Four Senior Appointments at Azets South Wales


Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has appointed a number of senior members to its South Wales tax and corporate finance teams, further strengthening its position as a top 10 firm.

The tax team has welcomed Amy Buckley as partner, Oliver John as director and Ben Griffin as associate director, whilst the corporate finance division has appointed Claire Marshall to the role of director, as Azets continues to grow.

Amy Buckley has over 20 years’ experience working in personal tax, 16 of which were spent in a ‘Big Four’ firm. As partner, Amy advises in areas such as inheritance tax, trusts & succession, compliance, profit extraction, property portfolios, capital gains tax and residence and domiciled issues.

Oliver John was previously at Mazars for just over five years where he provided tax and share valuation advice to a range of businesses with regards to share transactions. In his role as director at Azets, Oliver will continue to share tax advice with clients over the life of a business, from companies looking to raise capital to shareholders looking to exit.

Ben Griffin, also previously at Mazars, has been appointed associate director in the tax advisory team and is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. With extensive knowledge and experience in transactions, Ben provides support on post-transaction equity incentives for management and specialises in share-related matters, employee reward and fiscal valuation, as well as all aspects relating to the “employment-related securities” rules. Ben advises clients across all sectors (private and quoted, UK and international), and has particular focus on UK entrepreneurial businesses and UK inbound groups.

Claire Marshall has joined Azets as a director within the corporate finance team, specialising in supporting clients with mergers and acquisition advisory support, transaction due diligence and capital raising advisory work.  Claire trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG and more recently achieved an MBA from Warwick University. Prior to joining the firm, Claire has spent nearly 20 years in senior finance and advisory roles, including corporate finance roles within the care home development and social housing sectors.

David Owens, Regional CEO at Azets South Wales commented: “With two of our service lines continuing to grow, it’s an exciting time for us as we continue to develop our teams to match our business demand. All four senior appointments bring a wealth of experience in their sectors, and their professional knowledge is a huge asset to our team. I look forward to seeing both the tax and corporate finance teams continue to flourish.”

Azets is a top 10 accountancy firm and focuses on delivering a highly personalised service, though a local office network and proprietary digital workplace technology. Career opportunities are available at Azets, visit to find out more.