Welcome to the member directory – full members section
Search the profiles of thirty plus full members of CAIM, each with deep sectoral and functional experience and knowledge.
Select an expert by Industry / Sector, Role / Function, or search by name or subject. Then contact the member by private email or phone. Alternatively, contact one of the six coordinators who will assist in finding a preferred member.
Full members can be available on either an interim or part-time basis.
The first 20 years of a professional career in auditing and consulting were spent in working mainly with family businesses of all sizes until I joined Grant Thornton in Johannesburg. This change brought me into the management of a large audit firm when I became a senior partner and partners elected me to the Exco and Policy Board. My focus was to attract a German-speaking clientele to the firm and also to manage the national IT function besides the regular auditing work of an audit partner. I left auditing in 2009.
Since then I have been involved in professional work in ethics and conduct of professional accountants assisting the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors to promote the code of conduct/ethics in the profession. My services extend to members of ethics committees, disciplinary committees and investigation committees in those organisation. During 2018 I assisted “The SAICA Independent Inquiry Into The Conduct Of Certain Members Of The South African Institute Of Chartered Accountants Employed By KPMG” in the application of the Code of Conduct to and in the guidance of the panel members during the hearings. Currently, I am a member of the Appeal Panel of CAI.
There are three areas of focus in my activities, based on my specific experiences and competence:
(1) Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance – Non-listed entities can benefit from the advice in this area of business activities. My experience in working with many family businesses from startup to execution of a planned exit strategy and all the other governance and control activities in between, have provided me with much insight into the service a family owned business requires. For six years I was NED of a family business that grew in that period from a small manufacturing company to one of the leading suppliers in mining equipment for South African mines.
(2) Business ethics – Increasingly businesses have to engage more effectively with ethical conduct in response to demands from the public. Ethical behaviour forms a critical aspect of the necessity of avoiding reputational damage. I have developed value statements, vision and missions plans for many different organisations from NGOs, to family businesses, to professional partnerships. I also supported many Chartered Accountants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Code of Ethics which is binding for the profession. I published many professional articles on professional conduct.
(3) Non-Executive directorship – A board of directors, functioning in compliance with appropriate corporate governance, is an essential element for a successful company. I have been a Non-Executive director of listed companies and chaired audit committees and supported other statutory Board Committees.
I am fully bilingual in German and English and able to work in either language at professional levels.
I help organisations with Financial control, corporate governance compliance and business process redesign
function effectively and profitably.
Penelope Kenny is an executive and CFO, she specialises in Financial control, corporate governance, business transformation and change management. Penelope has over 20 years experience as a Financial controller and management consultant to listed companies and public sector organisations. She has held an extensive range of key positions in the financial services industry. She has recently been appointed to two large state Boards. She is outgoing Board member, Treasurer, and Head of the Finance and Audit committee of a large Housing Association, with assets of over 600M. She is a member of the Institute of Directors. She holds a recent Masters Degree in Cultural Policy and Arts management from University College Dublin in December 2014 her book on Corporate Governance was published by the Chartered Accountants Ireland.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Penelope was a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants – the governing and strategy body for all Irish Chartered accountants. She has been Chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants, a body of over 6000 members; Ms Kenny has direct experience in Financial services, Banking, Chartered accounting and Management consulting.
Corporate Finance Professional and Chief Financial Officer offering over 17 years of accounting and strategic finance experience, primarily within the technology sector, having started my career with KPMG. Demonstrated ability to provide financial and operational input and support for senior management through all stages of the business life cycle, by developing, executing, monitoring and clearly communicating the company’s strategic plan. A project management focus to all aspects of work, excellent inter-personal and communication skills building a consensus-driven approach.
Corporate Finance/Funding: Advised on the fundraising of €30 million for 30 early stage technology companies over a 7 year period, both initial and follow-on funding from venture, private investors, government agencies and financial institutes, from initial introductions through to close. Preparation of investment documents including financial projections and presentation materials for fundraisings. Accomplished in deal structuring, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and managing the investment legal process.
Acquisition Due Diligence: Lead role within the management team of an Irish company responsible for its successful acquisition by NASDAQ listed company. Managed the finance, accounting and tax due diligence process for 3 months to final close, and the on-going post-acquisition integration process of the finance function.
Financial and Strategic Planning: Senior role in financial and operational planning and development the financial models to assist in funding and the internal planning process. Supporting management through all stages of the business life cycle, by developing, executing, monitoring and clearly communicating the company’s strategic plan.
30 years of executive level financial management and consulting experience, working internationally with multi-nationals, private companies and the public sector.
I assist businesses with a range of financial management services, delivering a hands-on approach to strategic planning, business plan preparation, financial modelling, financial reporting, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, development of management information systems, restructuring, due diligence and the development of alternative business strategies. Work locations are flexible, both within Ireland and internationally.
Kevin McHugh is an experienced Chief Risk Officer with over twenty four years C suite international experience through the cycle in governance, compliance and risk management. With a proven track record in complex corporate environments, Kevin has acted as a Company Director and Leadership Team member, has chaired the Risk Management Committee of a credit institution, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment
Kevin has lectured for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and spoken at conferences Ireland, the UK, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Smart-21 is dedicated to helping you succeed at work & business whether as an ambitious individual or forward thinking small to medium business.
Our aim in working with you is to:
Give you more time to focus on developing your business
Make your business more efficient
Make your business more profitable.
We offer the following to SME owners:
Taking a holistic view of your business to identify opportunities for growth, performance improvement & development.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Helping you develop, enhance or renew your financial & management systems leading to the smooth running of & effective information about your business.
BUSINESS SKILLS COACHING
Working with you to develop your business, management, financial & soft-skills.
Helping you tell your story to enhance your business profile.
A Chartered Accountant I also have a Diploma in Management from the Irish Management Institute. I am an accredited Greenbelt in Lean Six Sigma. My degree is in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. In addition, I was involved with the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society Committee, serving as Chairman.
John is the principal at John D. Mc Kenna & Co. Limited which he founded in 2013
For the last 15 years John has held various roles as chief financial officer within owner managed companies in industry predominantly in the property and healthcare space. Roles fundamentally involved streamlining and managing the finance functions, however a significant amount of time was concentrated on acquisition opportunities, completing due diligences, compiling business plans, sourcing appropriate finance and ensuring all deals were completed successfully.
John has project managed deals in the property, retail, healthcare, professional services, insurance and waste to energy areas sourcing private investors and bank debt funding to help grow SMEs and owner managed businesses.
‘whether you want to buy or sell all or part of a business, put together a management buy-out, raise finance for a new project, or you have a business that is experiencing financial difficulties, I can provide a solution’
CAIM is a co-operative network of independent Chartered Accountants helping enterprises and business fill interim roles from FD to CEO or General Manager, manage fundraising projects or offer advice on matters of corporate governance. Are you a CEO or Board Chairman with: * an unplanned senior staffing shortfall, * mission critical issues to resolve or * you need to assess an unexpected opportunity? If yes, then See Members Bios and choose a specialist.
Chartered Accountant Interim Managers
c/o Chartered Accountant House 47 Pearse Street Dublin 2