Brian is a Partner in BDO's Corporate Finance & Recovery deparments having joined the firm in April 2012. He is one of the country’s leading insolvency practitioners with over 15 years specialised experience and has been involved with numerous high profile cases and clients.
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Brian has held a number of directorships including semi-state companies. He specialises in healthcare consulting and corporate recovery.
He has held a vast range of insolvency positions, including examiner, receiver manager and liquidator. He has dealt with various technical and emerging issues in his preparation and submission of liquidator’s reports to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement under Section 56 and S150 declarations.
Brian is also an experienced Examiner and has successfully restructured a number of medium-sized enterprises enabling them to trade out of their difficulties - in 2004 he was appointed Examiner by the High Court to a large construction company, which he successfully restructured under the Examinership legislation introduced in the Companies Act 1990.
Brian regularly undertakes a variety of assignments on behalf of clients in the healthcare sector. In 2009 and 2010 he worked with over 70 nursing homes preparing a cost model for each nursing home and negotiated rates with the National Treatment Purchase Fund for long term care. In 2007 Brian completed a Fair Price Calculation Model for Ireland on behalf of Age Action Ireland and published the Cost of Care Report, Ireland’s first authoritative Cost of Care Model for long term care in residential settings.
Brian was the 2009/10 President of ACCA Ireland and is a member of the ACCA’s global governing Council - a group of 36 elected members, all ACCA qualified, who collectively form the governing body that is responsible for ACCA strategy and ultimately accountable to members. He was re-elected to serve a second three year term in May 2009. Brian was elected in 2016 as the ACCA Global President.
Brian was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the National Asset Management Agency by the Minister of Finance in December 2009 for a four year term. Brian is a Director of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Foundation Body of Limerick Institute of Technology. He is the Chairperson of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).
Brian is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Brian is a member of the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies - Ireland (CCAB-I (Insolvency)), a member of the London Court of Arbitration, a member of the Turnaround Management Association and The Institute for Turnaround.