Grant Thornton hires former Johnson & Johnson CIO

By Jonathan Dyble
Accounting and consultancy company Grant Thornton has appointed LaVerne Council as its newnational managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy an...

Accounting and consultancy company Grant Thornton has appointed LaVerne Council as its new national managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation.

Council has held similar roles previously, having acted as the CIO for and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Senior Vice President for Mitre Corp; and Corporate Vice President and CIO for Johnson & Johnson.

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“LaVerne is a true leader and her passion for using technology and innovation to solve the issues that CIOs face will be integral in expanding the firm’s advisory services offerings,” said Srikant Sastry, National Managing Principal of Advisory Services, Grant Thornton. “Her broad-based leadership experience, action-oriented approach and irrefutable industry acumen will help our clients create, protect and transform value across their businesses.”

In her new role with Grant Thornton, Council will be responsible for helping to advise and solve some of the most challenging issues for CIOs by spearheading the company’s digital enterprise strategy.

The aim of this is to enable organisations to pursue digital transformation strategies more effectively.

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