Gearóid O’Driscoll has been elected the new President of CPA Ireland at the AGM of members in Dublin.
The Bandon native has been an accountant in practice for over 40 years and is currently the senior director at ODM Accountants.
Addressing the members at the AGM, he called on the Government to fully commit to supporting regional growth if SMEs in Ireland are to continue to thrive noting that “the recently announced Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is welcome, but too restrictive to maximise its value.”
Gearóid became a member of CPA Ireland in 1980. He is also a member of the Irish Taxation Institute and holds a Degree in Commerce.
Gearóid has been an active member of the Institute’s SMP committee for many years and was co-opted to Council in September 2010.
Also, at the AGM, Áine Collins, was elected to the position of Vice President.
Áine served as a TD for the Cork North West constituency from 2011 to 2016 and was a member of the Joint Committee for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation during that time.