Majority Of New PwC Partners Are Women

06 Jun 2017 | 10.46 am

Majority Of New PwC Partners Are Women

Twelve new partners appointed

06 Jun 2017 | 10.46 am

Finance advisory firm PwC Ireland has appointed twelve new partners at its offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick, and eight of the dozen new partners are women. Following the appointments, PwC will have a total of 111 partners, of whom 33 are women.

The twelve new partners are Amy Ball (Advisory), Colm O’Callaghan (Tax), Declan Maunsell (Assurance), Doone O’Doherty (Tax), Fidelma Boyce (Assurance), Gillian Lowth (Assurance),  Ilona McElroy (Tax), Ken Tyrrell (Advisory), Nicola Quinn (Tax), Olivia Hayden (Assurance), Ronan Mulligan (Assurance), Sinead Ovenden (Advisory).

Managing partner Feargal O’Rourke said: “We are admitting a record number of new partners due to significantly increased client demands. Our focus is helping our clients manage and grow their businesses in the current volatile economic environment.” PwC says its fee income in 2016 was €407m compared to €374m in 2015.

More on the twelve:

Amy Ball has experience providing business advisory and consulting services across industries with a particular focus on financial effectiveness. Ball has an industry background, leading finance teams and business transformation programmes for a number of global multinationals. She has worked with some of the country’s leading organisations on a diverse range of projects.

Colm O’Callaghan provides tax consulting services to domestic businesses. With over 13 years of experience, O’Callaghan works with a broad range of Irish companies, assisting them to do business in Irish and overseas markets. His areas of expertise include corporate tax consultancy, domestic and international tax structuring, tax efficient financing, business succession and personal tax planning.

Declan Maunsell becomes a partner providing assurance and related services, based in the Cork office. He has over 15 years of experience providing services to a broad range of indigenous and multinational clients, including retail, consumer, pharmaceutical, food, agribusiness and energy firms.

Doone O’Doherty helps Irish and multinational organisations to reward and mobilise their key people and also supports them in the management of their local and international employment tax obligations. O’Doherty is a member of PwC’s Brexit task force and also leads on the introduction of Real Time Reporting for employment tax.

Fidelma Boyce becomes a partner in the banking and insurance practice. Boyce provides assurance services to our domestic and international client base covering all aspects of financial reporting, regulatory and other matters to a range of financial services clients including listed plcs, retail and corporate banks, securitisation vehicles and leasing entities.

Gillian Lowth joins the asset and wealth management practice in Dublin, Limerick and Galway, providing audit and related services to clients that manage a wide range of investment funds. She has over 18 years experience and an in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by asset managers and fund service providers.

Ilona McElroy specialises in international tax structuring, assisting investment banks and asset managers structure and manage global asset management businesses. Ilona has considerable experience advising on a wide range of cross border tax matters relevant to structuring mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds.

Ken Tyrrell acts for financial institutions, government entities, private equity firms, hedge funds and distressed corporates in dealing with deleveraging plans, crisis management, independent business reviews and turnaround plans. Ken services a diverse range of industries including financial services, real estate, retail, hospitality, consumer and manufacturing.

Nicola Quinn, based in Cork, provides tax consulting and compliance services to businesses in the southern region. Nicola has over 18 years experience working in tax. In particular, Quinn has experience advising clients on the tax efficient structuring and financing of their businesses and significant experience dealing with Revenue authorities on behalf of clients.

Olivia Hayden leads PwC’s regional asset and wealth management practice in Kilkenny and Cork. Olivia has extensive experience providing assurance services to European, US and Asian investment managers. In particular, she has considerable experience advising asset managers, dealing with domestic and offshore funds, product structuring, regulatory matters and IFRS & US GAAP reporting.

Ronan Mulligan will lead the actuarial services group, with over 20 years experience in insurance markets in Ireland and internationally.  He works with banking and insurance clients in the areas of financial and regulatory capital reporting, risk management, credit risk models and insurance claims analytics. He is on the council of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Sinead Ovenden specialises in financial services regulation and has more than 15 years experience. She provides advice to clients on all aspects of regulation from implementation of new requirements to large scale remediation projects.

 

Photo: Feargal O’Rourke (centre front) with (left to right)  Doone O’Doherty (Tax), Gillian Lowth (Assurance), Amy Ball (Advisory), Ken Tyrrell (Advisory), Fidelma Boyce (Assurance), Ronan Mulligan (Assurance), Colm O’Callaghan (Tax), Ilona McElroy (Tax), Declan Maunsell (Assurance), Sinead Ovenden (Advisory), Olivia Hayden (Assurance) and Nicola Quinn (Tax). (Pic: Maxwell Photography)

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