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 then to Partner in January 1984. 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.
Hilton is the Chairman 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 which he served until December 2016.
He currently serves as the Chairman of Truworths International and Balwin Properties Limited and is also a member of the board of Lewis Group Limited. All three of which are companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Hilton has also served as a member on a number of external committees for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Hilton completed his Bachelors of Commerce degree at the University of Cape Town in 1978. He then went on to complete his Certificate in the theory of accounting (CPA) in 1980 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981.
- SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants)
- IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors)
- IoDSA (Institute of Directors in Southern Africa)