Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Jonathan Riley as head of tax, effective from 1 April 2013.

Riley will replace Francesca Lagerbery, who will become global head of tax at Grant Thornton International.

Riley has over 20 years experience in taxation, and has been a partner at Grant Thornton since 1997.

Paul Etherington, quality & professional standards lead on the firm’s National Leadership Board commented: "Jonathan has a strong track record in delivering high quality services and has led the expansion of our Yorkshire business, which has grown by almost 60% over the last few years"