Our friend and colleague, Grant Mitchell, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, 18 October 2019. He was 60 years old.

Holman Hodge have been associated with Grant since 1983 when he and Graeme Hodge started working together at McLachlan and Associates.

Following this, Grant forged a fantastic career in the emerging IT consulting industry at Price Waterhouse for who he travelled the world. He went on to establish the Consulting arm of mhm in 1997 and this grew to become one of the pre-eminent consulting practices in South Australia. In 2010 mhm merged with Deloitte which was intended to lead to Grant’s professional “wind-down”. However, Grant loved consulting, and he continued to be actively involved with existing and new clients for a further 8 years, making a lasting impression in South Australia as well as interstate.

Holman Hodge was delighted to have Grant join us in February 2019, along with Murali Sinniah, to establish our consulting practice. Grant quickly settled into our business attracting exciting new work and bringing wonderful additional skills and clients to our business.

Grant was well known in both the government and commercial sectors, and was recognised for his strategic, practical and real-world methods to challenge the status quo, bring new perspectives, and solve business-critical issues that made a lasting difference to organisations.

Grant found a way to make the complex simple, and resolved conflict through kindness, empathy and by putting the team before the individual. This is his legacy with his extensive list of clients.

Although Grant was only with Holman Hodge for a short time, many of us had a long association with him. He made a significant impact on our firm, for which we will be forever appreciative. As Grant would have wished, our commitment to our consulting practice, and our clients, remains strong and we look forward to continuing to build on the legacy he has created.

Grant had many passions, most notably all things automotive, but his greatest love was for his wife, Sue and daughter, Lauren. He was a good friend to many of us, talented and generous in spirit. He died too young and is greatly missed.

We remain connected to Grant’s enduring spirit. He left a lasting legacy for all of us who knew him.