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Grant Thornton announces new National Head of Retail & Consumer Products, Wi Liem Chua

Grant Thornton is pleased to announce Wi Liem Chua has been appointed as National Head of Retail & Consumer Products. 

Wil is a retail leader, specialising in implementing enterprise-wide transformation and designing operating models for the future to enable client growth and customer value generation. Wil leverages 15 years of hands-on experience in building and executing transformation initiatives, connecting the people and the dots across the retail value chain. 

“I'm thrilled to take on the role of Head of Retail & Consumer Products and lead our team to provide real-world solutions and measurable outcomes for our clients. Our approach is rooted in hands-on collaboration, where we work alongside clients and empower their teams to create enduring impact and foster continuous growth.” said Wi Liem Chua, National Head of Retail & Consumer Products at Grant Thornton 

“In today’s dynamic market, retailers seek partners who can quickly adapt and accelerate their strategies through to execution. We prioritise collaboration, accountability, and capability-building to ensure our clients maintain momentum, achieve tangible outcomes, and continue to thrive even after our engagement concludes.” continued Wi Liem Chua, National Head of Retail & Consumer Products at Grant Thornton. 

The Head of Retail & Consumer Products also works closely with various groups across the firm to deliver the best client experience, as well as collaborating with Grant Thornton International and exploring global influences on the local retail market, ensuring the Retail team stays ahead of the curve and maintains a competitive edge in the retail industry.

“As a retailer first, and a consultant second, Wil’s career history highlights the importance of authentic retail experience in leadership roles within our Retail & Consumer Products industry group. Driving genuine outcomes and deliverable results will continue to be Wil’s and the wider team’s laser focus for our retail clients,” said Fraser McNaughton, Chief Marketing Officer & Industry at Grant Thornton. 

“Wil takes over the leadership role from Matt Darby, who held the position for over two years bringing with him deep retail expertise. I want to thank Matt for his support of the core Retail team which helped us strengthen our highly regarded reputation within the very competitive Retail market,” continued Fraser McNaughton. 

Wil steps into his new leadership role effective from 3 June 2024. 

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