Jim O’Shaughnessy is Chief Finance Officer at Cognate Health having joined the company in October 2019.
A highly motivated and experienced finance professional, Jim worked for 24 years at the Bon Secours Health System — the largest provider of private healthcare in the State — where as Chief Finance Officer he managed all aspects of the finance function. This included Financial Planning, Corporate Reporting, Treasury, Risk Management, Insurance and compliance with Companies and Charities legislation.
Educated at Presentation Brothers Cork, Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Cork (1982) and a post graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin (1983). He completed professional accounting training with PricewaterhouseCoopers (1985) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA) since 1995.
Post qualification in 1985, Jim spent a number of years abroad in London and the USA working in various financial roles in investment banking, advertising and food manufacturing, returning to Ireland in 1997 to take up his role at Bon Secours.
Jim gives generously of his time and is on the Board of Cork Simon and is also a member of the Board of Management of the School of the Divine Child (Lavanagh) in Cork.