Former Vice Chairman & COO of Grant Thornton, Former CEO of Deloitte US India
With 40 years of experience as a global and domestic professional leader, Jim Brady is an accomplished Audit technical quality partner having served this role for over 27 years at Deloitte.
Jim served on the Deloitte Audit Quality leadership group as the leader of the second largest Deloitte region (Southeast), and was a key driver in developing Audit Quality tools and methods addressing PCAOB inspection findings. These tools and thought leadership were adopted throughout the Firm in turning round Deloitte’s PCAOB inspection results experienced in the previous few years.
Brady was also the CEO for Deloitte’s U.S.-India Talent Center. Leading the launch of Deloitte’s India Audit support practice from ‘08-12, Brady headed the practice from a start-up to 2,500 Audit professionals, yielding four million charge hours in 2012. Most notably, quality was equal to that of U.S. based professionals based on audit partner feedback surveys. There were never PCAOB inspection or Peer Review findings related to India work product in Brady’s four years as CEO.
Jim Brady is also an accomplished C-Suite executive who most recently served as the COO at Grant Thornton LLP in the United States from 2015-2019.