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Board of Directors

IAASA Board members are  - Chairperson Martin Sisk, Chief Executive Kevin PrendergastDeirdre BehanMary Burke, Marie DalyDavid Devlin, Etain DoyleAileen O'DonoghueConor O'Mahony.

IAASA’S Board of Directors

Martin Sisk, Chairperson, has over 31 years regulatory and business related experience. A qualified Solicitor, he started his career in the Revenue Commissioners, served as Registrar of Friendly Societies 1985 – 2003, Deputy Registrar of Credit Unions 2003 -2006, Deputy Head of Consumer Protection Codes 2007 – 2008 and as Head of the Anti- Money Laundering, Terrorist Finance and Financial Sanctions Unit of the Central Bank 2008 – 2010. He retired from the Central Bank in July 2010.  Martin was elected to the Board of Malahide & District Credit Union in December 2010 and continues to be a Director. He was elected to the Board of the Irish League of Credit Unions in February 2011 and was subsequently elected as Vice President 2011 – 2013 and President 2013 – 2015. He continues to be a Director.  Martin was appointed a Director of VHI Healthcare in March 2012 for a three year term ( 2012 – 2015 ) and was subsequently appointed as Chairman in September 2012 for the remainder of his term.  Martin was appointed as the Independent Non – Executive Director of the Interim Board of the Office of Government Procurement in May 2015.  Martin was appointed to the Board of the Health Information and Quality Authority in July 2015.
 

Kevin Prendergast, Chief Executive, joined IAASA in November 2016 from his role as Head of Enforcement with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, having been employed there since 2005.  Prior to that he worked in the Large Cases Division of the Revenue Commissioners and also has several years experience in the private sector including a number of years working in an audit firm.  Kevin is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

 

Deirdre Behan is a Principal Officer in the Revenue Commissioners. She currently leads a compliance District in Revenue’s Dublin Region. Previously she was responsible for corporation tax policy, legislation and interpretation in Revenue’s Business Taxes Division, and managed the Financial Services (Banking) District in the Large Cases Division.  Her career experience includes a secondment to the Department of Finance where she worked on policy development for the International Financial Services Centre.  Deirdre holds and M.Sc. in Taxation and is an Associate of the Irish Tax Institute. 

Mary Burke is Head of the Prudential Policy and Governance Division of the Central Bank of Ireland.   The Division is responsible for the development of policy for the prudential regulation of banking and insurance undertakings as well as corporate governance, auditing and accounting policy across financial services sectors and leads the Central Bank of Ireland’s engagement in European regulation and policymaking in these areas.  She has worked with the Central Bank since 1984 moving into financial services supervision in 1997.   Previous roles within the Central Bank have included Head of Banking Supervision and Head of Securities and Exchanges Supervision.   Mary is a Fellow of the ACCA.  

Marie Daly is Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and the in-house legal advisor with IBEC. She qualified as a solicitor in 1987, working initially in Dublin Corporation’s Law Department before joining the then Federation of Irish Employers in 1991 as an employment solicitor. She is also a member of the Company Law Review Group and the High Level Group on Business Regulation.

 

David Devlin was a partner in PwC in Dublin until 30 September 2012. He continued with the PwC global network for a further year, latterly as Leader, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for PwC’s network firms in Europe. David was a member of the EC European Corporate Governance Forum from 2005 to 2011. He is a past President of FEE, the European Federation of Accountants, having served two terms from 2002 to 2006.  He was for two terms a member of International Federation of Accountants’ (‘IFAC’) International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, which is responsible for the profession’s global Ethics Code. Previously he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, established to advise the EC, and of the Urgent Issues Task Force of the United Kingdom Accounting Standards Board (now Accounting Council of the FRC).  David has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the ICAI and with honorary life membership by both the ACCA in the UK and the ICPAI. He is a director of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin; a member of the Board of Management of CBC Monkstown; and chair of the European Corporate Governance Institute in Brussels.

 

Etain Doyle is an accountant and accredited executive coach with a varied portfolio including running a peer learning circle and coaching SME CEOs: Apart from Board membership of IAASA, she chairs the Business Leaders’ Forum of the ACCA, and serves as Director for the Association for Coaching Ireland. She is also as Director for a number of not-for-profits organisations.

 

Aileen O’Donoghue is Director of Strategy, Policy and Communications at the ISE. In addition, she is Chairperson of the IFSC Ireland Executive Committee. Prior to joining the ISE, Aileen was Director of Financial Services Ireland, the representative body for the Irish financial sector in IBEC. She has participated on a number of national and international bodies including the National Economic and Social Forum, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, the National Training Advisory Council and Skillnets.

 

Conor O’Mahony is currently a Principal Officer in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (‘ODCE’) where he has responsibility for matters relating to insolvent companies. He previously headed up the Small and Medium Enterprise Policy Unit in the Department and before that worked in the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners. Conor was a member of the Review Group on Auditing that led to the establishment of IAASA.