Mazars appoints Michael Tripp as new Head of Financial Services in the UK

26 October 2016

International accounting and advisory firm Mazars has announced the appointment of Michael Tripp as the new Head of Financial Services at Mazars in the UK.

With Rudi Lang dedicating more time to his role as leader of the firm’s Global Financial Institution’s Group, Michael has been appointed given his credibility and reputation among his peers and colleagues throughout the firm, along with his extensive experience in financial services.

Michael is an actuary with over 35 years’ experience, with a particular focus in the insurance industry gained both as a senior executive and a consultant. From 2007 to 2013, he was Group CEO of Ecclesiastical Insurance, and before that a partner with EY and Watson Wyatt. In the 1990s he led GRE’s UK Personal lines business and in the 1980s its Strategic Planning activity. He chaired Ecclesiastical Life Ltd and was a Board member of Ecclesiastical Asset Management.

The financial services team at Mazars covers insurance, banking and asset management. Over 300 employees and partners across the UK specialise in international audit and assurance services as well as governance, internal audit, regulation and compliance, taxation, claims management, general consulting, quants, actuarial, predictive analytics and enterprise risk. The team also has a successful and market-leading infrastructure finance advisory and modelling service.

Michael Tripp, Head of Financial Services, Mazars UK, said of his appointment: “Mazars has a strong pedigree in financial services. I aim to build on our cohesive proposition to deliver the high levels of service our clients expect from Mazars.” I would also like to thank Rudi for leading the team so successfully, and I look forward to working more closely with the financial services partners in the UK and across our international network to further strengthen the firm’s position in the market place.”

Phil Verity, UK Senior Partner at Mazars, commented: “We are proud of the strength and heritage of our financial services team. Michael’s experience and leadership will be an additional asset to the team through his proven ability in helping the firm to capitalise on the increase in activity in the market. His new appointment allows for the growth and development of our financial services offering, both in London and internationally, and reflects his reputation, success and the support he has had from his colleagues here at the firm.”


Notes to editors

Mazars UK financial services group has demonstrable market presence with 21 dedicated partners, supported by over 300 professionals.

  • Our asset management team’s experience comes from working with over 1,000 funds across the UK and Europe.
  • We are the fifth largest auditor of banks in the UK and provide assurance and advisory services to a range of central, retail and investment banks.
  • We have a 100 year history in the insurance market and today we advise over 50 UK insurance companies, reinsurers and mutuals; 70% of the Top 10 insurers and subsidiaries; 24% of the Top 50 UK brokers; and 60% of Lloyd’s syndicates.


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