John Golding (Partner)

John works in our Business Advisory and Assurance Services team, specialising in the audit of the Government, healthcare and education sectors.

John joined Grant Thornton in July 2007, following the merger with RSM Robson Rhodes LLP, where he worked previously since 1979. John leads the firm's Government audit practice in the southwest of England, and Wales. He has over 10 years experience in the audit of London, metropolitan, county, unitary and district councils, NHS and independent healthcare organisations, the police and probation services.

A former Associate Controller of the Audit Commission, John has led and been a member of four corporate assessment teams, and was at the Commission during the establishment of the best value regime in England.

His clients in the education sector have included five higher education institutions, including the University of Cambridge, and nine further education colleges. He is also a governor of a leading sixth form college.A chartered accountant, John's experience also extends into financial services and a diverse portfolio of companies and charities. John also chairs the LPD Appeals Panel of the ICAEW, and outside work, is Chair of a small charity, which has been providing aid to Romania for the last 17 years.

John's expertise covers:

  • Business/support services
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace
  • Information Technology


  • ACA
  • Affiliate member of IIA

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John Golding

Bristol, Hartwell House

+44 (0)117 305 7802