Our Team

Cathal Melia

Cathal Melia
Audit & Compliance 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


Catherine Clark
Head of Corporate Compliance

Catherine established and leads our Corporate Compliance Department which provides a wide range of services to both public and private companies.  Today, she and her team provide both compliance and consultancy services to over 1,000 companies.  Prior to joining the firm, she worked with Pearse Trust, Dublin and Pearse Trust International, London.  From Co. Westmeath, Catherine holds a Diploma in First-Line Management from the National College of Ireland and has completed various courses in Company Secretarial and Share Registration.

Catherine has extensive experience across a broad range of corporate compliance transactions.  Her expertise includes the following;

Provision of all forms of corporate compliance and related services including company incorporations, reorganisations & restructures, annual compliance & maintenance of statutory registers, compliance reviews and strike offs.

Advises clients on the practical implementation of Company Law and assists in the company secretarial issues arising out of reorganisations and entity simplifications.

Catherine is involved in identifying areas where a company's compliance requirements may be streamlined which includes the implementation of web hosted software and the electronic filing of returns.

Recent assignments include:

Preparation of share redemption.
Creation of group structures.
Voluntary Strike Offs

Email: mailto:cclarke@rbk.ie