banner image
Press Release

Grant Thornton reveals new Executive Line-up

Grant Thornton announces its new Executive Team including the creation of three new positions, effective from 1 January 2023. The changes to its leadership structure will steer the delivery of Grant Thornton’s strategic priorities while continuing to drive the firm’s purpose to care for its people, clients and communities by supporting them to thrive.

Every business has a part to play in long-term environmental sustainability and Grant Thornton is delighted to announce that Andrew Rigele has been appointed to the new role of National Managing Partner – ESG. Having a dedicated ESG (environmental, social and governance) representative on the Executive allocates resources to the exploration of ESG opportunities and helps identify the areas where the firm needs to grow.

As a result of Andrew Rigele holding this new position, Nicole Bradley will take on the role of National Managing Partner – Audit, and Sandie Boswell will lead the tax offering as National Managing Partner – Tax.

Grant Thornton CEO, Greg Keith said: “As we head toward the end of another challenging yet successful year, I have been looking at how we can continue to drive our firm’s purpose and support the delivery on our strategic priorities. This new Executive will develop the capability of our leadership team and provide opportunities for different roles and challenges.

“In addition, a market opportunity has arisen in ESG which we need to seriously invest in. We must prioritise our ESG strategy and capabilities so we can build a leading offering for our current and potential clients.”

Ben Swindale commenced in the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer at Grant Thornton on 31 October 2022. Based in the Brisbane office, Ben Swindale will use his extensive experience as a leader in the technology field to safely integrate technology across every aspect of the firm and its services.

To further enhance connection, culture and collaboration as well as drive consistency across all Grant Thornton offices nationally, the firm has appointed Iain Kemp to the new position of National Managing Partner – Community and Office Chairs. As Office Chair Leader, Iain Kemp will activate and implement strategies that support the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, as well as Office, Community, Alumni and Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

The Industry Leader responsibilities will now become part of Fraser McNaughton’s remit as his role evolves to Chief Marketing Officer & Industry.

“Industry remains a vital go to market focus for Grant Thornton and will continue to grow by joining with our specialists in the Marketing and Business Development group,” continued Greg Keith.

The following new Executive positions will take effect from 1 January 2023:

  • Andrew Rigele, National Managing Partner – ESG (new role)
  • Nicole Bradley, National Managing Partner – Audit
  • Sandie Boswell, National Managing Partner – Tax
  • Ben Swindale, Chief Technology Officer (new role)
  • Iain Kemp, National Managing Partner – Community and Office Chairs (new role)
  • Fraser McNaughton, Chief Marketing Officer & Industry

These six current positions on Grant Thornton’s current Executive remain unchanged:

  • Michelle Watson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Kate Lindwall, Chief People & Culture Officer
  • Andrew Archer, National Managing Partner – Quality & Excellence
  • Said Jahani, National Managing Partner – Financial Advisory
  • Michael Pittendrigh, National Managing Partner – Consulting and Private Business Tax & Advisory
  • Sue Alcock, Executive Assistant
Copy text of article