New practice leader appointed to head Grant Thornton’s Leeds-based team

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PROFESSIONAL services firm Grant Thornton has appointed a new practice leader to head up its team in Leeds and Newcastle.

Andy Wood, who leads the audit team in the region, takes over from Will Oxley, who is moving to a newly-created national role to lead the firm’s growth in the corporate market outside London as well as continuing with his leadership of the region’s transaction advisory business.

Mr Wood, who lives in Burley-in-Wharfedale, in West Yorkshire, joined Grant Thornton in 2007 following the firm’s merger with RSM Robson Rhodes, where he trained and qualified.

He became a partner at Robson Rhodes in 2003.

Mr Wood has worked in Grant Thornton’s Leeds and London offices as well as undertaking a two year secondment in Paris in the late 1990s.

Grant Thornton employs a total of 201 staff in its Leeds and Newcastle offices.

Mr Oxley said: “Andy currently leads the audit team in the Yorkshire and North East practice making him ideally placed to extend his responsibilities given the key client relationships he retains, his detailed understanding of our client base and his strong reputation within the entrepreneurial and fast growing segment of the region’s corporate market.

“I am delighted with our continued success in the Yorkshire and North East practice.”

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