Senior partner, MRI South Africa
Chairman of Mazars in South Africa
Co-CEO of the Mazars Group
Hilton is the Chairman of Mazars South Africa, serves on the Governing Council of Praxity, a global alliance of independent accounting and auditing firms, and was appointed to the Mazars Group Executive Board as co-CEO of the Group in December 2009.
Hilton has been with the firm since January 1975 where he started his articles at the then Musikanth Cohen and Fine. He completed his articles with the firm and moved through the ranks to Audit Manager, and was then appointed as a Partner in January 1981. Hilton worked in audit for four years until 1985, at which time he moved across to the consultancy division.
In 1986, Hilton was appointed to the Executive of the South African practice and became Managing Partner in 1988. Over the next few years, Hilton was integral in representing Moores Rowland at international level whilst serving on the international Board of Moores Rowland International. In 1994, he assumed the role of Senior Partner of the South African practice.
In September 2007, Moores Rowland integrated with Mazars and became Mazars South Africa, of which Hilton is Chairman.
Outside of Mazars, Hilton was appointed to the Board of Truworths International Ltd, a large retail company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, in 2003 and is currently serving as their non-executive Chairman. He has served as a member on a number of external committees for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.