Marcus Kelly FCA
Marcus Kelly FCA
Managing Director Executive Search

Marcus graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1988) and a Masters of Business Studies (1989). He then joined Arthur Andersen where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He spent five years with the firm before leaving in 1995, to enter the executive search industry as a specialist financial recruiter.

Marcus set up FK International in 1998 and leads our senior executive recruitment practice. His professional training and financial background combined with over fourteen years executive recruitment experience leave him uniquely placed to assist in the hiring of senior financial level personnel.

Marcus has successfully represented many leading MNC’s, Banks, Insurance and Financial Services companies and worked on high profile search assignments.

John Lawless
John Lawless
Division Director Industry & Commerce

John graduated from University College Dublin in 1993 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and later went on to complete an MBS in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining FK International, John was Financial Controller for one of the largest career consulting firms in the United States, and worked in executive search in a boutique financial search firm in San Francisco for a year and a half before returning to Ireland and joining FK International in 2004. John manages a team involved in the recruitment of accounting professionals at all levels within the Industry and Commerce sector.

Emer Murphy ACA, AITI
Emer Murphy ACA, AITI
Director Financial Services & Tax

Emer gained a BA (Accounting & Finance) and a MBS (Accounting) from Dublin City University before training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Consultant with KPMG. Post qualification she worked as Taxation Manager with two leading Irish companies before joining FK International in 2006.

Emer manages the Taxation and Financial Services (Accounting) divisions of FK International where she utilises her in depth knowledge of the Irish recruitment market together with her professional training and background to successfully recruit accounting and taxation professionals at all levels for her blue chip client base.

Niall O’Kelly ACA
Niall O’Kelly ACA
Director Newly Qualified Accountants

Niall graduated with BComm (Hons) from University College Dublin. He then joined PwC where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining FK International, Niall had roles as a credit analyst with a large financial institution and in financial reporting within the Investment Management industry.

Niall specialises in recruiting for recently qualified accountants in Industry, Financial Services and Public Practice.

Ger Buckley
Ger Buckley
Director Front Office, Treasury & Funds

Ger graduated from University College Dublin in 2006 with a B (agr) Sc in Agribusiness. Ger joined the graduate development programme in Anglo Irish Bank in 2006 working in commercial and corporate lending before joining Allied Irish Bank as a Corporate Banking Relationship Manager.

In 2011, Ger joined Wells Fargo as a Senior Portfolio Manager in Global Banking, managing relationships with top-tier European Corporates. Ger joined FK international in 2015.

Mark Baker ACA
Mark Baker ACA
Recruitment Manager Recently Qualified Accountants

Mark graduated with BA (Hons) from University College Dublin before completing a Professional Diploma in Accounting in Dublin City University. He then joined Deloitte where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining FK International, he worked in the portfolio & relationship management area of a large financial institution in the Banking sector. Mark specialises in recruiting for recently qualified accountants in Financial Services and all levels in Practice.

Neil Brown
Neil Brown
Senior Recruitment Consultant Funds, Operations & Treasury

Neil graduated with a BComm Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2005.  After moving to Ireland, he joined AIB in 2006 working in lending and credit management in the Business Banking and Enterprise Lending departments.  He then joined Ulster Bank where he managed portfolios in the Global Restructuring Group and Capital Resolution divisions.  Neil is QFA qualified and joined FK International in 2016.

Neil specialises in recruiting for candidates in Funds, Operations and Treasury.

Nicole O’Higgins
Nicole O’Higgins
Administrator Front Office

Nicole graduated with a BA in Hospitality Management from DIT in 2013. Nicole has previously worked in the Hospitality Industry in a Front of House capacity before joining FK International in July 2015.

Nicole now carries out a broad range of administrative tasks and supports the Recruitment Consultants in FK International.

Carla Bolger
Carla Bolger
Research & Recruitment Consultant Financial Services

Carla graduated from University College Dublin in 2016 with a BSocSc (Hons) in Social Science.

Within FK International, Carla is a Research and Recruitment consultant.

Cara Brophy
Cara Brophy
Manager Operations & Finance

Cara is qualified with a Marketing Degree and a Diploma in Accounting and Finance (ACCA), she has extensive experience within the area of General Management, Marketing, Operations and Finance.  

Cara has worked within a number of small companies, most recently within the area of Operations & Finance.

Judith Walsh
Judith Walsh
Financial Controller Company Accounts

Judith has extensive experience within Financial Management and Controls.  

Prior to joining FK International in 2003, Judith worked within the hospitality industry with a number of large national and multinational organisations.