Grant Thornton LLP announces CEO elect

Atlantic Canada's Kevin Ladner set to drive growth, foster innovation and cement Grant Thornton's position as the prime destination for top talent and the leading voice for privately-held businesses across Canada 

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Michael Creber, Chair of Grant Thornton's Partnership Board, today announced the appointment of Kevin Ladner to Executive Partner & Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2016.  Phil Noble, Executive Partner & Chief Executive Officer concludes his final term on March 31, 2016.

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

 "Under Kevin Ladner's leadership, I am confident our firm will continue to prosper and achieve its ambitions," added Creber.  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 Committee.  "Kevin has achieved a very successful and consistent track record of results, which he attributes to his passion for leading highly engaged teams, dedicated to delivering exceptional client service."

"Following a rigorous and comprehensive leadership succession process, Kevin became the clear choice to drive Grant Thornton's growth into the future," said Phil Noble.   "Kevin has made significant contributions to our firm's overall success and he is highly capable and motivated to accelerate our growth even further.  Kevin has my unconditional support and it's been a privilege to be able to work so closely with him over the last number of years."

"I am thrilled to work with all our talented people from coast to coast," explained Ladner, "and to build upon Phil's strong legacy of growth, innovation, and shared leadership, to further cement Grant Thornton as a market leader and the most trusted advisor for privately-held businesses across Canada."  

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.

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