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Grant Thornton reveals 12 partner promotions


The internal appointments reflect the positive service provided to its clients, says Grant Thornton.

By Josh Needs 10 minute read

Grant Thornton has revealed 14 internal promotions with 12 to partner and two to principal, which it says reflects its commitment to its clients. 

Greg Keith, CEO of Grant Thornton, said the firm is pleased to announce the promotions and that they also reflect its strength.

“We are excited to welcome the newest members of our partner and principal group; each of these promotions are well-deserved and recognises the commitment our people have to their clients, their teams and their work,” said Mr Keith. 

“Every one of these 14 promotions brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new roles along with energy, passion and a fresh perspective.”

“As a firm, we strive to prioritise what success means for our people and encourage them to reach their full potential at every stage along their journey. Having the opportunity to promote from within is a fantastic way to celebrate the individual achievements of our people starting when they join Grant Thornton.” 

The promoted partners and principals are: 

  • Shoko Arakawa - Asia desk principal
  • Richard Bycroft - management consulting partner 
  • Thomas Caldow - forensic consulting partner 
  • Cliff Chang - indirect tax partner
  • Anne Dale - forensic consulting partner 
  • Chris Dunne - tax partner
  • Heather Gouvela - private business tax and advisory partner 
  • Nick Love - private business tax and advisory partner 
  • Matt Mullen - financial advisory principal 
  • Ben Napier - private business tax and advisory partner 
  • Pierre-Olivier Lavergne-Brossard - financial advisory partner 
  • Craig Philp - audit and assurance partner 
  • Michaela Pogson - private business tax and advisory partner 
  • Erica Xu - financial advisory partner 

Based in Grant Thornton’s Sydney office, promoted indirect tax partner Mr Chang said he is excited to commence his greater role at the firm. 

“Being a part of the tax group at Grant Thornton allows me to fully commit to providing technically precise tax expertise for my clients, distilled into commercially viable solutions that drive remarkable outcomes,” said Mr Chang.

Situated in Grant Thornton’s Melbourne office, forensic consulting partner Thomas Caldow said the firm has developed his career and commitment to his clients. 

“Having spent my entire career in forensics, I have gained a deep understanding of the complexity involved in expert witness reports and how they are perceived by the courts,” said Mr Caldow. 

“This enables me to have robust and productive conversations with clients and their legal teams in seeking to achieve the best possible outcomes.” 

“The forensics team at Grant Thornton has provided me with many opportunities for learning, and each individual’s unique experience has taught me many valuable lessons along my career journey to partner.” 

The latest promotions have brought the total number of partners at the firm to 176.

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Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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