Remembering Shay Bannon, our Head of Business Restructuring and fellow BDO Partner
05 June 2018
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Shay Bannon. Shay worked for BDO for much of his career and since 2008 led BDO’s National Business Restructuring team.
Shay’s clients and colleagues alike valued and respected his wise counsel and advice. He was an outstanding and selfless leader of our Business Restructuring practice until the onset of his illness in the autumn of 2016.
BDO’s Senior Partner, Mark Bomer, comments: “Shay was a very dear friend to many of us. We will miss him sorely. He was a wonderful partner, and he embodied all that one could possibly wish for in a partner. For very many years he was at the heart of our firm and he made a huge personal contribution to our sense of partnership and to our success. We will also greatly miss his wry humour and his joie de vivre.”
BDO colleagues had the chance to celebrate Shay’s successful career with him and his family - and join in a standing ovation for him - in October, when Shay was awarded with the Nick Sabin Award for outstanding contribution to the industry at the Turnaround, Restructuring & Insolvency Awards 2017. The award acknowledged Shay’s contribution to the restructuring profession, including the development of BDO's restructuring business, and also paid respect to his many years in practice, his expertise, integrity and, of course, his larger than life personality.
In memory of Shay Bannon, 12 October 1958 – 12 May 2018