Grant Thornton appoints Jill Hay as partner
Financial advisory firm Grant Thornton has appointed Jill Hay as a tax partner within its Scottish practice.
Ms Hay brings more than 20 years’ experience and will head up a tax team of 35 which provides tax advice to a wide variety of clients.
Originally from Glasgow, Ms Hay joins Grant Thornton from Deloitte. In recent years, Jill’s focus has been on working hand in hand with large, international businesses, partnering with them on their growth journeys.
In addition to her appointment, Grant Thornton has further invested in the Scottish tax practice with the recent external appointments of Suzanne McIntyre as associate director, Jas Lally and Ruth Stevenson as managers, and Kuran Olak as experienced associate.
The team has also seen recent promotions to associate director for Julieann Allan and Cristina Pavel, with several further promotions in the pipeline and all new graduate places filled for the remainder of 2021.
Jill Hay said: “I’m excited to join a firm with a brilliant culture, outstanding team and a network of dynamic clients operating in global markets. The Scottish tax business has performed strongly during these difficult times and it’s a testament to the strength of the team that the business is on course to produce record revenues and profit this year.
“Being Scottish myself, and having spent the vast majority of my career in Scotland, I’m passionate about the potential of the Scottish market and the myriad opportunities which exist to partner with organisations as they navigate the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic and adapt to a post-Brexit world. The tax landscape is constantly evolving, with both ever changing legislation and a much increased focus on risk and governance, all of which impact companies across a spectrum of industries. I’m excited to bring my experience of working across all of these areas to Grant Thornton.”
Andrew Howie, practice leader for Grant Thornton in Scotland, added: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Jill to the firm. Her appointment reflects our commitment to growing our tax offering and ensuring we continue to provide the best quality service to our clients. Insight and collaboration are at the core of what we do, and we know Jill will continue to build on this with her own extensive experience.
“With an existing reputation and network within the industry and a shared passion to partner with dynamic businesses she will be a valuable asset to Grant Thornton.”