based in London, he has a wealth of forensic and investigations experience, and holds extensive professional memberships and accreditations including Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the position of Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist.

Sandy Cowan, Partner, Mazars

Since 2003, Cowan has been a member of staff with the UK wing of Grant Thornton. Having initially joined the firm’s Entrepreneurial Business Services Group, he moved into Forensic and Investigation Services in 2008, and has been a Director in the practice since 2017.

In a comment via his personal LinkedIn, Cowan said, “Friday marked the end of my 18 year association with Grant Thornton UK, I will forever be grateful for the opportunities and experiences, and most importantly friends I have gained over that time. However, all good things must come to an end and I'm very pleased to share that I will be joining the Mazars Forensic and Investigation Services as partner in June and look forward to working with James Gilbey, Christopher Drewe, Stephen Lewis, Nigel Layton, Stephen Skeels and all the team.”

The post has garnered almost 500 likes and comments from colleagues and well-wishers. Paul Staples, Associate Director in Financial Services Advisory at Grant Thornton UK thanked Cowan for “all your support and I wish you all the very best of success with your next part of the journey.” Meanwhile, Chris Ridley, a Senior Tax Manager at Mazars UK added, “Welcome to Mazars Sandy... Look forward to catching up again soon!”