Grant Thornton UK has appointed three independent non-executives to comply with a requirement in the Audit Firm Governance Code.
The three non-executives are Richard Eyre, who is an adviser to an internet advertising and mobile app company, Ed Warner, who is chairman of UK Athletics, and Caroline Goodall, a legal consultant and non-executive director of the Woodland Trust.
The non-executives will sit and have voting rights on Grant Thornton UK’s governance board. The Audit Firm Governance Code was published in January 2010 by an independent working group established by the Financial Reporting Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales.
The code applies to Grant Thornton and seven other audit firms, which together audit 95% of companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The Grant Thornton appointments are subject to the Financial Services Authority confirmation.