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Grant Thornton appoints 3 industry leaders


The selections support its ambition to seek out diverse perspectives that challenge when necessary to deliver progress in each business, said the firm.

By Josh Needs 12 minute read

Grant Thornton has appointed three industry leaders to advance its commitment to delivering insights and value to clients. 

Partners Anika Reside, Cameron Bacon and Tom Williams have been appointed as national heads of real estate and construction, agribusiness, food and beverage and energy and resources respectively. 

A partner within the firm’s specialist tax business, Ms Reside has held a key role within the real estate and construction team for several years. 


The firm said she has consistently shared relevant insights and has been heavily involved in industry associations to stay across trends, issues and share expertise to influence business decisions that supported growth. 

Grant Thornton said Mr Bacon, a corporate finance partner, has a passion for the agribusiness, food and beverage industry with a depth of knowledge that has allowed him to provide insights within the industry. 

After working at KPMG, he joined Grant Thornton in 2010. The firm said he has experience collaborating with other industries that have similar challenges and opportunities to the agribusiness, food and beverage sectors.

Also a partner within the firm’s corporate finance practice, Grant Thornton said Mr Williams is committed to advising organisations through difficult times and understood the financing demands unique to the energy and resources sector. 

Mr Williams joined Grant Thornton in 2017 and has previously worked at BDO – most recently as vice president at HCF International Advisers. 

Chief marketing officer and industry at Grant Thornton Fraser McNaughton said the firm is keen to see the impact each individual would have in their promoted role. 

“We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Anika Reside, Cameron Bacon and Tom Williams,” said Mr McNaughton. 

“Anika will provide a unique lens on efficiencies and incentives organisations can adopt through her governance experience in the sector. Cameron has been at the forefront of insights by leading our agribusiness, food and beverage dealtracker report’s creation and publication for the past decade. Tom has had a true focus on all stages of the mining lifecycle and the unique finance challenges companies face.” 

“Their knowledge, strong leadership skills, capacity to share insights that influence business decisions, and dedication to client success make them all assets to our firm. We look forward to the positive impact each new industry lead will undoubtedly have on our clients and firm.” 

Mr McNaughton also thanked the outgoing leaders in the roles, Sian Sinclair, Tony Pititto and Brent Steedman for their leadership and dedication to the positions.


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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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