Our Team

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Colm O'Grady
Partner

Colm became a partner in 2000 and was promoted to Managing Partner of Athlone in 2007.  He brings over 10 years international industry experience having held the position of Financial Controller in both a manufacturing and a publishing company.

Being a partner in our Audit and Advisory practice, Colm's focus include corporate finance, company reorganisation, management development and systems selection, along with developing the management consultancy services in the firm.  Colm has extensive experience in international client services, involving Group Reporting, International Audit Clearance, and advising on Group Strategic outlooks.

Email: cogrady@rbk.ie

  Brian Feeney
Audit & Business Advisory Partner

An Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Brian's expertise is in the provision of assurance and business advisory services to a client portfolio which includes large international and indigenous companies operating in Ireland and a number of high profile brands many of which have a global dimension.  Specialist sectors include information technology, gaming, medtech, insurance, manufacturing and food. 

Brian is a founding member of Russell Brennan Keane's International Desk which manages foreign direct investment enquiries. 

From Athlone, Brian has previously worked with Arthur Andersen and KPMG and is an Economics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.

In addition to considerable audit and assurance advisory expertise, Brian also has considerable experience across a broad range of projects for large corporate groups including:

  • Significant experience in assisting Foreign Direct Investment companies setting up operations in Ireland
  • Performed Due Diligence for multinational companies across multiple jurisdictions including BRICS and EMEA countries.
  • Scope and implementation of non-disclosure corporate structures
  • Numerous corporate re-organisations and restructures
  • Set-up and coordinated interim secondment solutions for multinationals and foreign direct investment companies. 
 

Email: bfeeney@rbk.ie

Cathal Melia Cathal Melia
Audit & Business Advisory Partner

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Cathal joined the firm in 2002 as an Audit Manager. 

With over 16 years experience in audit, compliance and related services, Cathal specialist sectors include manufacturing, Credit Unions and software development. 

From Galway, Cathal has previously worked with Ernest & Young and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Higher Diploma in Education from NUIG. Cathal has also recently obtained a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Cathal works predominantly on a mid-large range of corporate clients, which in many circumstances have an international dimension. His current client portfolio includes Steripack; Irish Casing Company; Abbott Medical Employee Benefit Scheme, Channel Mechanics, Western Automation and Asset InterTech.

In addition to considerable audit and assurance advisory expertise, Cathal also has considerable experience across a broad range of projects for large corporate groups including:

  • Financial due diligence
  • Intellectual property ownership structures
  • Scope and implementation of non-disclosure corporate structures
  • Corporate re-organisations and restructures
  • Export focused structures
  • Foreign branch set-up

Email: cmelia@rbk.ie