I am honoured to take on the role of president of the IACT in 2020. As the IACT enters its 34th year, the corporate treasury profession in Ireland is as vibrant and strong as ever. I am passionate about our profession and the increasing role we are playing within our organisations. As treasury professionals we interact with many stakeholders, both within and outside our business. The environment in which we operate is uncertain and volatile, regulatory requirements are evolving across banking and funding, how we manage cash and make payments is changing, technology provides great opportunities and challenges. We need to stay informed of these and many other issues. The ability to interact and network with our peers provides opportunities to discuss, support and advance solutions.
As president I will look to promote our organisation to foster links with other associations and promote networking opportunities for our members. As a member of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) and the International Group of Treasury Associations (IGTA) we will continue to ensure that the IACT’s members are informed on technical issues and developments that may impact them today and in the future.
Having worked in corporate treasury for 20 years, the network of contacts that I have been able to develop over that time has been a valuable resource in my role as a treasurer as well as an enjoyable aspect of working as a corporate treasurer. I have built up a network of professional contacts and developed strong relationships, many of these through IACT events.
President IACT 2020