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Deloitte expands leadership team with appointment of four new partners

Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners in Ireland. Ruairí Allen and Daniel Gaffney have been appointed partners in the Consulting department, Colin Forbes in Tax, and Sinéad Moore in Audit.

Brendan Jennings, CEO, Deloitte Ireland commented: “There are numerous areas which are driving change for businesses currently – technology, regulation, stakeholder expectations, to name a few. But the one similarity across all of these areas is the pace at which this change is happening. And so, our clients expect us to work closely with them to not only navigate the current business environment, but to also have a positive and tangible impact on the future of their businesses. These four partners have all demonstrated the leadership capabilities that deliver this impact – insight, capability, flexibility and a commitment to providing best-in-class services.

Congratulations to them on their appointment as partners – we wish them continued success at Deloitte.”

Ruairí Allen

Ruairí is a consulting partner in the firm’s technology consulting practice where he specialises in the implementation of technology rich change programs. He has over 15 years’ experience as a technology advisor and delivery manager working in a variety of industries including financial services and public sector. His areas of expertise include the design and implementation of secure digital solutions, legacy systems migration and complex data transformation and migration.

Ruairí holds a first-class honours degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications from the University of Limerick. He also holds a higher diploma in web application development.

Colin Forbes

Colin is a tax partner in the Global Employer Services division. He has over 20 years’ experience in providing advice on global mobility tax, employment tax and equity remuneration matters to a wide range of foreign direct investment multinationals and Irish indigenous companies expanding abroad.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance and a Masters of Business Studies in Accounting from DCU. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an associate member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Daniel Gaffney

Daniel is a consulting partner working in the firm’s financial services industry group, specialising in the provision of finance transformation services to clients in the banking and insurance sectors. Daniel has spent his career working with CFOs and business leaders on transformation programmes including business strategy alignment, target operating model definition, cost reduction and business process and technology transformation.

Daniel holds a Masters in Accounting and a B.A. in Accounting from DCU, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Sinéad Moore

Sinéad is a partner in the Financial Services Audit & Assurance department. She has over 14 years’ experience in providing audit and advisory services to clients in the banking, securitisation, leasing and treasury sectors. Her experience includes providing both audit and assurance services to listed companies and large multinational clients and she has considerable knowledge of the Irish banking and securitisation markets as well as developments in international markets. In addition, she has significant experience in asset quality reviews, data remediation projects, due diligence projects, regulatory assurance and risk and finance support.

Sinéad holds a Bachelor in Commerce degree from UCD, a Masters of Accounting from the Michael Smurfit School of Business at UCD, and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Overall, Deloitte North West Europe has promoted 136 new partners. Deloitte North West Europe, which came into effect from 1 June 2017, is a combination of Deloitte’s Belgian, Dutch, Nordics, Swiss, and UK firms, with Ireland joining on 1 June 2018.

The promotions take the total number of partners across the newly combined firm to approximately 2,300 and over 35,000 employees in total.