Desmond studied BA. Hons. Accounting at the University of Ulster (UUJ). After graduation, Desmond worked in PwC Dungannon before holding a variety of roles in private practice, industry and the public sector including Starplan and LEDU. and establishing the business angel network in Northern Ireland – HALO. Desmond joined McAllister Bros. in 2009 as the General Manager overseeing strategic development and practice throughout the companies. Throughout his extensive career in private practice and in industry, Desmond has been a strong advocate of bringing out the best in his colleagues and promoting “team effort”. Desmond is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Master’s in Business Strategy. He says his favourite gadget is a set of jump leads, as “you can’t go very far without getting started!” Beyond work his interests include travel, family, sport and film.