Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, has appointed Chloë Ellis as Office Managing Partner in Leeds, succeeding Oliver Hoffman after almost a decade in the role. The Leeds office is one of Mazars’ largest outside of London, having nearly trebled its team in less than ten years, and now boasting 240 people.
Chloë, who has over 20 years’ experience in providing advice to owner-managed businesses and large corporate groups with complex international tax issues, joined Mazars as a Partner in 2020. She combines a fresh perspective for the firm with deep experience and strong relationships in the local and regional business community. Oliver continues to lead the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions team across the UK.
Oliver Hoffman, partner and national head of M&A, said: “It has been a great privilege to lead the team since 2012, and we have marked many significant milestones in recent years, including growing the team substantially and moving into our landmark office at Wellington Place.
“Chloë will lead a fantastic and dynamic team supporting a client base to be very proud of and I firmly believe that she will take the business from strength to strength in the years ahead.”
Chloë Ellis, Leeds office managing partner, said: “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to drive the Leeds office forward. We have some truly fantastic people in Leeds and that, combined with the vibrant city in which we operate and the clients we serve, means it is a very exciting time for Mazars in the city.
“We have made significant investments over the last few years, both in our high calibre team and our location, which means that we are excellently placed to continue to flourish in future. I look forward to, and am excited by, the journey ahead for us all”.