President, CPA Ireland
Áine Collins took office as the new President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland), at the conclusion of the 79th Annual General Meeting of Members on April 28th, 2021.
Áine has served as Vice President of CPA Ireland since May 2019, and was elected to the Council of CPA Ireland in November 2016.
She qualified as CPA in 1996 and is Director of Blueprint Consultancy, providing Financial and Strategic Business Advise across several sectors with vast expertise and experience in the SME sector from startups to growing established businesses internationally, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions.
Áine has held a variety of roles prior to her election at CPA Ireland. She has a passion for and track record of supporting businesses to meet the challenges and opportunities in managing and developing new business as well as supporting business owners and management teams with financial effectiveness and strategic focus.
From 2011 to 2016 Áine, was a Public Representative for the constituency of Cork North West and a Member of the Joint Committee for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Member of the Public Account Committee, and Chairperson on the SME group, contributing to the formation of government policy in these areas.
In addition, Áine is currently Chair of Dublin Chapter of the British Irish Trade Alliance (BITA) and is Chairperson and Director of the Cork Foundation. Áine is a member of the Institute of Directors, holding a Diploma in Company Direction and is also a business mentor with Enterprise Ireland and member of various Investment Evaluation panels.