Scott Barnes (Chief Executive Officer)

Scott is a graduate of Oxford University where he studied modern history. After qualifying with another firm, he joined Grant Thornton in 1984 and set up the insolvency practice in Leeds. Scott was promoted to partner in 1987 and moved to London in 1991 where he took over as head of London and South East Recovery in 1994. In 1995 he was promoted to UK head of Recovery and Reorganisation. In 2001 he took the job of Managing Partner for Specialist Financial Services (recovery and reorganisation, corporate finance and forensic) in which capacity he was a member of UK firm's Management Board. Between January 2007 and December 2008 Scott was the first global head of Advisory Services. In January 2009 he was appointed as CEO of Grant Thornton UK.

Although Scott is no longer directly involved in client work some of his more significant client assignments included the receiverships or administrations and reconstructions of the following:

  • Lancer Boss Fork Lift Trucks
  • Robert Maxwell Estates
  • Maxwell Communication Corporation
  • Athena
  • The Galleria Shopping Centre
  • The Reject Shop
  • GBE
  • Brent Walker
  • Sale Tilney Group
  • Charles Barrett Group.

Scott's expertise covers:

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Publishing
  • Financial Services


  • FCA

Contact Details >

Scott Barnes

London, Euston

+44 (0)20 7728 2428