Eilis Quinlan is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is also a registered Auditor who runs a successful Accountancy practice in Naas, Co. Kildare. Eilis holds an Accredited Mediator award from the Mediation Forum of Ireland, a Certificate in Computing from DCU and is also a member of MENSA.
Eilis is outgoing president of the North Kildare Chamber of Commerce and a Director and past Chairman of ISME (The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association). Her main expertise lies in the areas of taxation advice, small company development and corporate finance. Eilis is a non-executive Director of a number of limited companies and charities, and she also sits on various committees in a bid to encourage local business growth. Eilis is a regular contributor to National Television and radio programmes.
In 2009 Eilis was appointed by then Minister Michael Martin to the Government’s advisory Management Development Council. In 2010 Eilis was voted Kildare Business Woman of the Year, and was also runner up in the Irish Business Woman of the Year, that same year.
Most recently Eilis has written the tax chapter for the book “Own Our Oil, The fight for Irish Economic Freedom”, compiled by Eddie Hobbs and launched in March 2014.
Outside of business, Eilis enjoys many interests including horses (show jumping, racing and polo) and was a member of the Irish International Amateur Showjumping Team from 1997 to 2001, winning the Irish National Championships in 2001, after which a bad fall ended her showjumping career. Eilis played the cello with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra.
(Appointed to the Board January 2013)