New Partners at Grant Thornton

8th February 2024

Posted In: So In Demand

Grant Thornton Ireland has announced the appointment of six new partners as it continues to grow in response to client and market demands. They are Maria Afontsenko, Kevin Coleman, Janice Daly, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Marie Mannion, and Julieanne Nolan.

Announcing these new partners, Stephen Tennant, CEO, Grant Thornton, said, “I would like to congratulate Maria, Kevin, Janice, Jonathan, Marie and Julieanne on their appointment. They have demonstrated the qualities we pride ourselves on here at Grant Thornton;

they have shown great leadership, they are committed to serving our clients with integrity and excellence, and they live our values every day.

This is a hugely exciting time for Grant Thornton, as we continue to grow across all areas of our business, and these appointments are a sign of the confidence we have in our future.”

Maria Afontsenko is an Audit partner specialising in the financial services industry, including banks and other credit institutions, regulated e-money and payment institutions, stockbrokers and asset management companies. Maria has over 14 years of professional experience in audit and advisory services in the European financial sector.

Kevin Coleman is an Advisory partner with over 21 years’ experience. Kevin leads the financial services consulting offering in conduct and prudential risk and has worked on all sides of the table as a former banker, leading advisor, and as a former senior regulator. He collaborates with top executives, boards, and senior management to create value through end-to-end enterprise-wide regulatory change transformation.

Janice Daly is an Advisory partner leading the firm’s sustainability offering. Janice specialises in sustainable finance and climate risk and has over 15 years of global financial markets experience, where she held senior roles across sustainable finance, climate risk, strategic finance and treasury.

Jonathan Fitzpatrick is an Advisory partner and head of quantitative risk. Jonathan specialises in delivering risk measurement and quantification services to clients. He has over 16 years’ experience working in both the UK and Ireland, where he led teams across professional services firms and with multinational banks.

Marie Mannion is an Advisory partner specialising in internal audit services. Marie trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton, and later worked in industry before returning to the firm in 2018. Marie supports clients on a co-sourced and outsourced basis providing internal audit solutions and best practice risk management, compliance and governance insights.

Julieanne Nolan is an Audit partner specialising in asset management. Julieanne has over thirteen years’ experience providing audit and assurance services to the world’s largest investment advisors. Her portfolio of domestic and international clients includes hedge funds, private equity funds, asset managers, Irish regulated funds, and S.110 companies.

Speaking of the new partners, Sinead Donovan, Chair of Grant Thornton said,

“Our leadership within Grant Thornton will be strengthened massively by the addition of these six partners. As a firm, we’re committed to promoting the best talent to the partnership and these appointments serve to underpin our values-driven policies.

I wish all of the partners the very best of luck and look forward to working with them all.”

Pictured (L-R): Maria Afontsenko, Julieanne Nolan, Kevin Coleman, Steve Tennant CEO, Sinead Donovan Chair, Janice Daly, Marie Mannion and Jonathan Fitzpatrick.