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Six new UK partners announced by Mazars

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SIX NEW PARTNERS have been revealed by top ten firm Mazars.

The appointments span practices including audit, tax, and outsourcing in the financial services market, bringing the total partners of Mazars UK to over 140.

Phil Verity, Mazars’ UK senior partner, said: “I am delighted to welcome this group of talented and dedicated individuals to the partnership. They all have strong relationships and a proven track record in their chosen areas and I am confident they will quickly have a positive impact for clients and our business as a whole.”

The new partner for financial services audit, based in London, is Amanda Barker who has been with Mazars for 17 years, including the past three years in the financial services audit team. She specialises in insurance and leading the provision of services in the practice.

Stephen Brown has been appointed a corporate tax partner. He has served with the firm for five years, having previously been at HMRC for a decade working across the financial services sector of their large business service (LBS).

Louis Burns is promoted to partner in external audit, based in Birmingham, having worked at Mazars for six years and specialised in the development of external audit services.

Francois Monville has transferred to London, from Mazars Asia Pacific, supporting development in Singapore and becoming the partner for the French inbound market. He has experience acting as a managing partner for Hungary, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The new partner for corporate tax in Birmingham is Vesko Petkov, who has been with Mazars for three years. Previously, he has spent five years at a ‘Big Four’ practice and worked in a global private equity firm. He leads the firm’s corporate and international tax offering and develop tax practice.

Additionally, James Smalley has joined as a partner in the outsourcing team, based in Sutton – who has been with the firm for 18 years.

The firm, which posted £158m in fees in its last financial year, is tenth on the 2016 Top 50+50 Survey supported by Sage.

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