Grant Thornton UK LLP announced that Imogen Joss, a current Independent Non-Executive (INE) in the firm’s Partnership Governance Board (PGB), will take on the role of Chair from 1 April 2021. Imogen will take over from current Chair Ed Warner, who will be leaving the firm’s PGB having served the maximum term possible in accordance with the firm’s membership agreement.
The firm will also announce Laurie Benson onto the PGB as an INE, who will work alongside fellow current INEs Deena Mattar and Chair-elect Imogen Joss to oversee governance at the firm. Formed of a rotating committee of Partners and INEs, the PGB serves as the ultimate governance oversight body within Grant Thornton UK LLP, with the INEs helping to influence key decisions independently from the firm’s executive leadership.
Ed Warner has Chaired the PGB since 2016 and served as an INE for a number of years prior. Imogen Joss joined the PGB in 2017 as an INE and Chaired the firm’s remuneration committee. Deena Mattar joined the PGB in 2016 and Chairs the firm’s risk and audit committee and its ethics board. Laurie Benson joins Grant Thornton bringing extensive experience from across the media, technology, public and third sectors to the role.
The announcement comes as Grant Thornton finalizes its 2020 annual results. Having completed its year-end on 31 December 2020, the firm expects to show broadly flat revenue, with an increase in underlying profitability compared to 2019, when its accounts are finalized.