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Francesca has worked in tax for more than 20 years and is the global leader for tax services. Her main focus is helping the Grant Thornton member firms to grow their tax practices and attract, retain and develop talent in the entire global organisation by encouraging a consistently inspiring culture.


  • Actively involved in the UK's Tax Professionals Forum, chaired by the Financial Secretary to the UK Treasury
  • Advocate for Speakers' Trust charity, which encourages public speaking skills


Francesca writes about tax matters for the professional and worldwide press and is a regular commentator on radio and TV. She is also actively involved in lobbying for better, clearer and more proportionate tax legislation.

Francesca is a past chair of the Tax Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a past council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She is involved in committees with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs in the UK and the Confederation of British Industry. 

  • Diploma of Economist – Mathematician (Yerevan State University)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, LLB Hons and a qualified barrister
Francesca Lagerberg
Global leader - tax services
Francesca Lagerberg
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