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Grant Thornton appoints partner to bolster its ethics function

In her new role, Lamb will support Andy Wood, ethics partner, in ensuring that the firm has ‘clear’ policies and procedures relating to integrity, objectivity and independence.

Grant Thornton UK LLP has announced the appointment of Gail Lamb as the firm’s deputy ethics partner. 

In her new role, Lamb will support Andy Wood, ethics partner, in leading the firm’s ethics function. The department is responsible for ensuring that the firm has “clear” policies and procedures relating to integrity, objectivity and independence.  

Grant Thornton said Lamb will lead the development of key stakeholder relationships across the firm, ensuring the delivery of support to client teams and promoting the firm’s culture.

Additionally, she will lead projects in response to regulator feedback, providing practical solutions and driving projects forward.  

Meanwhile, Lamb joins the firm with 20 years’ experience in professional services. Her previous experience includes working in accountancy firms and for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). 

Lamb said: “I am truly delighted to be joining a firm and team so passionately committed to putting ethics and independence at the heart of the business. I look forward to continuing to grow and further develop a class-leading ethics function that provides excellent guidance, support and training to our client-facing teams.”    

Andy Wood, ethics partner at Grant Thornton, said: “I’m really proud of the work we’re doing as a firm with our focus on quality and I’m thrilled to welcome Gail as she will be a valuable addition to our firm. She’s a great cultural fit, is passionate about our future plans, so her skill set and experience will be invaluable as we deliver the next phases of our Ethics Implementation Plan.”

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