Ian Holder appointed as Birmingham Office Managing Partner

14 February 2019

Mazars, the international accountancy and advisory firm, has appointed Ian Holder as Office Managing Partner (OMP) in Birmingham. Ian has been with Mazars for 20 years, having grown up, studied, and spent his entire professional career in the city.

An auditor by training, Ian has specialist experience working with privately owned businesses and not for profit organisations. He is regularly involved in corporate finance work and transaction support services. As OMP, Ian will be responsible for creating and executing business strategy for a 170+-strong team.

The Birmingham office has recorded strong recent growth via serving entrepreneurial businesses and private clients, large and listed organisations, and public service bodies. Ian will continue building momentum in the Birmingham market, taking an outward-focused approach and emphasising Mazars’ place in the local market.

Mazars Birmingham office has enjoyed a successful 12 months with notable award wins for ‘Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion’ and ‘Overall Business of the Year’ from the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the office has seen numerous individual awards for members of the team including Laura Thursfield, Jon Bennett, Ruzwan Boota. These wins illustrate Mazars’ commitment to its employees and their development, something Ian aims to build on over the coming years.

Ian Holder said: “It is a great privilege to assume the role of Birmingham OMP. Having worked in the city for 40 years, and been part of the growth of Mazars in Birmingham for over 20, I’m acutely aware of the vibrancy and opportunities available for forward-looking businesses. I’m excited to share our expertise and capabilities with the local market, and to demonstrate exactly what our fantastic team can do for clients”.

Phil Verity, Mazars UK Senior Partner, said: “Ian is an experienced, commercial and client-focused professional, with a deep understanding of the local market. Supported by a capable and entrepreneurial team, his eye for strategy and familiarity with our business will help the team go from strength to strength in Birmingham”.





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