Grant Thornton UK has appointed three independent non-executives
to comply with a requirement in the Audit Firm Governance
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
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.