Grant Thornton adds Andrée Bourgon as head of insurance growth strategy practice

17 December 2019 2 min. read
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Accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton has added insurance industry expert Andrée Bourgon as the leader of its growth strategy practice for the insurance sector. Bourgon brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the role.

Based in New York, Bourgon will lead the firm’s consulting efforts in shaping strategy and implementing innovation-based transformation for insurance clients.

During her more than two decades in the insurance sector, Bourgon has primarily focused on operational strategy, business transformations, and mergers and acquisitions.

“Andrée brings a wealth of experience from previous leadership roles, at both startups and large organizations – uniquely positioning her to help advance strategy and transformation efforts for our clients and expand the capabilities of our Insurance practice,” Matt Tierney, global insurance practice leader for Grant Thornton, said.Grant Thornton adds Andrée Bourgon as head of insurance growth strategy practicePrior to joining Grant Thornton, Bourgon was VP of global strategy at insurance startup Ascot Group, where she was responsible for designing and scaling the firm’s operating model.

Before that, she spent nearly seven years at insurance company AIG, holding several leadership positions. This included formulating global M&A strategy, launching an internal consulting organization at the company, and serving as chief of staff for AIG Property Casualty Finance.

Before AIG, Bourgon spent over 10 years at AXA, joining as a systems application manager and rising to the position of head of finance, planning and analysis and head of treasury.

Earlier in her career, Bourgon was a consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation, advising on financials systems for numerous AXA divisions. Bourgon has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario and a post-graduate diploma in business administration and accounting from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.

“Grant Thornton has really started to ramp up investment in our national Growth Strategy practice, and Andrée has the industry and consulting experience necessary to accelerate impact for our clients and our firm,” said Chris Smith, national managing principal for Grant Thornton’s growth and transformation service line.

Grant Thornton’s consulting offering for the insurance sector spans performance improvement, M&A, tax strategies, regulatory, privacy and security, data analytics, and digital transformation.

The US member firm of Grant Thornton International recorded revenues of $1.9 billion for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2019, representing a year-over-year increase of 5.4%.