Member Profile
Stewart Roche

Biography

I have extensive financial and other experiences both in the commercial and the public sectors with 21 years in the position of Management Accountant in the Higher Education Authority. I also worked or was associated with the Smurfit Group for almost 20 years.

The HEA is a government agency with a budget of €1.4 billion in 2019 across a range of activities. Its accounts are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and are included in the HEA’s annual reports. In addition to advising the Minister for Education and Skills, we have a major responsibility in ensuring governance compliance throughout the third level sector.

  • Extensive experience in corporate recovery, investigations, and restructuring
  • Cash flow management expertise together with good analytical and problem-solving abilities, enhanced by commercial experience, public sector and professional training
  • Particular expertise in the area of Higher Education and student accommodation
  • Considerable experience in auditing, compliance, and risk management