The not-for-profit sector is diverse with more than 600,000 not-for-profit organisations and nearly 5,000 trusts and foundations – delivering a variety of services, including education, health, aged care, disability services and social services.Read more…
Partner - Audit & Assurance
National Head of Not for Profit
Office Chair - Brisbane
As well as being one of Grant Thornton’s most experienced auditors, Simon is the national head of the firm’s Not for Profit (NFP) industry group, a passionate group of people dedicated to supporting and helping grow Australian NFPs.
As NFPs strive to adopt higher professional standards and adapt to an ever-changing regulatory landscape, Simon and his team assist some of this country’s most admired NFPs with internal and external audits and advice covering investments, governance and business and technology risk.
With over 25 years’ experience, Simon successfully combines technical expertise with specialist skills and a strong commercial awareness. He represents Australia on Grant Thornton International’s steering committee for the Not-for-profit industry. Meeting quarterly, the steering committee provides global insights into the major trends affecting the sector.
Simon invests significant time in his client relationships, and is known for his ability to guide clients from privately owned organisations to diversified groups and on to public listing. His experience and insight allows him to assist his clients through every stage of their business development.
As well as advising a number of long-standing clients in the charitable sector, Simon also assists clients in the health and aged care, manufacturing, real estate and construction and information technology sectors.
Grant Thornton’s Simon Hancox and John Picot together with Professor David Gilchrist from the University of Western Australia held a webinar discussing the importance of demonstrating impact in organisations.Read more…
- Audit Committee member for Griffith University
- Member of the Grant Thornton International Steering Committee for Audit Approach