Tilney Smith and Williamson, has appointed “highly experienced” business adviser John O’Callaghan as professional services managing partner in Ireland.
O’Callaghan joins the firm from BDO where he has been a partner since 2006. In his new role, he will lead the group’s professional services team in Ireland and focus on growing it through “organic growth, strategic hires and acquisitions.”
The firm said O’Callaghan succeeds Paul Wyse, who led the professional services team in Ireland since 2003. Wyse has been “instrumental” in the growth of the firm and in supporting the merger that brought Tilney together with Smith and Williamson.
He will continue to head up the firm’s advisory team in Dublin and, as part of the senior management team, he will support the firm’s “continuous” growth strategy.
Wyse said: “I am proud to have led Tilney Smith and Williamson’s professional services business in Ireland for the past 20 years and am delighted to welcome a business adviser of John’s calibre to lead the team into the next phase of our growth.
“The move will enable me to focus more directly on client servicing and developing new business opportunities for the firm in Ireland working with John and the wider team.”
O’Callaghan added: “Having set up my own firm in Australia and then built a very strong practice as a senior partner at BDO Ireland, I know first-hand the needs and expectations of ambitious and growth focused business leaders.
“The next phase of our growth following the re-brand to Evelyn Partners in the summer will focus on strategic hires and both organic growth and acquisitions. This is an exciting opportunity for both clients and talented business advisers to join a progressive firm.”
John’s appointment follows the recent appointment of Fiona Sweeney as chief executive officer of Smith and Williamson Investment Management (Europe) Limited (SWE), the Dublin based subsidiary of Tilney Smith and Williamson.