Warwick Jones, CA, has been appointed New Zealand chairman of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, Grant Thornton.
A skilled and highly respected specialist in Business Advisory services, Mr. Jones has had an extensive business career, during which he has become a key adviser to several significant companies and family groups and acts as a mentor in all aspects of their business and financial affairs.
Warwick Jones started with the firm in Auckland in 1966 and was admitted to the partnership in 1978. Acting for a wide range of clients he has built a particular interest and involvement in trusts, estates and succession planning.
Commented Mr Jones “I am delighted with my appointment as Chairman at what is a very exciting time for both the profession as a whole and Grant Thornton in particular. Long term changes on a number of fronts are going to require firms to substantially rethink how they can best add real and discernible value to their clients’ businesses”.
He continued “At Grant Thornton we are already working hard on developing and equipping the firm and its people to respond to this changing environment and, as Chairman, I relish the opportunity to lead the future development of these strategies”
“We like to think we see things differently and our clients regularly tell us of the benefits they experience as a result” concluded Jones.
Warwick Jones is a director of several New Zealand private companies involved in a broad range of industry sectors and is also active in community activities. He recently retired from a successful rugby coaching career and is still active in several sports.
Mr. Jones succeeds Peter Sherwin of Wellington as Grant Thornton New Zealand Chairman.
Grant Thornton International is one of the world's leading organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting member firms, providing assurance, tax and specialist advice to independent businesses. Grant Thornton firms operate in 111 countries in 585 offices worldwide. In New Zealand there are independent member firms in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.