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Grant Thornton reinforces its commitment to the insurance sector with... partner appointment

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its financial services team, with the appointment of Craig Scarr as Partner and Chairman of UK Insurance. The new role, which forms part of the firm's Financial Services Group senior leadership team, will see Scarr overseeing Grant Thornton's services to the UK insurance sector, along with informing the firm's wider financial services market strategy.

A recognised insurance specialist, Scarr joins Grant Thornton having spent the last 28 years at Mazars, where he led the firm's UK offerings to the insurance sector.

Commenting on the appointment, Peter Allen, Partner and Global Head of Insurance at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: "Craig joins our team at a really exciting time, as our footprint in the insurance industry continues to grow at pace. Craig's in-depth expertise and practical experience in this field undoubtedly adds significant weight to our already strong insurance offering."

Scarr added: "The domestic and international insurance markets are currently undergoing a period of profound change, as the regulatory environment and commercial dynamics of the sector, coupled with ever-changing buying habits, are forcing insurers to rethink their operating models. Our ambition is to work with progressively-minded organisations to not only help them navigate these changes, but develop strategies to stay ahead of the curve and position them for growth."

Scarr joins with immediate effect, and will be based at Grant Thornton's Finsbury Square offices in London.