Meet Our Team
Tom is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and authorised by the FSA to conduct designated investment business. He has over 25 years of corporate finance experience and in that period has advised on many high profile acquisitions and disposals and been appointed to some of Northern Ireland’s largest insolvency cases. Tom leads our client services providing hands on practical advice throughout all stages of a project.
Scott is a Director in our Corporate Restructure team where he has a considerable wealth of experience managing some of our largest and most complex restructuring and insolvency assignments. Scott has a number of accreditations including being a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a FCA approved person, a Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and a BSc in Accounting from Queens University Belfast. Scott joined the Firm from Deloitte LLP where he trained within the Audit and Corporate Finance departments.
Thomas is a Director within the Personal Insolvency team and joined Keenan CF having previously trained with a Big 4 accountancy firm, before moving to the Insolvency Service where he acted as Deputy Official Receiver for 5 years. During his time with the OR he oversaw the investigation and administration of Bankruptcy and Compulsory Winding Up cases. Thomas has managed some of the major bankruptcy cases in Northern Ireland since joining Keenan CF and provided strategic advice to creditors in pre and post enforcement scenarios to include major asset tracing assignments. Thomas holds an Insolvency Practitioners License and has developed Keenan CF as one of the foremost firms for personal debt advice in the province.
John leads our CF Advisory team offering the full range of corporate finance services to local businesses of all sizes. He has 18 years of experience gained in Big 4, Corporate & Investment Banking and boutique investment and advisory environments in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. John has a track record of originating, structuring and executing transactions in particular within the Private Equity, Corporate & Leveraged Finance space. He maintains an established network within Equity and Debt markets across Ireland, the UK and Europe He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a BCom (Hons) in Business Studies & Accountancy from Edinburgh University.
Ian joined Keenan CF in June 2021 and is a Chartered Accountant and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, with 10 years’ restructuring and insolvency experience. He typically advises lenders in relation to their non-performing loans and assists underperforming businesses with turnaround strategies. He also has significant experience of investigations and recovering dissipated assets, including tracing assets to offshore jurisdictions and realising assets subject to freezing orders.
Emma-Louise is a Chartered Accountant having trained with PwC. Emma-Louise has a BCs (Hons) in Accounting from Queens University Belfast and a MSc (Hons) in Advanced Accounting from University of Ulster. Emma-Louise works in our Corporate Finance Advisory team and has experience across a range of corporate finance services including financial modelling, corporate acquisitions and disposals, finance raising, preparation of business plans and financial due diligence. She has worked with a variety of clients from fast-growing start-ups to large corporates and global investment banks.
Sophie has experience in all aspects of Insolvency but mainly specialises in Personal Insolvency. Sophie is responsible for all asset tracing assignments within Keenan CF and has significant experience in searching local, national and international databases. Sophie holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Finance from Queens University Belfast and is a Chartered Accountant with CAI. Sophie joined the Keenan CF team in January 2012.
Chris joined Keenan CF from PwC in September 2020 and is a Chartered Accountant with over 6 years in Insolvency and Restructuring. Chris has a First Class Honours degree in Finance from Queen’s University, Belfast. With significant first-hand experience in advising local businesses facing financial difficulties and cash flow troubles, he has assisted on the restructuring of various businesses working closely with company senior management teams, collaborating with and managing key stakeholders.
Richard has a BSc in Mathematics with Finance from Heriot-Watt University and a MSc in Finance from Queen’s University Belfast. Richard joined the Keenan CF Personal Insolvency team in October 2018 from PwC. Richard is in his final year of studying to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with CAI.
Fiona holds a First Class Honours degree in Accounting (BSc) from Ulster University. Fiona joined the Keenan CF Corporate Restructuring team in October 2019 and has since gained experience in a variety of assignments including insolvency appointments, Fixed Charge Receiverships and Independent Business Reviews. Fiona is training to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with CAI.
Rachel holds a degree in International Business with Spanish (BSc) from Queen’s University Belfast. Rachel joined the Keenan CF Personal Insolvency team in September 2020 and has since gained experience in a variety of assignments including bankruptcy estates and IVA proposals. Rachel is training to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with CAI.
Diane is a member of Accounting Technicians Ireland and joined the firm in 2016 from The Insolvency Service where she managed both personal bankruptcy and company Liquidation cases for The Official Receiver. Diane provides administrative support across the Keenan CF team, alongside all aspects of banking and reconciliation of all accounts