Grant Thornton Channel Islands has appointed David Carney to its Audit team as Director of Risk Assurance and Data Analytics. He joins Grant Thornton from PwC, where he led their Channel Islands’ Risk Assurance team, specialising in Data Protection, Controls Assurance (ISAE3402 and SOC reporting, ISO27001), Technology Risk, Data Assurance and Internal Audit.

David is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), having originally qualified with Grant Thornton UK. He brings over 20 years’ experience in helping clients across a variety of sectors including financial services, public, retail and manufacturing better leverage digital technologies and data to improve the quality, efficiency, and return on investment.

Overseeing David’s recent appointment, Alex Langley, Director and Head of the Audit added, “We remain continually focused on investing in enhancing our audit quality for the benefit of our clients and stakeholders. David’s appointment, expertise and skills will allow us to service larger and more complex clients. We are excited that David will develop our offering in digital, technology and data to support our vision to be the Channel Islands’ leading advisor to dynamic organisations”.

David is passionate about data protection and was the driving force in forming the Jersey Data Protection Association for which he is current Chairman. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting individuals’ personal data and to support local small and medium sized businesses with limited access to budget, training and capacity to address everything related to data protection and data security.

David explained how much he is looking forward to joining our growing firm, adding “”I’m delighted to be working for Grant Thornton once again. With this new role, I look forward to bringing a new suite of services to our clients here in Jersey.”

Cyril Swale, Chief Operating Officer and Director at Grant Thornton Limited added, “David’s expertise and experience in risk assurance and data analytics will help Grant Thornton remain a world-class business advisor for clients seeking outstanding and innovative solutions to their business challenges”.