• Grant Thornton Specialist Services announces a new Head of Practice

Margot MacInnis appointed Managing Director of Grant Thornton Specialist Services in Cayman

Margot MacInnis has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP and the managing director of Grant Thornton Specialist Services in Cayman with effect from July 15 2019. This change follows Hugh Dickson’s move into his new role of global head of recovery and reorganisation for Grant Thornton International.

Margot has been working with Hugh and the Cayman firm for the last 18 months on the transition and will continue to lead and grow the Cayman practice going forward.

Margot started her career 20 years ago and is recognized as being highly skilled in the management, restructuring, and insolvency of cross border structures and distressed entities. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in January 2018 Margot built and established the Cayman practice for a specialist insolvency and restructuring firm based in Asia. She is a qualified insolvency practitioner under Cayman law, has been appointed liquidator by the Cayman Court on major cases and as a foreign representative in Chapter 15 cases, handling a number of high profile cross border engagements.

Margot is a board member of the restructuring and insolvency association in the Cayman Islands (RISA) with over 380 members comprising lawyers and accountants specialising in insolvency and restructuring. She has a global profile, regularly speaking at Insol, Asset Recovery Americas, Offshore Alert, IWIRC and other industry technical sessions.

Margot’s focus as head of practice is to continue to develop the business’ strategy, deliver best quality service to clients and develop and expand GTSS’ offerings in line with the changing demands and a highly competitive market. This includes assessing new opportunities for growth and new service lines in the offshore market and collaborating with GT colleagues from our extensive global network, including 22 offshore jurisdictions, to provide client orientated solutions to complex, cross border problems.