Partner Announcement

Press release as of Thursday 19 July @ 00:01am

EY Ireland announces 10 new Partners following continued growth across the island of Ireland

Dublin, Thursday 19 July:EY Ireland today announces the appointment of 10 new Partners, bringing the total number of Partners within the Irish business to 73. Globally the firm announced 747 new Partners. This follows the recent announcement of 520 new jobs across EY’s seven offices on the island of Ireland. The professional services firm, which provides Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services, expects to report double-digit growth at the end of FY18 for the fifth consecutive year.

Three new Partners have been appointed within the firm’s Assurance division. Vickie Wall, based in Dublin, has been promoted within the Statutory Reporting Centre of Excellence (COE). The COE develops innovative, technology-driven solutions to execute global audits for some of the world’s largest multinational corporations.Niall Barrett, based in EY’s Cork office, joins from Gilead Sciences, where he spent seven years in a number of finance leadership roles. He will provide assurance services to large multinational and indigenous fast-growth clients, with a particular focus on the Munster region. Ronan Clinton, based in Waterford, joins from Clinton Flynn, an independent firm of Chartered Accountants in the Southeast, where he was a Partner. Ronan specialises in external audit, IFRS and Irish / UK GAAP, corporate governance and risk management.

EY’s experienced Tax team has been bolstered with the appointment of four new Partners. Ian Edwards, based in Belfast, specialises in the provision of tax compliance and tax consultancy services. Robert Henson joins the Dublin tax team from Mason Hayes & Curran, and will advise on a wide range of clients in the agri-food, energy, funds, leasing, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. Cian O’Donovan joins from KPMG, as a former Tax Director, to lead EY’s Real Estate tax team, while Eamon McCallion joins the indirect tax team within the financial services organisation from PAREXEL, a global provider of biopharmaceutical services where he established and led the business’ indirect tax team.

EY welcomes one new Partner to the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Belfast-based Andrew Dolliver has been promoted to Partner, sitting within restructuring, and specialising in turnaround, creditor and debtor advisory, independent business reviews and formal insolvency.

Paul Traynor joins from BNY Mellon, where he led the firm’s insurance and pension segments efforts across Asia Pac, EMEA and LatAm. He joins the Advisory practice in the financial services organisation, where he will work on the Wealth and Asset Management team.

Catherine Vaughan, based in Dublin, has been appointed as Partner in Global Risk and currently holds the position of Global Compliance Leader. Outside of her day-to-day role, Catherine also plays an instrumental role in EY’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda in Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Frank O’Keeffe, Country Managing Partner, EY Ireland said: “The appointment of 10 new Partners to the partnership, alongside our wider jobs announcement last week, demonstrates our commitment to continuously expanding the breadth of our service offering by investing in the best talent. The size of our Irish firm ensures a deep resource pool to draw from, with experts from diverse backgrounds. Our combination of traditional and innovative skills and capabilities means we can provide market-leading products and services that help our clients continue to tackle some of today’s most complex and pressing issues.

“I would like to congratulate all of our new Partners on their achievements to date, and I look forward to us working together in the future,” Frank O’Keeffe concluded.

EY has grown its headcount on the island of Ireland by over 36% in the past two years, fueling strong growth across all Service Lines. The firm employs more than 2,500 people across its seven offices on the island of Ireland.

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