Jim Copeland Appointed to Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton LLP, leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm and Best Workplace 2016 award recipient, announces the appointment of Jim Copeland, CPA, CA, CMC, as Chief Operating Officer, effective May 1, 2016.

"Jim will be responsible for ensuring a cohesive go-to-market strategy and effective alignment between geographic operations and our assurance, tax and advisory service line strategies," said Executive Partner and CEO, Kevin Ladner, CPA, CA, CBV, Grant Thornton LLP. "He will be directly involved in the development and execution of innovative strategies related to our future service offerings."

Further to this, Jim will lead the Marketing and Clients and Services teams and continue as Regional Managing Partner for Central Canada.

"Bringing 30+ years of experience to this role, Jim has been a trusted strategic, operational and financial advisor since joining the firm in 1982 – driving exceptional client experiences and helping to move the firm forward," adds Kevin Ladner.

Jim has also held numerous leadership positions with the firm, including: National Managing Partner, Advisory Services and National Manufacturing Leader.

About Grant Thornton LLP in Canada
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.

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For further information: or to arrange an interview: Amy Mulhern, Manager, Media Relations, T +1-416-360-4970 / M +1-416-550-8466, E amy.mulhern@ca.gt.com

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