History of the Institute

The Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA) was formed on 1st March 2006 following a merger of the memberships of the Institute of Management Consultants in Ireland (IMCI) and the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institute of Business Advisers (IBA).

The IMCI was originally set up in Ireland in the late 1960s as a branch of the UK-based Institute of Management Consultants to provide a forum for the advancement of management consulting as an identifiable profession. Having experienced strong growth in subsequent decades, the IMCI was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 1981 and separated from the UK IMC to become an autonomous Institute for the profession in Ireland on 1st January 1995.

The IBA was set up in Ireland in 1998 to service the needs of the Business Advisory Community, public and private. It operated as a Regional branch of the IBA in the UK and cooperated closely with the branch in Northern Ireland.

PeriodPresidentLarge PracticeKey Milestones

2016

Kim McClenaghan

PwC

2015

Jim Fitzsimons

2013-14 (2 years)

Gerard Daly

2012

Miriam Ahern

2011

Tony O'Brien

Grant Thornton
2010 Ken Germaine
2009 Veronica Rahneberg Fujitsu
2008 Wille Maxwell
2007 David Duffy Prospectus ICMCI International Conference held in Dublin September 2007
2006 Eoin O'Shea IMCA formed from merger with IBA March 2006
2005 Paraic Hegarty Deloitte
2004 Myles O'Reilly
2002-03 (18 mnths.) Gerry O'Carroll
2000-02 (2 years) Gerry McLarnon
1999-2000 Tom Moriarty PA
1998-99 Monica Flood
1997-98 Mahon Murphy Deloitte
1996-97 Roy Hanan PwC
1995-96 Pat Gillen IMCI a full member of ICMCI July 1995
1994-95 Michael Counahan IMCI an independent institute January 1995
1993-94 Barry Kenny PA
1992-93 David Duffy Prospectus
1991-92 Brendan O'Connor Deloitte
1990-91 Ken Ryan SKC (now KPMG)
1987-90 (2 years) Charles Hancock
1985-87 (2 years) Denis Connolly
1983-85 (2 years) Kieran O'Broin
1981-83 (2 years) Michael Spellman SKC (now KPMG) IMCI a company limited by guarantee 1981
1979-81 (2 years) Glen Meiklejohn PA
IMC set up as a branch of the UK IMC in Ireland in the late 1960s.

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