Kevin Ladner assumes leadership role as CEO with Grant Thornton LLP, April 1, 2016

TORONTO, March 30, 2016 /CNW/ - As announced December 21, 2015, Kevin Ladner will assume the role of Executive Partner, and Chief Executive Officer, with Grant Thornton LLP, Canada, as of April 1, 2016. Kevin brings a breadth and depth of experience to his new role, along with a successful record for delivering exceptional client experiences. Under his new leadership, the firm will focus on strategic national growth, nurturing its strength in supporting privately held businesses, while upholding its commitment to speaking out thoughtfully on the important issues that matter to clients and the Canadian business community.

"Following a rigorous and comprehensive succession process, Kevin was a clear choice to drive Grant Thornton's growth into the future," said Michael Creber, Chair, Grant Thornton, Partnership Board. "Kevin has made significant contributions to the success of this firm. He is highly capable and motivated to drive our growth forward."

"Kevin will carry out the strategic mandate for our firm supporting our distinctive shared-leadership brand, in the market place, ensuring a sustainable advantage for our clients, our people and communities across Canada," continues Michael. "The Grant Thornton brand is second to none."

Since joining the firm in 1985, Kevin has held a variety of leadership roles at Grant Thornton, for the last nine years as Regional Managing Partner for Atlantic Canada, and member of the firm's National Management team. Kevin brings a positive and consistent track record which he attributes to his passion for leading highly engaged teams who are dedicated to delivering exceptional client service.

"I am thrilled to work with all our talented people from coast to coast," explained Ladner. "I am also looking forward to building upon a strong legacy of growth, innovation, and values based leadership, to further cement Grant Thornton as a market leader for privately-held businesses across Canada."

Grant Thornton LLP, Canada, would like to thank Phil Noble for his strong leadership and vision throughout his tenure. Phil concludes his term, March 31, 2016, at which time he will continue to work with the firm as a strategic advisor.

Under Phil's leadership, Grant Thornton LLP achieved great success – noted as one of the fastest growing firms in professional services, and, importantly, as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for eight consecutive years. With the launch of the Private Business Growth Award in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Phil has successfully positioned the firm as a champion of privately-held business across the country.

Note to media: Kevin Ladner is available to conduct local, provincial or national media interviews.

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