HILTON SAVEN has been elected the new chairman of Praxity – the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting firms – replacing Rick Anderson whose three-year tenure finishes at the end of the year.
The Mazars South Africa chairman was previously Praxity vice-chair and is in his third term as governing council member for Africa and the Middle East. He takes office from 1 January 2016 and is supported in his role by vice-chair and governing council member Gordon Krater, managing partner at Plante Moran in the US.
Hilton will be leading Praxity into its tenth year; during this time the alliance has grown its representation to 102 countries, working with more than 2,800 partners and over 27,000 independent professionals.
“Although I have some big shoes to fill, I look forward to helping Praxity fulfil its mission to be the most advanced alliance of strong, like-minded, independent accounting and allied services firms that deliver unrivalled client service and quality solutions globally,” Hilton said.
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