Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Deena Mattar as a new independent non-executive on their Partnership Oversight Board.
Deena, a Chartered Accountant, who was Group Finance Director of Kier Group plc, the FTSE 250 Property & Construction Group, has since 2011 served as non-executive director and audit Chairman on a number of boards, both listed and unlisted. She has substantial experience in restructuring, business refinancing and strategic planning.
Deena has an excellent knowledge of the city and strong relationships with both institutional shareholders and buy and sell side analysts. Her current roles include non-executive director at Wates Group Limited and audit chairman and senior independent director at RM plc.
Commenting on her new role Deena said "Grant Thornton's focus on quality and excellence and its innovative approach to working, with both its people and its clients, gives it a strong presence in the marketplace. I am looking forward to working with the leadership team to help to ensure this continues and assist in their on-going success."
Ed Warner, Chair of Grant Thornton's Partnership Oversight Board commented "We are delighted to welcome Deena to the role. Her extensive experience will provide valuable support to the board as she focuses on further driving our quality agenda and the firm continues to move towards its ambition of becoming the go-to firm for growth."