This event is designed to explore the career choices of some ACCA members, to generate debate with members and to assist in determining the range of career paths for ACCA members. Listen to the experience of panellists from industry and practice who have worked in a variety of roles and contemplate the options for your own career.
Experienced chief risk officer and head of compliance with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in governance, internal audit, risk management, compliance, and banking. Strong finance professional graduated 1st MSc Strategic Management and qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.
Orla is an ACCA global council member.
Aidan has worked for over 30 years in the insurance sector, with a broad range of domestic and international experience.
Having started his career with Irish Life, where he originally trained as an accountant, he was appointed to the role of group CFO in Aviva Ireland in 2008.
In 2013 he joined the board of New Ireland Assurance Company as an independent non-executive director, and in 2014 was appointed as CEO of SCOR Global Life Reinsurance in Ireland.
He has recently moved to Monument Insurance, owned by Monument Re Limited - a Bermuda based reinsurer established to operate as an asset intensive reinsurer and acquirer in Europe.
Aidan has led large teams of accounting, actuarial and IT development staff through significant challenges and periods of organisational change.
Orla has worked in financial services for 15+ years in fund accounting and financial reporting and audit and held a senior management position with JP Morgan Bank Ireland as head of financial reporting for their hedge fund business in Ireland until June 2015. Orla subsequently set up The Talent Coach Limited and worked as a coach, trainer and consultant delivering business to business services in the areas of performance management, performance coaching, coaching for results, management development, leadership, emotional intelligence and workplace behaviors.
Orla has just recently taken up a position with Grant Thornton Ireland (September 2018) in their new people and change consulting practice in Dublin.
Orla is also director of finance and operations for the International Coach Federation, a mentor on the Trinity College GradLink programme and a member of the business leaders panel for ACCA Ireland.