Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL) acts as the coordinating entity for member firms in the network. Its focus is on areas such as strategy, risk, quality monitoring and brand. It also provides certain support and resources to member firms. It is a private company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales. It is a non-practising international umbrella entity that does not provide services to clients. Services are delivered by Grant Thornton member firms around the world. GTIL and the member firms collectively are referred to as Grant Thornton.

With more than 58,000 people in over 130 countries, we are a truly global network with a huge reach and growing capability to serve client needs.

Commitment to quality

GTIL is responsible for both growing and protecting the network but quality is the foundation for everything the network does. GTIL carries out quality monitoring of member firms to assess their compliance with global standards.

Full details of the network’s commitment to quality are in the latest GTIL transparency report [ 1649 kb ].

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors (the board) is the principal and overriding authority in GTIL, and it exercises governance over GTIL. The board comprises the chair of the board (currently an independent governor); the chief executive officer (CEO) of GTIL; managing partners from the largest Grant Thornton member firms; managing partners elected or appointed from other Grant Thornton member firms that are not amongst the largest; and independent directors. The board aims for a reasonable balance of diversity and representation from different geographical areas, including emerging markets.

Judith Sprieser

Peter Bodin

Mauricio Brizuela

Vishesh Chandiok

Robert Dambo

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David Dunckley

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Martin Geh

Ngozi Ogwo

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Emilio Imbriglio

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Anna Johnson

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Kevin Ladner

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Mick McAteer

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Brad Preber

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Victor Sekese

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Li Hiqui

Shigeyoshi Yamada

The global leadership team

The global leadership team (GLT), chaired by the GTIL CEO is a full-time management group dedicated to leading the network in the successful execution of the network strategy. Its current members are shown below. If you are looking for contacts in your local market, please visit our locations page where you can find your local Grant Thornton member firm.


Peter Bodin - Chief Executive Officer

Hilary East - Office of the CEO

Trent Gazzaway - Global Head, Service Line Capability and Quality

Francesca Lagerberg - Global Head, Network Capabilities and International Business Support

David Peneycad - Global Head, Risk Management, Operations and Projects

Kim Schmidt - Global Head, Leadership, People and Culture