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Brad Savage joins Grant Thornton, marking 8th lateral partner hire this financial year

Grant Thornton Australia welcomes Brad Savage to the firm’s partner group in Private Advisory, marking the eighth lateral partner hire for the firm this financial year as it continues to bolster its services to meet the growth needs of Australian mid-size businesses.

“We’re really excited to have Brad join us as we continue to strengthen our position as the growth advisor to mid-size business. We’ve had a number of exceptional partners join us this financial year. Brad brings with him a wealth of experience in helping mid-size privately-owned businesses achieve their growth ambitions,” said Greg Keith, CEO, Grant Thornton Australia.

Coming to Grant Thornton after 16 years with MGI and PWC, Brad provides specialist advice on all stages of the business life cycle, working closely with privately owned businesses to deliver outcomes around growth and succession planning.

“For me it’s all about helping privately-owned businesses in the middle market excel. I’m looking forward to continuing to do this in an environment that fosters trusted relationships with its clients and its people. Grant Thornton is a clear leader in this space and I’m looking forward to being part of our clients’ growth journey,” said Brad Savage, Partner, Grant Thornton Australia.

Delivering on Grant Thornton’s 2020 growth strategy, the firm continues to broaden its skill set through lateral hires as well as launching three new advisory service offerings this year to complement its existing services and meet the needs of its growing mid-size business clients.

“Mid-size businesses are telling us they are looking for holistic growth advice in a relatively flat market from advisers focused on range of strategic areas.

“As such, we’ve broadened our advisory services including Asia Growth Services, Technology and Leadership & Culture.

“To bolster our existing and new services, we’ve also welcomed seven other new partners into our firm this financial year, most recently behind Brad was Steven Healy, private advisory partner in Brisbane, formerly Head of the Tax Institute, joining us from Deloitte.

Prior to that we welcomed Richard Gruppetta in Melbourne who joined us from PWC to lead our new Asia Practice, and Alex Bell in Sydney who joined us from Korda Mentha to complete our national forensic services offering.

To bolster the firm’s existing services the Brisbane office also welcomed Harley Mitchell, John Dowell and Ian Brooks from Crowe Horwath late last year as well as Julie Smith from William Buck.


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Helina Lilley
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