Nigel Ruddock is a member of the Global Leadership Team of Grant Thornton International, one of the world's leading advisory & assurance practices.
In this role Nigel is responsible for the strategic development of advisory services, including the delivery of services internationally. Grant Thornton's advisory practice is a one billion dollar business, comprising a range of transactional services, such as corporate finance & restructuring, as well as services to government and business risk services.
Prior to assuming his new role on 1 January 2010, Nigel was responsible for developing the Global Automotive team within the Grant Thornton network.
Nigel joined Grant Thornton LLP, the UK member firm of Grant Thornton International, in 1998. He is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has over 30 years' experience in Recovery and Reorganisation.
Nigel has specialised exclusively on the automotive sector for the past 10 years, and was responsible for the creation of the UK firm’s dedicated automotive restructuring unit. This was a multi-disciplinary team focused on the distribution network and supply chain for the sector. During this time the team handled virtually all of the restructuring of major car dealerships in the UK, and developed strong relationships with manufacturers and sector funders.
This work naturally became more international, and the was asked by clients to undertake work across continental Europe. In 2006 he also led the team responsible for increasing capability and expertise in supply chain restructuring in the US, which increased capability significantly ahead of the recent turmoil in the sector.
Qualifications and Professional memberships:
Nigel served as a member of the partnership committee of the UK firm from July 2002 to June 2009, being appointed chairman of the committee in June 2007. The partnership committee is elected by the partners as an oversight body for the executive management. During the period of his chairmanship he led a major governance review of the firm. He also oversaw the process to appoint a new chief executive officer.
Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and sat as a member of its authorisation committee, primarily focusing on disciplinary offences relating to Licensed Insolvency Practitioners. He is also a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and became a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in 1977.