Council recognises huge contribution of Sir Desmond Lorimer

Mar 07, 2019

The Council of Chartered Accountants Ireland met in Belfast yesterday (7 March) and as a special agenda item, one of the Institute’s most distinguished members was recognised for his significant contribution to the profession.

Sir Desmond Lorimer was invited to address Council members on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of his Presidency of the Institute.  Sir Desmond is acknowledged as one of the most influential Chartered Accountants of his time, and a leading light in the business world.

As well as a successful career in practice, then in manufacturing, Sir Desmond played a key role in public life in Northern Ireland. He became the first ever Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, then the first ever Chairman of the Industrial Development Board, before then taking on the task of privatising the electricity industry in Northern Ireland.

Institute President Feargal McCormack and Chief Executive Barry Dempsey were delighted to mark Sir Desmond’s substantial contribution to the profession and public life with the presentation of Galway Crystal in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall/ ICC yesterday.