Mazars appoints Sir Amyas Morse as an Independent Non-Executive

10 December 2019

Mazars, the international accountancy and advisory firm, has appointed Sir Amyas Morse as an Independent Non-Executive (INE) to its UK Public Interest Committee, which applies oversight to decision making, quality and risk across the audit business. Sir Amyas will be a valuable asset in the firm’s ongoing drive for audit quality, transparency and governance.

Sir Amyas was Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office (NAO), the independent body responsible for scrutinising public spending for Parliament of all central government departments, agencies and other public bodies. Its public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services.

Sir Amyas was previously a global managing partner of PwC before joining the NAO. He joins INEs Denise Fletcher and Guy Jubb on Mazars’ Public Interest Committee in the UK.

Denise Fletcher, Chair of the Public Interest Committee, said: “Audit quality and governance standards are vitally important to both the UK and global firm. Sir Amyas’ experience and perspective will support the firm’s commitment to the application of the highest levels of oversight, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Committee”.

Phil Verity, Senior Partner, added: “We are committed to upholding the highest standards within our industry and driving the modernisation of audit from the front. At a time when audit quality and the makeup of our industry are firmly in the spotlight, we believe that Sir Amyas’ guidance and counsel will be invaluable for the firm, adding to the experience and oversight provided by Denise and Guy”.