Grant Thornton appoints four partners in Advisory business

25 July 2019 Consultancy.com.au

Grant Thornton has appointed four new partners in its Advisory business: Jace Gawne-Buckland, Simon Gow, Bei Bei Han and John McInerney.

Jace Gawne-Buckland is a partner in Grant Thornton’s Private Advisory arm, which supports high net wealth clients such as privately owned businesses and rich families with their accounting, tax and advisory needs. Melbourne-based Gawne-Buckland has been with Grant Thornton since 2007, and works across a number of industries, with a focus on technology based businesses and professional services. He supports clients with topics including growth, finance, tax planning and compliance.

Simon Gow is also part of Grant Thornton’s Private Advisory arm, but is based in Perth. He has been with the accounting and consulting firm since 2006, having ascended the ranks to partner as of 1 July, 2019. He advises clients on issues that range from establishing and administering SMSFs, dealing with complex compliance issues, and assisting clients with investment strategies to build their wealth in the superannuation environment.

Jace Gawne-Buckland, Simon Gow, Bei Bei Han and John McInerney

Bei Bei Han brings over 15 years of experience in providing advisory and taxation services to a diverse range of Asian and Australian clients including high net worth individuals and large Asian owned corporate enterprises to the firm’s Private Advisory partnership. The Melbourne-based partner, who is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, assists clients with strategic consulting, corporate and business structuring, cross-border transactions, accounting and taxation and compliance management.

John McInerney has been appointed a partner in Grant Thornton’s Restructuring service line, which a segment within the Financial Advisory business unit. McInerney specialises in corporate insolvency, restructuring and crisis management – he is a chartered accountant, registered liquidator and member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association. He specialises in turnaround advisory, administration, liquidation and receivership solutions for financiers. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2012, McInerney served PPB Advisory, a restructuring consulting firm which last year joined PwC, for over a decade.

Greg Keith, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton in Australia, said he is delighted with the new Advisory partners. “Our leaders work hand-in-hand with clients, contribute to industry best practice and provide advice across cultures. “These promotions bolster our offering and further cementing our position as a trusted advisor to mid-size businesses.”

The four appointments are part of a broader intake. In addition, Crystel Gangemi and Derek Ng have joined the firm’s Audit & Assurance partnership, while Mark Trewhella has been promoted to partner in the Tax business.


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