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Markel Tax appoints Melanie Hicks as managing director

Market Tax has appointed Melanie Hicks as its new managing director.

According to the firm, Hicks will take responsibility for delivering the firm’s strategic vision to be the “top” tax advisory firm to accountancy practices within the next five years.

Markel Tax was formed through the acquisition and merger of Abbey Tax, Accountax, HowarthLynch and Gabelle, recently completing a rebrand journey which came to fruition in a “hugely successful” conference held at Haberdasher’s Hall with over 150 attendees.

A chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, Hicks was previously a tax partner at Mazars and Baker Tilly. She has advised owner-managed businesses on tax and commercial matters for over 20 years and is known for delivering clear and pragmatic tax advice to her clients.

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Neil Galjaard, divisional managing director at Markel, said: “Melanie is a natural leader who is passionate about building strong relationships with clients and their advisors. She is the ideal person to lead Markel Tax through its next ambitious growth phase.”

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