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New appointments at Deloitte Ireland

Deloitte Ireland has appointed six new partners across its business. James Anderson and Mark Degnan have become partners in the Financial Advisory practice. Roisin Fitzpatrick and Aisléan Nicholson are now partners in the Tax practice. Ronan McMahon has been appointed partner in the Consulting practice and Brian Murphy has become a partner in Audit & Assurance. Deloitte Ireland has also appointed a managing director, Tom Hynes, within its Consulting business.

Commenting on the new appointments, Harry Goddard, CEO, Deloitte Ireland, said:

I am delighted to celebrate our partner and managing director appointments. The capabilities, leadership and expertise of these individuals have shaped the success of their teams, our business and our clients. 2020 introduced previously unimagined challenges for businesses across Ireland and internationally. As companies look to adapt and thrive post-pandemic and post-Brexit, I’m confident that our newly-appointed leaders will provide trusted support to help our clients navigate the ongoing challenges, as well as capitalise on opportunities to grow and succeed in 2021 and beyond.

The new partners at Deloitte are:

James Anderson

James is a partner in Financial Advisory specialising in Restructuring Services. He has more than 16 years’ professional experience advising on restructuring, advisory and insolvency engagements across all industries. James has both advised and acted for corporates and financial institutions on a wide variety of restructuring matters. He has significant experience in Real Estate and Retail along with trading restructuring engagements.
James holds a Bachelor in Business Studies and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Mark Degnan

Mark is a Financial Advisory partner in our Restructuring team, with significant experience working across multiple sectors of our economy, including Aviation, Hospitality, Leisure and Real Estate projects. His expertise covers a wide range of restructuring advisory services, including corporate restructuring, lender advisory, contingency planning, and insolvency services for corporate, private equity, and financial institution clients. Mark is the lead point of contact for some of Deloitte’s largest restructuring service clients in the areas of lender advisory and due diligence for NPL acquisition, while assisting companies in assessing their restructuring options across a range of Financial Advisory solutions.

Mark holds a BA degree in Accountancy and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Róisín Fitzpatrick

Róisín is a partner and qualified solicitor in Tax & Legal, where she is the Immigration Leader for Ireland. She has represented a large selection of global firms, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses and private clients with their immigration and compliance needs. Róisín has supported her clients across all sectors, advising on immigration workforce planning, immigration technology and regulatory advisory. She is focused on Irish immigration policy, working with Irish immigration authorities and networks around Ireland. Her previous work in London during Brexit strengthened her policy and advisory experience. She delivers pro-active, practical and technology-focused solutions to immigration when supporting her clients. She has also been greatly involved in the corporate responsibility programme in Deloitte.

Róisín holds a first class Bachelor of Civil Law. She is a qualified solicitor in Ireland, England & Wales and was a participant of the Washington Ireland Programme where she interned at the Law Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Ronan McMahon

Ronan is a consulting partner in the Systems Engineering offering of Business Operations portfolio. He has more than 19 years’ experience in technology both in industry and professional services, having worked mainly in the financial services and public sectors. Ronan has extensive knowledge and experience of application development lifecycles and specialises in helping our Public Sector clients deliver technology-driven transformation programmes at scale.
Ronan holds a BSc. in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.

Brian Murphy

Brian is a partner in Audit & Assurance, within the Consumer & Technology Business team. Brian joined Deloitte five years ago and he has over 14 years of experience, providing audit and advisory services to a wide range of business sectors, including retail, manufacturing, construction/real estate, engineering, hospitality and technology sectors. His portfolio consists primarily of large privately owned businesses, both family and private equity backed.

Brian lectures and presents extensively on a range of topics including audit, financial accounting/reporting and finance on behalf of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He is past Chair of Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society and is the current Chair of CA Support.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies degree from University College Dublin (UCD) and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Aisléan Nicholson

Aisléan is a Tax partner based in Belfast, focusing on the Northern Ireland market.

Before joining Deloitte Ireland, Aisléan spent more than 18 years with Deloitte UK, advising domestic and multinational companies on UK corporate and international tax matters, including business restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, financing structures, transfer pricing models and UK tax strategy.

Aisléan graduated with First Class LLB (Hons) Law and Accounting from Queens University, Belfast. She is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and a Chartered Tax Adviser (Chartered Institute of Taxation).


In addition to our six newly-appointed partners, Tom Hynes has been appointed as Managing Director in Deloitte Ireland’s Enterprise Technology and Performance portfolio, where he specialises in finance transformation, target operating models and global business services.

Tom has extensive experience in providing programme and project management for large-scale finance transformation programmes including feasibility assessment, design and implementation of shared services and centres of excellence. He also supports clients to optimise their finance functions through the use of digital technology. Tom has over 20 years of management consulting experience and has worked with organisations across multiple industries including life sciences, technology, media, energy, financial services and the public sector.

Tom has a Masters in Accounting from UCD and a B.Comm from NUIG, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.