our story

about the panel

The Panel is a boutique recruitment consultancy specialising in placing professionals in Executive, Accountancy & Tax, Banking & Treasury, Funds & Investment Management, Insurance, IT & Business Transformation and Legal & HR.

Our specialist ethos was in our DNA from our start in 1987, when our founder Brendan Burgess established ‘The Accountant’s Panel’. The IFSC Panel was then set up to meet the growing needs of the Financial Services Centre, followed by The Legal Panel and The IT Panel.

When Anne Keys and Paul McArdle took over as Joint Managing Partners in 2010, they rebranded the business as ‘The Panel’, encompassing all the various specialisations from financial to HR, serving all sectors and sizes, from start-ups to multi-nationals. The company remains wholly Irish owned and managed.

Consultants at The Panel take pride in our reputation for finding the right roles for our candidates and for matching the ideal candidates for hard-to-fill positions. Whether you are a candidate or a client, we take time to get to know you, to understand your individual requirements, objectives and ambitions.

We’re not just a professional service, we’re a personal service, developing greater futures for individuals and businesses through relationships.

meet our team

this is us

recruiting the recruiters

If you are an experienced recruiter, or someone who wants a career change, we look forward to talking with you. Your fit and values are two big things for us at The Panel. If you want to work in a business where relationships are valued and nurtured, where you work hard while having fun, and where achievement is rewarded, we’d love to hear from you.


our vision – creating exceptional futures

Our candidates and clients have a great deal in common, the key thing being the future.

As a client managing the trajectory of your businesses, we partner with you to seek, identify and secure the best talent to hit your goals.

As a candidate of ours, we are here to guide you on your career path, to be your advisor and to build a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.

our difference, our CLAN

At The Panel we see ourselves as family at the heart of a community. We are guided by common values and relationships that enable us to deliver a distinctive, consistent experience for everyone we deal with. We call this family CLAN because:

Candidates and Clients
Candidates and Clients are at the heart of everything we do. Our Consultants are continuously focussed on the specific sectors we serve and the changing dynamics within them.

We are an established and experienced business. We are very aware of the qualities that have enabled us to survive and thrive as a business, key amongst those being the nurturing our relationships.

We adapt to situations quickly and effectively.

Networking is the cornerstone of our service – what we are known for and who we know. Our ability to introduce you to the right people at the right time.