BDO in Ireland appoints Derek Henry as Head of Tax

27 May 2022

BDO in Ireland, Ireland’s leading Audit, Tax, Advisory and Consultancy firm, has announced the appointment of Derek Henry as its new Head of Tax. As Ireland’s tax practice leader, Derek’s new role will see him build on the success of the team to date and continue to respond to our clients needs across the tax service offering which includes Financial Services, Transfer Pricing, Customs and International Trade, R&D tax credits, Employment Taxes and Private Clients.   

Derek has over 20 years’ experience as a tax advisor, specialising in corporate tax with a particular focus on commercial and residential property. He also has extensive experience in tax based corporate funding (EIIS), R&D tax credits and Intellectual Property Regimes.

Derek joined BDO in Ireland in 2006 as a Tax Manager before being selected to join the partnership in 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance, an MBS in Accounting from DCU and a Diploma in Legal Studies from the King’s Inns. He also has a certificate Real Estate Economics and Finance.

Derek succeeds Ciarán Medlar following 13 years in the role. Ciaran will continue in his role as Partner in charge of the Private Clients Tax practice.

Commenting on the appointment of Derek Henry as Head of Tax, Managing Partner of BDO in Ireland, Michael Costello, said:

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Henry as the new Head of Tax at BDO in Ireland. Derek brings a wealth of experience to this role, having been instrumental in the recent expansion of the tax offering. We have a highly skilled tax team advising our clients across a range of industry sectors and have ambitious plans to grow the practice in the coming years. I look forward to seeing this team thrive under Derek’s leadership.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Derek Henry said:

“I’m excited to take on the role of Head of Tax at BDO in Ireland and to build on the strong market position we have successfully established in the sector. We have a talented team of diverse, client focused, and technically strong tax experts across various specialist areas. Each of our specialist areas provide clients with the advice, information,  and compliance services they need to keep abreast of key changes relevant to their business. I look forward to working with our team to advise our great clients on how to solve the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities facing their organisation.”