The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland announced its new Officer Group for 2014 at the Annual General Meeting held in Dublin on Wednesday 30th April. Mr. Cormac Fitzgerald was appointed as President of the Institute, with Mr. Brian Purcell and Ms. Nano Brennan announced as Vice Presidents for the coming year.
Mr. Fitzgerald is managing partner, Fitzgerald & Partners, Kinsale. He has a special interest in the SME sector and employs over 110 people in the Cork area in his various businesses. Mr. Fitzgerald was KPMG Cork Business Person of the Year in 2008.
Mr. Purcell from Clontarf, Dublin qualified as a CPA in 1983 and established his taxation consultancy practice, Purcell McQuillan Tax Partners Ltd, in 2001. He has over 20 years experience in taxation and is a member of the Irish Taxation Institute. This is Mr. Purcell’s second year as Vice President, as he previously served alongside Cormac Fitzgerald and past President, Joe Aherne.
Ms. Nano Brennan is a Local Government Auditor, and has been a member of CPA Ireland since 1995. She has been a Council member since 2011 and is a member of both the CPE and Leinster CPA Society Committees. Ms. Brennan is originally from Kilkenny but is currently based in Dublin.