In addition, Guy will be a participating observer on the UK firm’s Audit Quality Board in order to bring to it his experience and insights on a range of audit and governance issues.
Guy, who is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School and the former Global Head of Governance & Stewardship at Standard Life Investments, brings to Mazars a distinguished record of leadership in corporate governance and business best practice. Previous roles include membership of the Investment Committee of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Co-Chair of the GC100 and Investor Group, the Global Auditor Investor Dialogue and the Conference Board’s European Corporate Governance Council, and member of the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB, the US audit regulator, from 2014 to 2016. Currently, he is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), chairing its Constitutional Panel and Strategy and Research Advisory Group, and he is a director of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).
Denise Fletcher, Chair of the Public Interest Committee, said: “Governance standards and audit quality are vitally important to the firm. Guy’s 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; both via technology and by leading the way in addressing market and regulatory expectations. We believe that Guy will bring great value to this and very much look forward working with him”.
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