Eamonn Siggins is chief executive of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland). He previously served as a Technical Adviser for the IFAC Board from 2005 to 2011. Prior to this, he served as a Technical Adviser to two separate chairs of the IFAC Education Committee, the predecessor to the International Accounting Education Standards Board.
Mr. Siggins was elected Chairman of the Edinburgh Group in 2016. He was Secretary to the Edinburgh Group from 2004 to 2010 and has represented CPA Ireland within the Edinburgh Group since its formal establishment.
Prior to joining CPA Ireland, Mr. Siggins retired, with the rank of Captain, from the Irish Defence Forces after 14 years of service in a number of appointments in Ireland and with the United Nations peace keeping force in Lebanon.
Mr. Siggins is an Honours Graduate in Legal Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway, holds post graduate qualifications in Leadership and in Strategy and Innovation. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.