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Speakers

Niall Cody

Niall Cody became Chairman of Revenue in February 2015 taking over from Josephine Feehily. Mr Cody joined Revenue in 2012 and has held roles at the Collector General, Large Cases and tax policy divisions.


 

 

 

Dr. Thomas Courtney

Dr Thomas B. Courtney BA, LLB, LLD is Head of the Company Compliance and Governance Practice and a Partner in the Corporate Group where his focus is corporate governance, company law and financial regulation. Since joining Arthur Cox Tom has built a strong corporate governance practice to leading national and international clients. 

 

 

 

 

 

Colm Divilly

Colm is Managing Director of Professional Education Seminars Ltd, a provider of compliance support and training services to Accounting firms throughout Ireland. A Chartered Accountant and graduate of the National University of ireland Galway, Colm has lectured extensively on CPD programmes, to final year accountancy students and to University undergraduates. Colm has a particular interest in fraud prevention and the application of International Standards on Auditing in the SME sector

 

 

 

 

Maureen Kelly

Maureen Kelly CPA, is Technical Services Executive of CPA Ireland. Maureen provides technical support to CPA members directly and through Institute publications. Maureen also contributes to the content of the Institute’s ongoing Continuing Professional Education programme and runs the Certified Tax Adviser (CTax) courses. Maureen was instrumental in the provision of CPA Ireland Skillnet's Certificate in the Companies Act 2014 this year. 

 

 

Prof. Robert Kirk

Robert Kirk CPA is Professor of Financial Reporting at the University of Ulster. Robert is also author of the CPA Ireland Skillnet’s publication A New Era for Irish & UK GAAP – A Quick Reference Guide to FRS 102 which is available free of charge to CPA Members, find out more here. 

 

 

 

 

Tom Maguire

Tom is a partner in Deloitte’s Tax practice and leads the firm’s Tax Policy and Technical Services team. He works very closely with our client teams to deliver world-class capabilities and high quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business issues.

 

 

 

Derek McKay

Derek McKay, BBS, Chartered MCIPD, is an experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in both the private and public sectors. Prior to setting up Adare Human Resource Management in 2003, Derek worked in the Human Resource Departments in a number of multinational organisations. 

Adare Human Resource Management is one of Ireland’s leading HR and Employment Law consultancies offering both one off project based consultancy services and retainer support services for organisations requiring HR support on an on-going basis.  

Derek’s role involves overseeing the HR and Employment Law services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors by the team of consultants within Adare Human Resource Management. Derek regularly speaks at seminars for companies and associations throughout the country on HR and Employment related topics and contributes to numerous publications in this area also.


Gary O'Mahony

Gary is a law graduate from University College Cork and also spent a year in Dublin City University doing a post-graduate diploma conversion course in accountancy. He trained in Arthur Andersen, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and as a tax professional in 1995. Previously a tax director with Ernst & Young, he joined Kieran Ryan & Co in 2004 as a tax partner and now heads up the tax department, dealing daily with many tax and commercial issues across a varied client portfolio.

 

 

Conor Sweeney

Conor went to college in Waterford Institute of Technology studying General & Corporate Administration and this was the first introduction to company law and the role of the company secretary. He qualified as a Chartered Secretary and has worked as a Company Secretarial Adviser for 13 years. Conor is recognised as one of the leading experts in company law and company secretarial in Ireland, in addition to lecturing in the Law Society and on behalf of all of the Accountancy Institutes, he has had several published articles and is currently the President of ICSA Chartered Secretaries Ireland.


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