Meet the Team
David Gorman – Partner
David qualified as a chartered accountant in 1980, having trained together with Terry Quigley in JA Kinnear & Co (now Grant Thornton). May 1982 was an eventful month for David as he started the practice and also met his future wife, Frances.
David is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; he is “contact partner” for many of the practice’s corporate clients and shares responsibility for managing and directing the audit team with Rhona Penrose.
He is a past president of CH International through which he has developed close links with Accountancy and Legal Practices in both Europe and Asia. This has enabled the firm to assist clients with international aspects to their businesses and also resulted in Gorman Quigley Penrose acting for a number of foreign owned companies.
Whilst the company has developed as a general practice, David also specialises in the area of corporate finance and commercial services providing advice to a number of the of the firm’s clients in these areas, many of whom have been with the company for 20 years or more.
David is married with three children.
David’s other interests included hockey (until he ran out of teams to play for!), swimming, walking, history and avoiding gardening.
Terry Quigley – Partner
Terry Quigley, along with David Gorman, was one of the founding partners of the practice in 1982.
He previously trained as an accountant in JA Kinnear & Co (now Grant Thornton) before moving to the taxation department of KPMG.
Terry is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. He is the firm’s tax partner, oversees the firm’s tax work and has extensive experience of tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.
He also manages a considerable commercial practice dealing with the establishment and structure of businesses, both companies and partnerships, with a particular emphasis on the property sector. Terry is married to Geraldine, and has three children, Moya, Ned and Siofra. He is an avid sports fan being a long suffering supporter of, in no particular order, Manchester United, Bohemians, Corinthian Hockey Club and the Dublin GAA team.
He is also a keen boater and spends much of his spare time on the River Shannon.
Rhona Penrose – Partner
Rhona Penrose began working in the practice as a chartered accountant, before joining David and Terry as a partner in the firm in 1989.
Rhona is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is the firm’s accounting and audit partner.
She has wide-ranging experience in the implementation and development of financial and accounting systems.
She also oversees company secretarial services within the company and shares responsibility for managing and directing the audit team with David Gorman.
Rhona is married to John and has a daughter, Emma, who keeps her busy outside of work.
Manus Butterly – Taxation Dept Manager
Manus joined GQP in July 2007 as the Taxation Department Manager. He is an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.
Manus has numerous years experience in the area of taxation and has worked in the Revenue Commissioners, as well as a number of the principle Irish accounting firms.
Manus’s Tax specialities include:
- Due Diligence Assignments,
- R&D identification and application,
- Revenue Audits and Investigations,
- VAT implications of Property Transactions,
- Tax efficient Corporate Restructuring and Group exit strategies,
- Inheritance Tax planning.Efficient use of Group Losses/ charges,
- Retirement planning, Planning for overseas secondment,
- PRSI and Income Levy issues,
- Maximising Plant content for Capital Allowances,
- Advising Charities re VAT/ trading issues,
- Revenue Prosecution cases
Alison is an associate of the Irish Institute of Tax and works in our tax department together with Manus Butterly and Terry Quigley. Alison originally joined Gorman Quigley Penrose in 2005 as a tax trainee and upon the completion of her tax exams in 2007, relocated back home to County Cork in 2008.
Following a few adventurous years of travelling the world, becoming a mother and running her own business Alison finally returned to Gorman Quigley Penrose in July 2014.
In her spare time Alison enjoys spending time with her family, reading, travelling and reminding Terry how fantastic Cork is!
Orlagh began working for GQP in March 2013 as a trainee accountant. She obtained her BBS in Accountancy from IT Tallaght and her Masters in Accounting from NUI Maynooth.
She is currently studying for the Chartered Accountants in Ireland exams. Orlagh is from Dublin and enjoys going to the gym, swimming, horse-riding and reading in her spare time.
Danys graduated with an honours degree in Accounting from Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela in 2006. He also holds a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Teaching Accounting and a Diploma in Human Resources from the same university. He has worked in accounting in three different sectors, including Banking, Telecommunications and Educational Distribution. He worked for CANTV, the largest telecommunications company in Venenzuela, and Banesco Banco Universal, the largest bank in Venezuela. He is currently studying for his exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland.
He lives in Dublin with his wife Louise, and enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, walking, dancing salsa and barbecues.
Muntaha commenced working for GQP in May 2016 as a trainee accountant. She obtained her BSc(Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Dublin Institute of Technology. She is currently studying for the Chartered Accountants Ireland exams.
Muntaha is from Kenya and now lives in Dublin. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and child, reading, surfing the net, cooking and walking in her spare time.
Alan commenced working in GQP in July 2014 as a trainee accountant. Alan has an honours accountancy degree from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght and is currently studying for the Association of Chartered Accountants exams.
Alan is from Dublin. He plays soccer for Clondalkin Celtic and supports Newcastle United.
Elaine joined GQP in July, with Alan Caul, as a trainee accountant. Elaine is currently studying for exams with Chartered Accountants Ireland. Elaine holds an undergraduate course in the University of Limerick in Business Studies majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Being from Tipperary Elaine’s spare time is spent attending the Tipperary GAA matches whilst also following the Munster Rugby team.
Colette has been working with GQP since 1997. She is the firm’s office manager and also deals with company secretarial, working alongside Rhona Penrose.
Colette, from Dublin, is a supporter of the Dublin GAA team and Manchester United.
After years working in the motor trade industry Lesley commenced in Gorman Quigley Penrose in 2011, as our part time office administrator.
Lesley has two boys aged 6 and 7 who keep her very busy and her other interests include walking and having coffee with friends.