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Whittal, Grant



Whittal, Grant

Firm: BDO Ireland
Position: Director, Risk and Advisory Services
Address: Beaux Lane House, Mercer Street, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 470 0132
Fax: +353 1 437 0654
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Grant joined BDO as a Risk & Advisory Director in January 2020. Prior to joining BDO, he led an internal audit practice for a large professional services firm. He has over 20 years’ experience as an internal auditor, compliance specialist and risk & governance consultant.


Grant has directed internal audit programmes across a variety of clients in banking, insurance and wealth sectors – this includes financial internal audits, operational, compliance and IT. He has also managed internal controls reviews, including S404 compliance, internal control remediation and implementation of control framework programmes in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Grant has set-up and managed a large EMEA-wide compliance programme with a central team in Dublin managing virtual teams throughout EMEA. In addition, he has facilitated risk management workshops for a variety of Ireland-based clients and performed corporate governance reviews of state and semi-state bodies.


Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Natal, South Africa
Associate's Degree in Audit Management and Consultancy from Birmingham City University
Associate's Degree in Compliance from the Institute of Banking
Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Internal Auditors


Certified Internal Auditor - Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland
Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland