Grant Thornton makes high-level appointments around Australia

24 January 2023 2 min. read
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Grant Thornton has appointed company veteran Holly Stiles as national head of corporate finance. David Mullins in Adelaide, and Sian Sinclair in Brisbane, also take on office chair duties.

Professional services firm Grant Thornton – which has over 1,200 people working nationally – has made a number of key appointments across its Australian offices, including Holly Stiles as its new national head of corporate finance. A financial advisory partner in the accounting and consulting firm’s Sydney office, Stiles replaces Paul Gooley after a decade in the role.

David Mullins and Sian Sinclair meanwhile take over as respective office chairs for the network’s Adelaide and Brisbane outlets.

Holly Stiles, David Mullins and Sian Sinclair - Grant Thornton

A specialist in mergers & acquisitions and capital markets, Holly Stiles has been with Grant Thornton for more than two decades, first joining in the United Kingdom n 1999 before relocating with the firm to Sydney four years on.

Stiles has gained experience across a diverse range of industries over the course of her career, including the technology, healthcare, and energy & resources sectors among others, and is currently focused on the Sydney and Brisbane markets with a previous stint in Perth.

“We have a fantastic team of Corporate Finance specialists at Grant Thornton and it is a privilege to step into the national leadership role,” commented Stiles, who has been a partner at the firm since 2011. “I am passionate about helping my clients with life changing transactions. It is very rewarding to support business owners through what typically can be a demanding process and I aim to deliver the best possible outcome in a collaborative way.”

Newly appointed office chair for Adelaide, David Mullins has been with the local firm since 2009, where he leads its real estate and construction practice and serves property sector clients such as commercial and residential developers, investors, funds, builders, and contractors. A Private Business Tax & Advisory partner since 2017, Mullins replaces Iain Kemp as Adelaide chair, with the latter taking up a new role as national managing partner for community and office chairs.

Sian Sinclair also takes on a new chair role for Brisbane, which she adds to her current national real estate and construction leadership duties – a practice she had previously led for more than five years at the global level.

Admitted to Grant Thornton’s tax partnership in 2007, Sinclair has altogether been with the firm for over two decades, including stints in Melbourne and the United States. She also has experience advising clients in the hospitality and transport & logistics sectors.