Sandy Lyons, CPA, CA, CIRP

Every day, Sandy helps Albertans obtain relief from their personal financial difficulties. As a senior manager with Grant Thornton Limited, Sandy has more than 35 years of experience in assisting consumers and small businesses obtain financial fresh starts.

Sandy is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Insolvency Restructuring Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, Licensed Insolvency Trustee and Insolvency Counselor at Grant Thornton Limited’s Consumer Insolvency practice in southern Alberta. He has spent the last 20 years focused on small, owner-managed business and consumer insolvency.

In his spare time, Sandy likes to support not for profit organizations in his community by fundraising, volunteering and sharing his professional expertise. In the past, Sandy has been a director and president of the Alberta Association of Insolvency Restructuring Professionals, a director and board chair of the Family Centre Society of Southern Alberta, a director of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Canadian Insolvency Foundation, and Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta.

Sandy is currently dedicating his volunteer time to the education of financial literacy. He is an active volunteer with the CPA Canada Financial Literacy program as a presenter and has had appearances in local media such as CTV News Calgary and Global News Calgary discussing the topic.