Guy Clifton (Head of Local Government Advisory)

Guy joined Grant Thornton's Public Sector Assurance Team in 2011 and has been in his current role since April 2014. He was previously the national Value for Money lead for our local government and NHS audit clients, and prior to this was an Associate Director in our Government Infrastructure and Advisory practice, where he led the Local Government consulting team. Prior to this he was a Managing Consultant in RSM Robson Rhodes Public Sector Advisory practice for five years, and prior to that he spent ten years in local government operational roles. He was Head of Finance at a London Borough before joining Robson Rhodes.


A CIPFA qualified accountant and experienced management consultant, Guy has worked for public sector organisations for over 20 years in operational, advisory and assurance roles.

His focus has been with the local government sector, and he has also worked in the health, criminal justice, central government, NDPB, and  regeneration sectors. 

Guy is currently Head of Local Government Advisory, leading a national team focusing on providing finance, governance and collaboration solutions to clients. Guy is also a member of Grant Thornton's national Local Government Board.

Guy's expertise includes:

  • Efficiency, service and performance reviews
  • Financial Management
  • VFM and financial resilience
  • Lean / process improvement
  • Project management and programme management
  • Corporate governance
  • Partnership working and structured collaboration

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Guy Clifton

London, Euston

+44 (0)20 7728 2903