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Otty confirmed as E&Y chairman

Long-distance runner given nod to succeed Nick Land as chairman of Big Four firm

Mark Otty will succeed Nick land as chairman of Ernst & Young in the UK.
Otty, 41, will be E&Y’s youngest ever chairman.

Otty, a fitness fanatic, has worked for E&Y since graduating, and worked
in South Africa, Canada and the UK. He moved to London five years ago.

Otty said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to lead Ernst & Young through
a period of rapid change in the profession, and to ensure that we continue to be
at the forefront of innovative thinking in our industry and the business
community as a whole.’

Departing chairman Nick Land: ‘Mark will bring an outstanding drive and
passion to the role. I look forward to working closely with him over the next
six months to ensure a smooth handover, secure in the knowledge that I will be
leaving E&Y in very capable hands.’

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