Donal was born in Dublin but moved to the UK after school where he joined the RAF before returning home to help with the family business. A qualified Chartered Management Accountant, and father of three, Donal brings a wealth of management experience as a former management accountant with Seafield Fabrics Ltd in Dublin and Group Chief Accountant with Burlington Industries. He served as Finance Director at InPower Europe Ltd in Limerick before setting up his own consultancy firm, offering accounting services to small enterprises.
Donal's wife Gabrielle is Secretary to the Limerick Branch of The ASI for the past number of years and, as a result Donal has been involved in various fund raising activities for the local branch.
Donal was an active member of the local accountancy group in the Mid-West from 1980 to 2005 and held various positions over that period including President, Secretary and Treasurer. During that period he was also a member of the Republic of Ireland Division Board and represented CIMA on the Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies in Ireland (CCABI) for a period.