Our People

At WENTWORTH, the strength of our team lies in our continuing commitment to excellence. We ensure that every engagement is led by a member of our Senior Management Team. This approach ensures we consistently exceed expectations.

Declan Lynch, Managing Director – Audit and Advisory


B.Comm., F.C.A., Dip. Corp. Fin.

Declan is the founding member and managing director of WENTWORTH. A professional accountant with strong business acumen, Declan is responsible for audit and advisory for our corporate client base, specialising in their international operations. He directs our technological and manufacturing clients on R&D issues including R&D tax credits, grants and patents.

Declan has extensive experience in corporate finance having been involved in numerous large scale corporate restructuring exercises, corporate cash extraction schemes, M&A transactions and the preparation of business plans for bank funding, joint ventures, grants and mezzanine finance deals. Declan has significant experience in project funding and the restructuring of existing finance facilities. A graduate of University College Cork, Declan began his career as a chartered accountant in 1996 and became a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2011.

Brendan Lynch, Consultant – Advisory


B.E., M.Eng.Sc.

Brendan has over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in Irish and international private and PLC organisations. His particular expertise lies in the telecoms and IT industries. He has served as Managing Director- Technology with Eircom, COO with Meteor Mobile Communications and Vice-President of IT & Networks with Orange UK.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Advisory department and has expert knowledge of efficient and profitable enterprise operations. Brendan has managed a number of major organisational change programs. Brendan has a unique ability of being able to bring different branches or departments of an organisation together with a view to realising synergies and efficiencies. Brendan advises clients on corporate governance issues, strategies for growth and change formation.

He is an Engineering graduate of University College Cork and holds a Masters in Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Orla Murphy, Director and Practice Manager


B.A., H.Dip. App. Econ.

Orla has close to 20 years’ experience working across a broad spectrum of organisations including local government, the banking sector in Ireland and Australia and, has held managerial roles in technology and pharmaceutical multinationals.

Orla brings a diverse range of skills and experience to WENTWORTH. As Practice Manager, she leads our team of dedicated staff and manages day-to-day operations. Orla also oversees our outsourcing department, applying her knowledge and expertise in sales ledger management, budgeting, purchase ledger management, purchasing and payroll.

She is a graduate of University College Cork and holds a degree in Economics and History and a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Applied Economics.

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