GRANT THORNTON has strengthened its financial services team with the appointment of Craig Scarr as partner and chairman of UK insurance.
The new role, which forms part of the firm’s Financial Services Group senior leadership team, will see Scarr overseeing Grant Thornton’s services to the UK insurance sector, along with informing the firm’s wider financial services market strategy.
A recognised insurance specialist, Scarr joins Grant Thornton having spent the last 28 years at Mazars, where he led the firm’s UK offerings to the insurance sector.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Allen, partner and global head of insurance at Grant Thornton UK, said: “Craig joins our team at a really exciting time, as our footprint in the insurance industry continues to grow at pace. Craig’s in-depth expertise and practical experience in this field undoubtedly adds significant weight to our already strong insurance offering.”
Scarr joins with immediate effect, and will be based at Grant Thornton’s Finsbury Square offices in London.
Fraser Nicol joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in cyber security, data analytics and business technology
Rowan Williams will be responsible for growing the firm’s presence in the Gatwick Diamond and across the south east
Kevin Humphreys joins the insolvency and restructuring firm from the National Crime Agency (NCA) Economic Crime Command
Ann Pomfret joins the Manchester office from BDO