Grant Thornton appoints Gail Lamb as Partner

24 November 2021 3 min. read
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Gail Lamb has bolstered the ethics function of professional services firm Grant Thornton. As the deputy leader of the function, she will help ensure the firm’s teams maintain ethical standards in their work.

Commenting on her appointment as Deputy Ethics Partner, Gail Lamb, “I am truly delighted to be joining a firm and team so passionately committed to putting ethics and independence at the heart of the business. I look forward to continuing to grow and further develop a class-leading Ethics Function that provides excellent guidance, support and training to our client-facing teams.”    

Lamb arrives with 20 years of experience in professional services, as well as regulatory work.

Gail Lamb, Deputy Ethics Partner, Grant Thornton

Most recently, she spent two years as a Director in Audit Quality with BDO – but prior to that, Lamb spent almost a decade with the Financial Reporting Council. There, she served as an Inspection Leader for a Big Four firm, and was the senior team leader for a group with overall regulatory responsibility for assessing audit quality of the company.

Before this, Lamb accrued several years of experience within a Big Four firm in her own right. In 1997, she joined KPMG China, becoming a Senior Manager before returning to the firm’s London office in 2003 – where she remained for a further five years.

As Deputy Ethics Partner, she will now support Andy Wood, Ethics Partner, in leading Grant Thornton’s ethics function, which is responsible for ensuring that the firm has clear policies and procedures relating to integrity, objectivity and independence. As well as leading the development of key stakeholder relationships across the firm, ensuring the delivery of high-calibre support to client teams, she will also use her considerable experience gained in the field to lead projects in response to regulator feedback, providing practical solutions and driving projects forward.

Andy Wood, Ethics Partner at Grant Thornton, remarked, “I’m really proud of the work we’re doing as a firm with our focus on quality and I’m thrilled to welcome Gail as she will be a valuable addition to our firm. She’s a great cultural fit, is passionate about our future plans, so her skill set and experience will be invaluable as we deliver the next phases of our Ethics Implementation Plan.”