How I work: ‘Not everyone needs to be a challenger or a disruptor to be effective’

Grant Thornton Ireland’s Sinéad Donovan says different people bring different strengths to every team, and diversity is key to avoiding ‘groupthink’

11th April, 2021
How I work: ‘Not everyone needs to be a challenger or a disruptor to be effective’
Sinéad Donovan, chairwoman at Grant Thornton Irelnad: ‘There is a way of navigating the politics around you while also maintaining your values and your true colours.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

Sinéad Donovan is the newly appointed chair at Grant Thornton Ireland. She joined the accountancy and business advisory firm in 2002. She was made a partner in 2005 and co-founded its financial accounting and advisory services division five years later. Donovan is also vice-president of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Grant Thornton employs 1,450 people at seven offices in Ireland.

When I became a partner at Grant Thornton back in 2005, I was really feeling the...

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