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Grant Thornton announces new leaders

Grant Thornton is delighted to announce the appointment of three new partners, bringing the total number of partners to 158.

“We’re always looking to cultivate and support talent throughout the business, and this year is no different,” Greg Keith, CEO of Grant Thornton said.

Congratulations to our newest additions to the partnership:

“What I am most proud of is the care instilled in each of our new partners. Our clients consistently tell us what makes us different is that we genuinely care, and this is one thing that our new partners all have in common. Bhavesh, Helen and Hugh all have deep relationships with their clients and colleagues and strong links to the community,” he said.

Helen Wilkes, partner from Audit & Assurance in Cairns, has a strong focus on government funded organisations and is passionate about working with local indigenous communities. She loves empowering her clients by providing training to help them better understand the ins and outs of accounting.

“Helping my clients to read a balance sheet and understand the finances empowers them to make their own decisions and ask better questions at the board meetings. It’s rewarding work,” said Helen Wilkes.

With his growing ‘outsourced CFO’ service, Hugh Perks, partner from Private Business Tax & Advisory in Sydney, has a strong focus on the technology sector and assisting his clients from the ground up. Hugh is passionate about enabling scalability through streamlining finance functions and structuring, and is excited by the growing opportunities for businesses in the sector.

“Tech really is my sweet spot. Whether it be Software-as-a-Service, fintech or digital assets, understanding my clients and their product applications puts me in the best position to help them achieve their goals,” said Hugh Perks.

Bhavesh Narsey in our Audit & Assurance team in Sydney is dedicated to serving the social impact sector. Bhavesh’s passion for working with organisations in the sector extends to being a driving force behind the Grant Thornton Foundation, our nationally coordinated charitable giving foundation.

“There are significant changes impacting my clients within the education, aged care, disability services and the broader social impact sector. Managing funding models, workforce, government reforms, technology and risk and regulation are at the forefront of my clients. Navigating these challenges while delivering social outcomes in a financially viable way is where I can best support my clients,” said Bhavesh Narsey.

In addition, in the last 12 months we also welcomed Richard Nutt to the firm, who advises clients on customs and trade strategy including customs duty minimisation and compliance, transfer pricing in relation to customs valuation, market access considerations and supply chain reengineering.

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