Aisling McCaffrey, Associate Director, Financial Services Advisory, Grant Thornton, and Caroline McGroary, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Dublin City University, have been awarded the first ever joint Chartered Star award for 2020/21.

Aisling and Caroline will represent the Institute at the prestigious international One Young World summit in Munich in 2021, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide network. To find out more visit: https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/chartered-star-2020

Aisling McCaffrey

Associate Director, Financial Services Advisory, Grant Thornton

Caroline McGroary

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Dublin City University

About One Young World

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures.

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact and be mentored by influencers. Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The Summit will take place from 23 – 26 April 2021, where over 1,800 young leaders from 190+ countries will gather across the city’s well-known venues, including Olympiapark, Olympiahalle, and BMW Welt.


  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of independent, expert judges.


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  • » The winner is responsible for making arrangements to take time off work/study to attend the event (in person or virtually).
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