mike mckerr
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Mike McKerr

Ernst & Young — Ireland (EY Ireland) Chairperson

Innovative business developer. Compassionate leader. Advocate for diverse and inclusive work space.

Mike is Chairperson for EY Ireland and a member of the UK & Ireland Leadership team. With more than 26 years of work experience at EY, he worked in the US, UK and Irish practices.

Having started his career in Audit, Mike moved into Transaction Advisory post qualification and created a market-leading business in Northern Ireland. He built a strong reputation for executing complex transactions locally, in Great Britain, Ireland and Europe for a range of corporate and private equity businesses.

Admitted as a transaction advisory partner in 1997, Mike became Managing Partner Belfast in 2002 before becoming Head of Markets Ireland in 2007. He took on the Country Managing Partner role in 2009 and oversaw a period of immense growth for the Irish practice despite the challenging economic conditions. He stepped down as Managing Partner in 2018 to become Chairperson.

How Mike is building a better working world

"I have successfully led the business through and out of a recession, building a brand now recognised as a leader for exceptional client service, innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship. Having a clear vision to generate market-leading growth and service for EY, I reached my growth ambitions for EY through the pride, belief and confidence of EY people.

I am extremely passionate about my work here and enjoy the fact that I am responsible for all the people at EY Ireland. It’s not just about those individuals for me — it’s about their families and their careers."

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