News release

Grant Thornton retail hire bolsters expertise

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Patrick Woodall as Strategic Adviser to its retail sector team.  

Patrick joins Grant Thornton with 25 years’ international retail experience at main board level in fashion wholesalers and retailers, and over a decade’s experience in management consultancy. Patrick specialises in supporting rapidly growing and under-performing companies, and in developing strategic plans within complex corporate turnarounds.

Throughout his career Patrick has worked with lenders, private equity houses and corporate clients and is currently non-executive chairman at L.K. Bennett and non-executive director at Coricraft Group Pty. Limited.

On his appointment, Patrick commented, “I am very pleased to be joining Grant Thornton as a Strategic Adviser and look forward to helping dynamic and forward-thinking businesses realise their potential in a sector that is constantly evolving.”

Commenting on the appointment, Senthil Alagar, Restructuring and Debt Advisory Partner at Grant Thornton, said, “I have worked with Patrick over many years and we are delighted that Patrick is joining us at Grant Thornton, bringing with him his unique experience and wide-ranging skillset to help our clients capitalise on growth opportunities and navigate the challenges faced in the sector.”

Ian Smart, Head of Retail at Grant Thornton, added: “Patrick’s appointment as Strategic Adviser further strengthens our client offering, ensuring we continue to provide leading retail sector expertise.