Former Secretary General of the European Commission Catherine Day welcomed at BDO Dublin

21 December 2016

The Global Head of Regulatory & Public Policy Affairs, Noel Clehane was delighted to welcome the former Secretary General of the European Commission, Catherine Day, to the offices of BDO in Dublin recently to record an extended podcast interview and discuss the economic and business impact of some of the momentous political developments of 2016.

Ms. Day, was the most powerful permanent official in the European Commission for ten years until her retirement in 2015. She had also been a Director-General in two Commission Directorates in her 36 year career in Brussels and remains an unpaid adviser to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. She met with Noel and BDO Ireland Managing Partner Michael Costello as well as former Managing Partner and now Head of Consulting Derry Gray for informal discussions drawing on her deep insights into the workings and thinking of the EU. The issues of Brexit, the new US Administration, the future of the Euro and continued anaemic economic growth in Europe were among those discussed.

The full podcast interview will be released on the BDO Global website in January 2017.