O’Rourke, head of audit at KPMG in Ireland, replaces James Hunt, whose tenure as president came to an end of last week. At the institute’s AGM it was also announced that John Greely will succeed O’Rourke in 2005, following his appointment as deputy president.
O’Rourke said that during his presidency there were a two particular issues he would seek to highlight.
‘Firstly I want to make sure that our profession engages with Irish society and with Irish business in a more open and constructive manner,’ he said.
‘Secondly, I am keen to renew the promise of what financial audit can contribute to Irish companies and Irish business.’
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