Niamh Brennan

Niamh Brennan

Professor Niamh Brennan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and is a chartered director with the Institute of Directors, London. Niamh is Michael MacCormac Professor of Management at University College Dublin in Ireland and Academic Director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. She holds and has held a number of non-executive directorships and governance positions in state and private sector organisations. She has published widely on Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance, Forensic Accounting and Clinical Governance.

Readers of corporate reports shoud beware of impression management and the many techniques used to distort corporate messages.

Corporate managers like to portray their companies in the best possible light.

Nothing wrong with that! Many managers tell it like it is. However, research has found systematic impression management in corporate reports.