Cahal Dowds

Chair & Founder

Cahal Dowds

Cahal is the Chair and Founder of Continuum Advisory Partners which is his second start-up. 

Cahal Dowds is a highly experienced corporate and board advisor, and has advised on a significant number of large, complex transactions, in the UK and internationally.

Originally qualifying as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross in Edinburgh, Cahal co-founded Rutherford Manson Dowds ("RMD") in 1986. RMD went on to become the largest independent corporate finance advisory and professional services firm operating in Scotland during the 1990s and was acquired by Deloitte in 1999.

After RMD was acquired, Cahal led Deloitte’s UK Corporate Finance Advisory business from 2005 before becoming Chairman from 2014 when he was also appointed Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK, prior to his retirement in 2018. 

He is also Chair of Global Opportunities Trust plc and Chair of MarktoMarket Valuations Limited. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

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