Mazars grows UK leadership with seven new partners

20 October 2014

Accountancy and advisory firm Mazars has appointed seven new partners in the UK. The appointments have been made across a range of markets and services, including financial services, public services, privately-owned businesses, and specialist service areas such as tax and corporate finance.

An overview of the new partners:

Rob Burton – Corporate Finance: Burton is a corporate finance specialist based in the Leeds office, focusing on owner managed businesses. He joined Mazars in 2005 and has made a significant contribution to the corporate finance practice in the North West and nationally.

Mike Clarkson – Public Services advisory: Clarkson joined the firm in February following the acquisition of Deloitte’s public sector internal audit business. Clarkson works with local government clients and health organisations across the South East.

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Romy Comiter – Financial Services advisory: Comiter has led the firm’s insurance consultancy team since she joined in 2011. Based in London, she specialises in information technology, financial analysis, and regulatory compliance.

Ali Kazimi – Financial Services Tax: Kazimi is a senior tax professional with over twenty years’ experience in the financial services industry. He joins Mazars from Deloitte where he was Managing Director and Head of International Tax for their Middle East and North Africa business.

Darius Medora – Financial Services advisory: Medora joined Mazars in 2012 and is a member of the Governance, Risk and Internal Control team in London. He has 15 years of experience working in the insurance sector. Prior to joining Mazars, he held a senior position with the Friends Life Group.

Melanie Orriss – Tax: Orriss joins the firm after 11 years at Baker Tilly. She is a business tax specialist with many years of experience advising family and owner-managed businesses. Orriss began her career at PwC and has also held roles at BDO and the Beckett Group.


Paul Rouse – National Creditor Services: Rouse joined the firm in 2006 to help build the National Creditor Services (NCS) team. Following the purchase of PwC's volume bankruptcy business in 2011, NCS has grown to become one of the market leaders in bankruptcy services. Paul works from the London and Gloucester offices.

With the additions, Mazars now has 128 partners in the UK, responsible for a total staff of over 1,500 professionals. “The firm has experienced very encouraging growth this year, which we’re determined to build on. Investing in the best talent in key areas is vital to keeping the momentum going. The new partners all have considerable expertise and experience, and are absolutely committed to delivering the highest level of service that our clients have come to expect. I am delighted to welcome them,” says Phil Verity, UK Senior Partner.

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