Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has strengthened its Employer Solutions team with the appointment of Monique Beaulieu (formerly Fry) as its new Head of Equity Reward.
Monique is both a qualified lawyer and tax adviser and over the past fifteen years has worked with a wide range of clients, from growing private companies to large multinational corporations. She brings with her a wealth of experience in providing strategic advice on the best ways to structure reward plans that maximise tax reliefs in accordance with legislation. Monique has a particular interest in working closely with senior management teams operating in the UK and elsewhere.
Monique will build on Grant Thornton's current equity reward practice providing strategic advice on remuneration and reward, implementation of service agreements as well as advising clients on equity reward taxation issues.
Commenting on her appointment Monique said: "Grant Thornton has developed an extensive Employer Solutions practice which enables equity reward to be offered to our clients within a wide platform of complementary services. This affords us the opportunity to provide clients with a much more holistic solution. I am excited to be working with our dynamic client base and really make a difference to the success stories of these companies by focusing on where equity reward will make the maximum impact."
Jonathan Riley, Grant Thornton's Head of Tax, added: "Monique's extensive skills and expertise in the area of executive compensation and employee benefits will really add a new dimension to our team. Reward, particularly executives’ remuneration, continues to be the subject of intense scrutiny. For companies to successfully navigate the difficult balancing act between executive’s and investors’ expectations, good remuneration advice cannot be taken in isolation but needs to be considered in the context of other commercial and financial factors. Monique will play a vital role in ensuring Grant Thornton continues to successfully help companies make these connections and inform their decisions."