Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) continues the expansion of its Taxand executive compensation services team in London with the appointment of its third managing director, James Harris.

Mr. Harris brings 20 years of experience in advising company boards on all aspects of executive remuneration strategy, design and implementation. Prior to joining A&M, he was as a senior director in Deloitte’s executive compensation practice where he worked with some of the largest FTSE 100 and fast-growing FTSE 250 companies on a pan-sectoral basis. His experience includes advising UK listed companies on the development of remuneration policies, pay benchmarking and shareholder engagement.

The latest hire further strengthens A&M’s Taxand Executive Compensation team, demonstrating the firm’s intent to scale its services in the UK. James becomes the team’s third Managing Director, primarily responsible for advising board remuneration committees of FTSE listed companies. The practice is also planning on complimenting his appointment with a number of additional hires to further expand the team.

Commenting on his decision to join A&M, Harris, said: “I’m excited to be joining a strong team of advisers at A&M and will draw upon my experience with some of the UK’s largest listed companies to further strengthen the executive compensation offering. I look forward to supporting A&M’s growing list of clients, free from the audit conflicts that hamper other firms.”

Head of the UK executive compensation practice and managing director David Tuch, said: “James’s appointment exemplifies our growth ambitions and is a key milestone for the Executive Compensation team as we develop our services in the UK. His vast experience in advising the remuneration committees of UK listed companies of all sizes on all aspects of their remuneration strategy will prove invaluable in helping our clients retain talent as they navigate through the challenging macroeconomic environment that lies ahead”.

for A&M Taxand managing director and global practice Ernesto Perez, added: “I’m delighted to welcome James to the A&M Taxand team as our Executive Compensation Services team in the UK continues to grow. He is an important hire as we look to strengthen our executive compensation advisory capabilities both in the UK and the US.”

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Remarking on the appointment, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand U.K. managing director and European tax practice leader at., Marvin Rust, said: “James is a significant hire for A&M Taxand UK, he will bring his deep expertise in advising FTSE boards to deliver best-in-class client advice. His knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the proposition we offer to clients around executive compensation.”