Niall May has officially assumed the role of Managing Partner at RSM Ireland. Niall succeeds John Glennon, who was one of the founding partners and under his leadership RSM became one of Ireland’s Top 10 accounting firms. John Glennon will remain with the firm as Head of Strategy and a Board Member.

Niall’s appointment as Managing Partner follows the recent announcement of a major strategic investment in RSM Ireland and the purchase of the Board Member’s shareholdings by RSM UK, which will expedite the firm’s ability to create long-term growth and drive increased competition in the professional services sector in Ireland. 

RSM Ireland remains an independent Member Firm of RSM International which saw record year-on-year growth in revenue of 16% with global revenues of US$9.4 billion for the 12 months to December 2023, and a 13% increase in global headcount. Over the same period, RSM Ireland achieved revenue and people growth of 19% and 21% respectively.

Niall May takes on the critical role of leading the firm’s future growth journey, with a plan to accelerate the firm’s investment in its service offerings, increase opportunity for its people, strengthen its market share and focus on becoming the leading advisers of choice to the middle market. A partner and Head of Audit in RSM Ireland for almost 10 years, Niall has more than 25 years’ experience in professional services and brings with him a wealth of experience.

Niall May, Managing Partner of RSM Ireland, said: “RSM Ireland has evolved and grown significantly as a firm since I joined it 10 years ago, and the recent strategic investment from RSM UK will accelerate our growth plans for the future. I am delighted to be taking over as Managing Partner as we embark upon this exciting phase for the firm. With our increasingly diverse service offering, and our global vision backed by local knowledge, we are confident that we will strengthen our position in the marketplace whilst also providing an attractive alternative for business leaders.” 

John Glennon, founding and now former Managing Partner of RSM Ireland, said; “Through all of the challenges and uncertainty posed by global events in the last number of years, and as a result of our client focused approach, RSM Ireland has continued to grow and diversify. After almost 40 years at the helm, I am delighted to pass the leadership brief over to Niall May, who has been such an integral part of that growth journey. Together, we look forward to building on the progress already achieved and to work with our clients to anticipate the challenges of tomorrow to bring long-term value today.”

RSM Ireland is a member of RSM International - the sixth largest network of assurance, tax and consulting firms globally.