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Alastair MacDonald

Alastair is Managing Partner and leads the Firm’s Advisory practice. Alastair advises our Irish and international corporate and private equity clients on restructuring, forensic and due diligence reviews and regulatory issues.

Alastair’s clients include state bodies, domestic and international financial institutions and asset managers.  Alastair is EisnerAmper Ireland’s lead partner on the Firm’s Framework Agreements for the provision of professional services to the Central Bank of Ireland, the National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”) and Ireland’s Department of Finance.

Alastair sits on the Irish Funds Industry Association (“IFIA”) Private Equity Working Group.  He is also on the board of a Singapore based private equity manager.

Alastair sits on the Regulatory Policy Board of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Alastair is Vice-Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee (“QAC”) of the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (“CARB”).  The QAC is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations applicable to Chartered Accountants.  Alastair is also a former member of CARB’s Professional Standards Committee. He also sits on the NAMA Forum Committee of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Education, previous work experience

Alastair has a B.Comm. Degree (Banking & Finance) from UCD. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Schnittger & Associates, a Dublin based firm of Chartered Accountants, specialising in the provision of financial and regulatory advice to Irish and German owned businesses.  Alastair subsequently joined Deloitte in 1998 as an Assurance & Advisory Manager in the Firm’s Financial Services group.  At Deloitte, Alastair gained experience advising financial services clients including multinational fund and property fund entities.

Alastair is a former member of Joint Investment Business Committee of CARB. This representative committee of the CAI, ICAEW and ICAS formulated regulatory policy in relation to investment business matters and responded to consultative papers issued by the Central Bank of Ireland or the FSA of the UK.  Alastair is also a former member of the CARB working party that reviewed the Investment Business Regulations for Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Alastair was an invitee of Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources in 2009 to act as a member of the Government’s International Content Services Centre (“ICSC”) Taskforce.  The Taskforce was set up by the Irish Government in 2009 to assess the feasibility of establishing a global content management centre in Ireland, mirroring the IFSC.


Alastair, married with four children, is a keen sportsperson who enjoys keeping fit, playing rugby and hill walking.


Direct Dial +353 1 2933 440


Alastair MacDonald

Managing Partner Head of Advisory
6 The Courtyard Building
Carmanhall Road
Sandyford, Dublin 18

Direct: +353 1 2933 440

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