The Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA) was formed on 1st March 2006 following a merger of the memberships of the Institute of Management Consultants in Ireland (IMCI) and the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Institute of Business Advisers (IBA).

The IMCI was originally set up in Ireland in the late 1960s as a branch of the UK-based Institute of Management Consultants to provide a forum for the advancement of management consulting as an identifiable profession. Having experienced strong growth in subsequent decades, the IMCI was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 1981 and separated from the UK IMC to become an autonomous Institute for the profession in Ireland on 1st January 1995.

The IBA was set up in Ireland in 1998 to service the needs of the Business Advisory Community, public and private. It operated as a Regional branch of the IBA in the UK and cooperated closely with the branch in Northern Ireland.

PeriodPresidentLarge PracticeKey Milestones
2017Martin MarkeyCompetitive Insights
2016Kim McClenaghanPwC
2015Jim Fitzsimons
2013-14 (2 years)Gerard Daly
2012Miriam Ahern
2011Tony O’BrienGrant Thornton
2010Ken Germaine
2009Veronica RahnebergFujitsu
2008Wille Maxwell
2007David DuffyProspectusICMCI International Conference held in Dublin September 2007
2006Eoin O’SheaIMCA formed from merger with IBA March 2006
2005Paraic HegartyDeloitte
2004Myles O’Reilly
2002-03 (18 mnths.)Gerry O’Carroll
2000-02 (2 years)Gerry McLarnon
1999-2000Tom MoriartyPA
1998-99Monica Flood
1997-98Mahon MurphyDeloitte
1996-97Roy HananPwC
1995-96Pat GillenIMCI a full member of ICMCI July 1995
1994-95Michael CounahanIMCI an independent institute January 1995
1993-94Barry KennyPA
1992-93David DuffyProspectus
1991-92Brendan O’ConnorDeloitte
1990-91Ken RyanSKC (now KPMG)
1987-90 (2 years)Charles Hancock
1985-87 (2 years)Denis Connolly
1983-85 (2 years)Kieran O’Broin
1981-83 (2 years)Michael SpellmanSKC (now KPMG)IMCI a company limited by guarantee 1981
1979-81 (2 years)Glen MeiklejohnPA
IMC set up as a branch of the UK IMC in Ireland in the late 1960s.