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Foster, Brendan

Firm: Grant Thornton
Position: Partner, Head of Advisory
Address: 13-18 City Quay, Dublin 2, D02 ED70
Phone: +353 1 680 5945
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Brendan is a Partner in Grant Thornton and is Head of our Advisory division which includes Business Risk Services,
Business Consulting, Energy, Forensics and Cyber and Corporate Finance advisory divisions, which provides strategic planning, business processing, re-engineering and performance management services to a range of public and private sector clients.
Brendan has been involved in significant complex strategy development projects providing strategic advisory services and managing large teams of project management professionals. As the Head of Advisory Brendan regularly supports organisations undertaking business studies. Brendan established a dedicated Strategy unit within the Business Consulting team.


Brendan joined Grant Thornton in 2008 after the merger of the firm with Foster McAteer of which he was principal partner. A strong advocate of business planning and strategic positioning, Brendan assists clients in identifying key business drivers and formulating an actionable plan to deliver objectives.


Brendan is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Ireland (FCCA) and was the Irish president in 2008/09. He is also a Certified Management Consultant and a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors.

Brendan was elected as a member of the Council of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and served as President in 2017. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum. Brendan was elected Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Dublin City Council in 2015 and served until 2019.