Accountants Grant Thornton has announced the appointment of Paul Holland as assurance director across the Southampton and Thames Valley region.

He joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing and most recently was head of UK Sustainability Services at KPMG.

Paul spent most of his career working primarily on mid-market financial audits, but since a sustainability focused secondment ten years ago with the Prince of Wales, Paul has spent much of his time providing organisations with sustainability measurement, reporting and assurance services.

He said: “After two decades within the ‘big four’, moving to Grant Thornton is a great new challenge. A wide range of stakeholders are putting more and more pressure on organisations to improve on their sustainability and wider non-financial performance, to report publicly on their strategy and results, and to obtain independent assurance over their reports and data. Using my experience to help our clients navigate the complexities of their reporting, in hand with financial auditing, is where I can add value to bring their environmental, social and other important non-financial impacts to life.”