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Management Team

Kevin Prendergast - Chief Executive

Kevin 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.


Sinéad Boyle - Head of Conduct & Legal Services

Sinéad is responsible for the development of the Conduct Unit in IAASA and also provides in-house legal advice on all aspects of IAASA’s work.  She is also IAASA’s nominated member of the Company Law Review Group.  Sinéad came to IAASA from a similar role in CORU - a Health and Social Care Professionals regulator.  Sinéad is a solicitor with significant dispute resolution experience in private practice including a top 5 law firm. Prior to that, Sinéad worked for several government Departments advising on policy and drafting legislation.


Lisa Campbell - Head of Audit Quality Unit

Lisa is responsible for the quality assurance of public interest entity auditors and audit firms and for adopting the Auditing Framework for all statutory audits in Ireland. Lisa is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and  joined IAASA in 2015. Prior to this, Lisa spent 12 years with PwC providing audit services. Lisa also acted as examiner and moderator for Chartered Accountants Ireland for several years, in the Auditing Cap 2 exam, the Auditing FAE Elective and FAE Core examination.


Eileen Townsend - Head of Regulatory & Monitoring Supervision

Eileen is responsible for the supervision of the regulatory activities of the eight prescribed accountancy bodies. Eileen joined IAASA in 2006, working as a project manager in the Financial Reporting Quality unit.  Eileen previously worked as a lecturer in accounting and auditing in Dublin City University and as an assistant audit manager with PwC, Dublin.


Fergal Ó Briain - Secretary and Head of Finance & Administration

Fergal is a professional accountant and has been employed in the public service since 1987.  Throughout his career he has worked in various Government Departments, the Local Government Management Agency, and a State funded private entity.  Fergal is a member of the Irish Tax Institute, and holds other qualifications in ICT and in management.  He has been Head of Finance & Administration with IAASA since its establishment, and was appointed as Secretary to the Board in 2015.


Note: the post of Head of Financial Reporting Quality is currently vacant