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Meet and Mingle with Feargal and Brian (Leadership Team at CA Ireland)
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Meet and Mingle with Feargal and Brian (Leadership Team at CA Ireland)

 Export to Your Calendar 3/11/2019
When: Monday, March 11, 2019
6:00 PM
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Shoreline Lake Bistro & Boathouse
3160 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, California  94043
United States
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Members of all Institutes are invited to a hosted networking reception to honor the visit of Irish CA President, Feargal McCormack and Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy and Taxation. Attached are Brain and Feargal’s profiles. Brian is a recognized expert on Brexit and a frequent speaker on the topic. 

Brian and Feargal will facilitate discussions on topics such as:

·         European Tax Trends

·         The Impact of Brexit 

·         The Digital Tax Debate in Europe

·         Some Tax Policy responses on the Island of Ireland

So, bring your questions! 

Any questions, feel free to call Neil Kapur at 925-963-8546

We look forward to seeing you

Feargal McCormack - Profile

Feargal McCormack FCA, is currently President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having held previous roles with Chartered Accountants Ireland, including Chairman of the Ulster Society in 2002 and is Managing Director of PKF-FPM Accountants, an award winning pro-active all-island accountancy and business advisory practice with offices on both sides of the border.

On 26 September 2018, Feargal McCormack was awarded Managing Partner of the year at the British Accountancy Awards 2018 in London, and was commended “for going above and beyond by demonstrating the highest level of innovation, business strategy and quality of service”.

On 6 July 2018, Ulster University awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Feargal “for his commitment to civic society through business, economic, social and community development in Ireland”.

In June 2012, Feargal McCormack received the prestigious All-Ireland Award from the Institute of Management Consultants NI Region and the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors (Ireland) in recognition “of his significant contribution to business and public life in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland over the past 20 years.” 

Under his leadership, PKF-FPM (which he founded in 1991) has grown significantly in its size and influence.  It now operates out of 5 locations with over 120 employees across the Island of Ireland and has won many national and regional awards.

Feargal is currently a Visiting Professor at Ulster University Business School, a Patron of Special Olympics Ireland and Chairman of the GAA Audit and Risk Committee.  In the past he has acted as a non Executive Director of InterTradeIreland, Newry & Mourne Health & Social Services Trust, and Chairman of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development in addition to being a member of the Management Committee of the GAA at Croke Park. 

He is very active in his local community, holding a number of leadership roles.  Feargal has attended White House events in the past as an invitee of the late US Ambassador to Ireland Mr Dan Rooney.

Contact – Feargal McCormack, PKF-FPM, Dromalane Mill, The Quays, Newry, Co. Down

Ph +44 -28 3026 1010, f.mccormack@pkffpm.com

 

Brian Keegan – profile

Brian Keegan BA FITI PhD is Director of Public Policy and Taxation with Chartered Accountants Ireland. 

Chartered Accountants Ireland (the Institute) is a membership body representing over 27,000 influential members throughout the globe with members working in senior positions in practice and industry. There are over 700 Institute members living and working in the US.  Brian leads the Institute’s public comment, information provision and representations work in both public policy and taxation and is well known in Ireland as a contributor in these areas.  His academic research interest area is the behavioural response of business to taxation policies, which was the topic of his PhD thesis.

As the Institute’s spokesman, he is a frequent media contributor in Ireland, the UK and further afield.  He has a weekly opinion column with the Sunday Business Post newspaper, and a fortnightly analysis column with the Irish Examiner newspaper.  Brian is a robust defender of Irish tax sovereignty and the country’s Foreign Direct Investment incentive policies.  He has offered public comment in support of US investment interests in Europe, notably challenging the EU position on State Aid through the tax system (the Apple case) and in opposition to EU proposals on Digital Tax.

Brian has given evidence to parliamentary committees in London, Belfast and Dublin on cross border tax issues, tax devolution, Brexit and other tax policy matters. In 2018 he was commissioned by the Public Accounts Committee of the Irish Parliament to carry out a study of Ireland’s Corporation Tax system, with particular reference to the foreign tax credit and cross border aspects.

Brian has regular engagement with Members of the European Parliament and with EU officials on taxation and other policy matters, notably Brexit.  He liaises on behalf of the Institute with a number of diplomatic missions to Ireland and has also worked on projects in conjunction with Irish diplomatic missions abroad.  He serves on the HM Revenue & Customs Steering Group in Whitehall to convey issues of concern to Institute members in Northern Ireland.

In 2015, Brian met with US Treasury Officials in Washington for discussions on the respective tax regimes from an industry perspective, and briefed Treasury Officials on (what were then) recent EU developments.  This engagement has continued with subsequent meetings with US Treasury International Tax Counsel, and he works closely with his counterparts in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

 

Contact – Brian Keegan, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Ph +353-87 2347 329, brian.keegan@charteredaccountants.ie

 

 

 

 

 

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