21 June 2023
By Tom Collins
James Fox, ACA, Indirect Tax Director at EY Ireland has been appointed Chairperson of the Cork Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland. James was voted in as Chair for the coming year at the society’s recent Annual General Meeting. He succeeds Ray Egan of PwC in the role.
Commenting on his appointment James Fox said, “It is a privilege to be elected Chair and I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent Cork Society members over the coming year. My ambition is to be an advocate for the numerous skills and experience that Chartered Accountants contribute to the wider community and to support the promotion of the next generation of Chartered Accountants in an ever-changing world.”
“My key focus for the year is to work with the great team at CAI to continue to raise the profile of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Cork Society and to encourage new talent into the profession through our engagement with second and third level students.”
“We will be building on the success of our established events, such as Christmas Lunch and Daffodil Day, by expanding into a range of networking, supporting continuous professional development and family events across Cork City and into regional locations. I am passionate about supporting all our members, including smaller practices, and we have great plans to develop a broad range of events to appeal and engage with our members across the board. I look forward to connecting with as many of the Cork Society members as possible and to running several new, exciting events, both virtually and in person throughout 2023/2024”.
James Fox is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has worked in practice for 13 years. Originally from Kildorrery in North Cork, he was educated in Mitchelstown CBS before proceeding to the University of Limerick and graduating in Law and Accounting. James obtained a Masters in Accounting at Dublin City University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013, having trained in KPMG. James relocated to Cork in 2015 and joined the EY Indirect Tax team, leading the Munster region from an Indirect Tax perspective. James is also a member of the Irish Tax Institute.
The Chartered Accountants Cork Society has over 2,500 members working in the city and county. Its role is to represent local members as well as to assist the members in professional development. The society also assists in ongoing contributions to the local community such as their events organised recently for the Irish Cancer Society and Edel House.