Peter Allen CEO 068911


As UK Head of Financial Services I led a 338 person team advising banks, insurers and asset management businesses.  As Global Head of Insurance, my role is to develop the insurance expertise across our global member firms, comprising 41,000 people.  I joined the firm in 2005 and have now built up more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked as an insurance broker, underwriter, M&A adviser and regulator.

My client work focuses on advisory with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions support, capital raising, regulatory and capital management, and internal audit. Some examples include:

  • advising on the AIM listing of an insurance investment fund and an insurer 
  • advising buyers on potential targets in UK insurance sector
  • financial and commercial due diligence reviews
  • major regulatory review of a global bank
  • internal audit of global insurers
  • I am a regular speaker and chairman at industry events and seminars. Outside work I have interests in history, food and wine, and travel.

Career outline

2015       CEO Grant Thornton Singapore

2014       Interim CEO Grant Thornton Singapore

2011       Global Head of Insurance

2009       Promoted to Head of Financial Services

2005       Partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP

2001       Ernst & Young

1999       Head of Alternative Risk Transfer, Lloyd's

1997       Director, Murray Lawrence Corporate (now Amlin)

1995-6    Based in Taiwan

1988       Director, Steel Burrill Jones Limited

  • Harvard Business School, Leading Professional Service Firms
  • MBA, Cass Business School, London
  • MA, Cambridge
  • BA, Cambridge