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EY Alumni Connect December 2022

By Marcus Gageby

Welcome to the latest edition of the EY Alumni Connect.

As we come to the end of 2022, I would like to start by wishing you and your families a Happy Christmas and New Year.

At EY, we have had an exciting year with 27 new equity partners joining the firm, the launch of our AI Labs and announcement of 900 new jobs in the next 12 months to support our continued growth and record revenue generation. We released EY Ireland's first Societal Impact report, you can read more about that below. Finally, in this edition of the EY Alumni Connect, I am delighted to feature 2018 alum, Karl Byrne. A near lifelong interest in sustainability has led Karl to his current role as VP of Climate Infrastructure at BlackRock Real Assets. You can read his full interview below.

As EY partner sponsor of our Alumni community, I’m interested in hearing your feedback on this initiative, on the topics you’d like us to cover and whether you would like to feature in our interview section. Please get in touch here.

Alumni Spotlight Interview

EY 2018 alumnus Karl Byrne talks about how “Ten Technologies to Save the Planet” changed his perspective on life and led him to his current position as VP of Climate Infrastructure at BlackRock Real Assets. Read Karl’s interview below.

Societal Impact Report 2022: Society, Prosperity and Planet

EY Ireland's first Societal Impact Report tells the story of how our purpose of building a better working world is being realised across the island of Ireland.

Key highlights include;

  • Six graduates from Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities now employed at EY
  • Twenty-three participants in EY Refugee Access Programme now employed at EY
  • In FY22, €340k raised for charity, including €35k for our charity partner Irish Cancer Society
  • Investing in social equity - 80% of our people completed inclusive leadership training last year.

As we continue to build on translating our purpose to action, we hope that EY's purpose has made an impact on the way that you work.

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Social Impact report

Other news from EY Ireland

25 years of EY Ireland Entrepreneur of the Year

25 years of EY Ireland Entrepreneur of the Year 

On 30 November, Martin McKay, Texthelp was crowned the 25th EY Ireland Entrepreneur of the Year. Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital learning and accessibility tools.

You can read more about this years' programme here. Nominations for the 2023 programme will open in January. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to

AI Labs

EY's AI Labs 

AI Labs helps businesses tap into the unlimited potential of today’s AI revolution. Through a structured process, we explore how tools such as big data, AI, robotics, smart automation, VR/AR and advanced analytics can meet clients' business challenges and innovate their business. Our AI Labs team supports clients with embedding and integrating these solutions into their business to bring about the desired business outcomes and real change.

You can read more about EY's AI Labs here.

If you are interested in reaching out to a member of EY's AI Labs team, please do respond to

Tickets to the Ballet

This festive season, we are delighted to be supporting the arts by sponsoring Ballet Ireland's Christmas production of Nutcracker Sweeties. We have limited tickets available for alumni at Bray on 23 December. Please do respond to if you would like to avail of this offer.

This year, we also signed a new 5 year sponsorship with UCD Rugby and have renewed our sponsorship of Hockey Ireland. You can find out more about EY's key sponsorships here.

What to look out for in 2023

  • EY Alumni week will take place May 15 – 19. We are looking forward to connecting with you during that time and featuring even more of our fantastic alumni community across EY channels.
  • In 2023, we are excited to be launching a Technology and Innovation campaign. Look out for EY on your TV screens as we produce the first EY Ireland TV advertising!
  • EY's annual CFO Summit will take place on March. Further details will be announced closer to the date. 

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