Elisabeth Maxwell port colMazars, the international accountancy firm, today announced the appointment of their new Executive team in the UK, effective 15 February 2017.

The announcement follows the recent re-election of Phil Verity as the firm’s Senior Partner in the UK. Phil will be supported by the new Executive team which comprises of Mazars partners Elisabeth Maxwell (Sutton based), Tim Davies, Alistair Fraser, Nigel Grummitt, Jac Berry and Ian Wrightson. The team will commence their positions on 15 February, supporting Phil in his next four-year term. Collectively, the team will be responsible for the further development and implementation of the firm’s UK strategy, ensuring the ongoing excellence and quality for Mazars’ clients and teams.

Phil Verity, UK Senior Partner, Mazars commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the current Executive team who have done an excellent job over the last four years. I am excited to work with the new team to continue to drive our business forward, with a relentless focus on our clients and our people.”

Three members of the existing Executive have been elected to join the new team for the coming term -Tim Davies, Alistair Fraser and Nigel Grummitt – and three new members have been elected – Elisabeth Maxwell, Jac Berry and Ian Wrightson.

Elisabeth Maxwell is currently Managing Partner for the firm’s Southern Region (Sutton, Poole and Bristol offices). Based in Sutton her role will be to further drive innovation throughout the business.

Elisabeth Maxwell, Southern Region Managing Partner said: “I am extremely passionate about the Mazars brand and am delighted to be welcomed as a member of the new Executive Board. I am keen to bring dynamism to the team and make a real difference to the ongoing development of the firm. The key areas I am looking to focus on in my role include helping to transform Mazars through innovation, encouraging gender diversity and making sure all teams feel involved and part of the firm’s success. We live in a world that is moving fast and it is vital we lead the way with regards to innovation and finding new solutions for our clients.”

Tim Davies is UK Head of Tax, based in London. As part of the new Executive, Tim will dedicate time to helping Mazars further develop its client-centric approach.

Alistair Fraser is UK Chief Operating Officer, based in London. As COO he will lead the operational performance, management and development of the firm.

Nigel Grummitt is UK Head of Financial Advisory Services, based in London. Nigel will continue to focus on developing the firm’s advisory services.

Jac Berry is an Audit and Advisory Partner and UK Head of Quality and Risk, based in London. Jac’s appointment to the UK Executive team is a clear sign of the firm’s unwavering commitment to quality.