On the move: appointments update 25.01.18

By Business & Finance
25 January 2018
Mark Walsh, Managing Director, Eugene F. Collins

In association with Next Generation, Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Eugene F. Collins, Because Ireland, Amryt Pharma, MC2 Accountants, Smith & Williamson and Invigors.

Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh, Managing Partner
Eugene F. Collins

Eugene F. Collins has appointed Mark Walsh as Managing Partner of the firm for an initial three-year period. Mark who has been with the firm since 2001 took up the new post in January.

Mark was previously Head of Property & Construction Group and has been a Partner with the firm since 2005, specialising in commercial property. Mark has worked on transactions such as the purchase of Westport House and acts for a number of key retail clients such as JD Sports, Zara, Marks & Spencer and the Tifco Hotel Group.


Gavin Coffey

Gavin Coffey, Global Digital Director
Because Ireland

Dublin-based creative experiences agency Because Ireland has announced the appointment of Gavin Coffey as Global Digital Director.

Gavin joins Because with a strong digital background amassed at agencies including Drury | Porter Novelli, Teneo PSG and Thinkhouse. He has created and implemented digital, social media and PR strategies for some of Ireland’s biggest brands, including Vodafone Ireland, Heineken and Three Mobile.


Derval O’Carroll

Derval O’Carroll, Head of Regulatory Affairs
Amryt Pharma

Amryt Pharma announced the appointment of Derval O’Carroll as Head of Regulatory Affairs.

Derval has over 25 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Amryt, Derval was Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs for the NASDAQ-listed rare diseases company Retrophin Inc., where she provided regulatory, strategic and operational input to product teams managing Retrophin’s development-stage and commercial products. Before that, Derval worked for 11 years as a Managing Consultant at Real Regulatory Ltd, a consultancy specialising in European regulatory affairs, quality management systems and supply chain operations compliance.


Pamela Murphy

Pamela Murphy, Partner
MC2 Accountants

MC2 Accountants, a Cork-based accountancy firm, has announced the appointment of Pamela Murphy as Partner at the firm.

Pamela is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Irish Tax Institute. She is also a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Jim McCarthy of MC2 Accountants commented on the announcement: “When Sean and I established MC2 Accountants, a key part of our vision was to surround ourselves with a team that would deliver excellence and expertise to our clients across our full range of services. Pamela has been instrumental in all that we have achieved so far and we are delighted to have her on board as a Partner.”


Stephen Scott (middle)

Stephen Scott, Director, Restructuring and Recovery Services
Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson have announced that Stephen Scott will be joining the firm as a Director in the Restructuring and Recovery Services (RRS) Department.

Stephen commented “I am delighted to join the Smith & Williamson RRS team. Combining my skill set with the strength and breadth of experience at Smith & Williamson should leave us particularly well placed to assist clients in a changing environment. Smith & Williamson are among the top firms when it comes to corporate recovery and restructuring and I am looking forward to working with such an excellent team of professionals.”


Kieran O’Brien

Kieran O’Brien, Network Member for Ireland

Invigors EMEA LLP has appointed Kieran O’Brien as Network Member for Ireland.

Kieran was Operations Director at Cisco Capital EMEAR and joined the firm as an associate in December 2017, based out of Dublin, Ireland. After a highly successful year working with captive and vendor clients across Europe, he is moving the business into its next phase of development with the establishment of Invigors Ireland, for which he is the EMEA Network Member.

Chris Boobyer, Senior Partner at Invigors, said: “Kieran’s wealth of experience and expertise in captive and vendor finance operations has proved to be an asset to the business and our clients. We are delighted to recognise this through his appointment as Network Member for Ireland and believe that he will continue to add strength and depth to our capabilities here in EMEA as well as across the wider Alta Group.”