Mark McKay joins A&M Taxand in London
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has bolstered its Taxand team with the appointment of Mark McKay as Managing Director in London, to help expand the firm’s indirect tax practice as businesses look to reduce costs during a period of sustained inflation. Mr. McKay joins a team of experienced Indirect Tax advisers, led by Managing Director, Mairéad Warren De Búrca.
Mr. McKay brings over 17 years of experience with indirect taxes, focusing on the funds and financial services sector. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. McKay held senior positions at PwC, Deloitte and EY in the UK and the Middle East. Most recently, he was Senior Director for PwC focusing on VAT issues arising from transactions, restructurings and supply chain changes.
This strategic hire, the second Managing Director in the firm’s growing Indirect Tax practice, reflects the team’s significant growth over the last few years, and demonstrates the firm’s intent to further expand its market presence in all major sectors across the UK.
Commenting on his decision to join A&M, Mr. McKay, said, “A&M’s reputation in the market, alongside the practice’s ambitious plans for expansion, are what really differentiate the firm from its peers. The evolving regulatory landscape and rapid technological advances mean that we as advisors need to be as flexible and dynamic as our clients.”
Remarking on the appointment, Marvin Rust, Managing Director and European Tax Practice Leader at Alvarez & Marsal Taxand U.K., said, “We’re excited to welcome Mark to the A&M Taxand team – the first of a number of planned Indirect Tax Managing Director hires alongside other senior appointments in our practice. This exemplifies our ambitious growth plans for the practice. His wealth of experience providing proactive and practical VAT advice to banks and investment funds, will prove invaluable as Mark drives our funds and FS VAT offerings and initiatives.”
Commenting on the appointment, Ernesto Perez, Global Practice Leader of A&M Taxand, said, “Mark’s appointment and the growth of our indirect tax practice demonstrates our commitment to continuing to support clients navigate this complex area of tax. The vast expertise within the EMEA team, combined with the indirect tax capabilities in the US and other markets, will help our global clients address the multiple indirect tax issues that continuously arise regardless of where they are in the business life cycle.”