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CPA Industry Matters Conferences


Peter Brown
Baggot Investment Partners

Johnny Fallon
Carr Communications

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the financial markets and has managed treasury operations in financial institutions including Barclays, BNP, Ulster Bank and ACCBank.

Peter’s economic analysis and expertise about the financial markets, is highly sought after by the Irish and international media. His direct manner, alongside his honest and clear assessments of present economic conditions, makes him very popular with the general public and the media alike, he features regularly on RTE, TV3, BBC World, RTE Radio, Today FM and NewsTalk.

With over a decade of experience in strategic communications, public affairs and issues-based PR, Johnny has worked with a wide range of clients. He has particular expertise in crisis communications, stakeholder consultation and media relations.

He has helped to prepare several politicians across different parties for media appearances and also provided assistance to individuals appearing before Oireachtas Committees and other public forums. Previously he worked for A&L Goodbody Consulting, EPS Consulting, and as a trainer in writing skills for Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Robert Whelan
Rockwell Financial

John Fitzgerald

Robert Whelan founded Rockwell Finance in 2013, after having spent 12 years in Financial Services. Beginning as a Financial Consultant and progressing through various Senior Management roles, Robert was finally able to leverage his experience to deliver a range of solutions and most importantly a level of service which would achieve those aims. Robert holds a B Comm from UCD, is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), Retirement Planning Advisor (RPA), Strategic Investment Advisor (SIA) and he is also a Certified Project Management Associate (IPMI).

John is the founder and Managing Director of Harmonics. He is a much sought after Executive Coach with over 14 years’ experience in leadership development, career coaching and business consulting. John is entrepreneurial by nature and has started three successful businesses in the past 7 years. He has written much of the material for Harmonics Career Management Programmes. He brings a combination of business leadership experience, innovation and commercial knowledge to his coaching practice which is universally acclaimed. He is passionate about being at the leading edge of new thinking and is furthering his studies in the field of Neuroscience and Theory U to apply latest best practice to his coaching.

Maureen Kelly
CPA Ireland

Maureen Kelly CPA, is Knowledge Manager of CPA Ireland.  Maureen provides technical support to CPA members directly and through Institute publications.  She also manages the design and development of courses such as Certified Tax Adviser (CTax), Diploma in US GAAP, Companies Act 2014, FRS102 Certificate and the first PIP Training for Accountants in Ireland.  She is Technical Adviser to the Accountancy Plus journal, editor of the monthly eBulletin and was the Technical Reviewer of the CPA A new Era for Irish & UK GAAP A quick reference guide to FRS102”. Since 2012 Maureen has lectured on financial reporting standards, company and charity law and audit in Ireland and abroad. Maureen is a qualified CPA and holds Certificates in Safety & Health at Work from UCD and Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth. Previously Maureen held the position of the Head of Finance & Operations of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Prior to this Maureen worked for 10 years as Financial Controller in the Charity Sector.