Richard Goldsack spurs Grant Thornton Yorkshire growth

21 October 2015 2 min. read
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Richard Goldsack joined Grant Thornton from EY last year, after more than 15 years with the Big Four firm. Under his leadership, the Yorkshire-based advisory practice booked strong growth, with Leeds Managing Partner Andy Wood describing Goldsack's contribution as vital.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Richard Goldsack spent the vast majority of his career at EY. In his last role at the firm, he was a Partner at EY’s M&A practice in Sydney, a role he held for more than two years starting in 2011. Prior to this, Goldsack was a Director at the firm, first in Melbourne, starting in 2008 and then at its Sydney office, starting in 2009. Other roles held at the firm, include that of Associate Director (2006-2009), Manager (2004-2006) and Executive (2001-2004). Prior to joining EY, Goldsack was an Assurance Executive at Arthur Andersen for three years.

Richard Goldsack and Andy Wood - Grant Thornton

Goldsack's decision to join Grant Thornton’s Leeds office last year saw him return to the UK. In his 17 years’ experience in financial services, he has developed specialisation in both sell-side and buy-side work and deal origination. He has advised entrepreneurs, management teams, corporates and private equity in the full gambit of corporate finance matters. At Grant Thornton, he took on the role of Director, and focuses on the Yorkshire and North East M&A deals market. Goldsack, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Human Geography from Loughborough University, in addition provides support for the firm’s North audit, tax and advisory offerings.

Andy Wood, Managing Partner at Grant Thornton’s Leeds office, reflects on Goldsack's impact since joining: "Richard has done terrifically well since joining us just over a year ago. With his extensive experience and strong track record, he has made a vital contribution to the continued success of our Yorkshire-based advisory practice."

Goldsack acknowledges that the last 14 months have "been extremely busy", adding "but we've been fortunate to work with some of the region's most dynamic businesses." Looking ahead he says the outlook is bright: "As the deals landscape continues to strengthen, I'm looking forward to working with many more.”