Military precision

After 20 years in the army and 11 years in the Taxation Institute, the chief executive of Chartered Accountants Ireland has the discipline and knowledge to get things done

23rd January, 2010

The new €46 million headquarters of Chartered Accountants Ireland (The Institute) has everything from high-spec canteens to major conference facilities - but chief executive Pat Costello has to do without his own office in the Dublin building.

‘‘The whole place is entirely open plan, no one has their own office,” said Costello, pointing out his standard-issue desk on the building’s fourth floor. ‘‘We have a policy of transparency around here.”...

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