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Mazars imports senior risk consultant ahead of ESG reporting mandates


Corentin Cachard’s arrival from Paris brings a “proven” record in risk consulting and internal audit, the firm said.

By Christine Chen 12 minute read

Mazars has strengthened its ESG risk division ahead of climate reporting mandates with the transfer of a senior consultant from its Paris headquarters. 

Corentin Cachard joined the firm’s Sydney office through a global mobility program, bringing a “proven” risk consulting record with European clients from unicorn companies to global leaders, it said. 

Sydney managing partner Matthew Ashley said Mr Cachard’s arrival enhanced the firm’s advisory services. 


"We’re delighted to welcome Corentin Cachard to the Sydney office as part of Mazars’ integrated partnership,” he said. 

Mr Cachard has a background in internal audit and risk management, with a master’s degree from Aix-Marseille University in audit and corporate governance. 

He joined the Mazars Paris audit and assurance division in 2018 before moving to risk consulting in 2021. 

Mazars said he was “well-versed in the approach to risk management” and had experience designing, implementing and monitoring internal control and regulatory compliance processes for listed companies. 

This included helping organisations comply with foreign laws like the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act and an “instrumental” role in developing workshops to “promote a risk culture” within organisations.  

He also helped train “risk-related” professionals like internal auditors of multinationals, having begun his career as an internal auditor for technology multinational CGG in 2017. 

Mr Ashley said the firm was ramping up its financial advisory and sustainability practices in anticipation of greater client demand for risk consulting services. 

“This move [enables] us to offer a comprehensive range of services in risk management and internal audit … supplementing the expansion of our financial advisory and sustainability functions, and equips us to better meet our clients’ interdisciplinary needs,” he said. 

“Specifically, this will address our clients’ needs to strengthen their control environment surrounding ESG risks and reporting directives,” Mr Ashley said, with mandatory reporting and disclosure rules set to begin in July. 

Mr Cachard’s transfer comes after Mazars appointed financial advisory services partner Maximilien Amphoux in 2023 through a similar arrangement with its head office in Paris. 

Mazars also recruited ESG expert Damien Lambert to lead its sustainability services practice in Melbourne. 

Audit partner Rose Meagle said Mazars was now well-positioned to address client needs. 

“Our approach to risk management adopted by our risk consulting team will strengthen confidence in our clients' governance, risk management, and internal control processes.”

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Christine Chen

Christine Chen


Christine Chen is a graduate journalist at Accountants Daily and Accounting Times, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting sector.

Previously, Christine has written for City Hub, the South Sydney Herald and Honi Soit. She has also produced online content for LegalVision and completed internships at EY and Deloitte.

Christine has a commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and is studying a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Sydney. 

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