Shona O’Hea Appointed Partner at Grant Thornton

26th February 2021

Posted In: So In Demand

Shona O’Hea has been appointed as the first dedicated Financial Services Partner in Grant Thornton Ireland’s Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) business unit.

Her appointment reflects the significant and continued growth experienced by Grant Thornton Ireland over the past twelve months, as the firm grows and responds to Covid-19.  The company currently employs over 1,450 people in seven offices across the country.

Commenting on her appointment, Michael McAteer, Managing Partner at Grant Thornton said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Shona O’Hea to the Grant Thornton Ireland Partner team. Her promotion demonstrates our firms culture of empowering and encouraging our people to achieve their potential.”

Shona is solely focused on the ever growing Financial Services market from a financial accounting and reporting perspective. She leads large outsourced engagements for key clients in Ireland and the US. Shona has 20 years of experience in financial services across industry, regulation and professional services previously working in a number of international financial services companies before joining Grant Thornton in 2008.

Michael McAteer went on to say: “Our priority is to continue strengthening our team and supporting our people and clients to navigate through these challenging times. With 61% of Irish businesses saying they are optimistic about the future of our economy, in our recent Business pulse survey, and 51% predicting a growth in revenue, we want to ensure that as a firm we have the people and the talent to assist these firms with their development, growth and any business challenges they may encounter along the way.”

On her appointment, Shona said: “Having joined Grant Thornton as a manager I have always been supported to progress in my career. It’s been hugely important to me that Grant Thornton has embraced a strong diversity and inclusion culture and provided an environment where, as a female, I have been able to progress in my career whilst having a family, through supportive sponsors and strong female role models. In my new role I hope to continue to nurture this culture and support our next generation of leaders.”