Damien Lambert and Maximilien Amphoux joins Mazars leadership

05 June 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Mazars has bolstered its local leadership team with ESG researcher Damien Lambert and seasoned dealmaker Maximilien Amphoux.

Mid-tier accounting and advisory firm Mazars has recruited Damien Lambert as the new head of its sustainability services practice out of Melbourne.

Lambert joins from a lecturing and research role at Monash University, with previous assurance experience at Big Four firms in Europe. His addition follows that of Maximilien Amphoux, who was earlier recruited to the firm in Sydney from Mazars’ partnership in Paris.

Damien Lambert and Maximilien Amphoux joins Mazars leadership

Damien Lambert has been with Monash for the past five years as an accounting lecturer and researcher with a focus on non-financial reporting and ESG matters such as water & wastewater, community and stakeholder engagement, corporate governance mechanisms and shareholder activism. Earlier in his career, he spent six years as between EY and KPMG in Switzerland and Luxembourg as an auditor of banks and asset management firms.

“We are delighted to have Damien join the firm and lead our sustainability division,” said Richard DeBono, managing partner of Mazars’ Melbourne office. “Damien brings a unique skill set of both practical and academic experience focused on ESG issues which will provide our clients with a valuable resource to not only maintain and improve their market position but ensure their businesses are fit for the future.”

Mazars global CEO Hervé Hélias recently flagged an increased investment in the firm’s sustainability capabilities following its record €2.45 billion revenue take for 2022 (of which Mazars’ Australian branch contributed over $60 million): “We have the duty to help our clients transform by targeting ESG resources where they’re most needed and helping them overcome challenges to non-financial reporting,” Hélias stated.

Meanwhile, Mazars’ Sydney managing partner Matthew Ashley said the firm was locally looking to build on its double-digit growth through an investment focus on financial advisory, with Mazars having since recruited international company veteran Maximilien Amphoux to its transactions services partnership team in Sydney.

Amphoux joined Mazars in Paris close to two decades ago, later spending one of those with the firm in Russia.

“Max has a unique multi-disciplinary experience base within Mazars that extends over three continents and almost two decades,” commented Ashley. “He brings a wealth of expertise to our financial advisory division, with a proven track record of delivering effective and comprehensive transactions and advisory solutions to clients. He will play a key role in helping our firm meet the growing needs of our local and international clientele.”