Gordon Hayden

Head of Taxation

The Rocker ready to let his hair down

Gordon has recently joined us as our Head of Taxation Services. He has over 20 years of experience gained with Big Four and other mid-tier practices, and advises on both international and domestic tax issues. His clients range from US and Irish-quoted companies to owner-managed businesses and private clients.  His experience covers a broad sweep of Irish industry, including the retail, construction and manufacturing sectors. He has also assisted several prominent Irish families with wealth preservation and succession planning.

Gordon's focus is on building strong and lasting relationships with his clients. They say he's approachable, understanding, trustworthy, and can be relied upon when the chips are down. When working with clients, Gordon's approach is to identify and clarify the objective, formulate the strategy and then deliver the optimum tax solution for the client, that works for the long term.

Gordon’s specialist areas include:

Corporate Reorganisations and Restructuring, Inward and Outward Investment, Cross Border Transactions, Private Client Tax Matters, Wealth Preservation, Succession Planning, Sale of Business, Property and Construction, Structuring Share Based Incentive Packages.

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“My favourite sound? A stylus gently hitting the vinyl!”

Favourite expression?
“Let’s keep it simple” (in work and life)
Most likely to be seen reading?
Usually a golfing book by Bob Rotella; “Golf is Not a Game of Perfect” or “Putting Out of Your Mind”, but you’ll also find him chuckling over a Ross O’Carroll Kelly book or two.
The Movie of Your Life – who’d play you?
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) because he does what needs to be done.
Where you’ll never see Gordon?
Browsing ‘round a health store or a museum – ‘nuf said! 
Happy Place?
Walking along the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire with the family – preferably in winter when it’s quiet. Alternatively, a pint in Neary’s when it’s quiet. Spot the theme!.
Desert Island Disc(s)?
Hard to narrow it down to just a few, but I’d have to include; Phil Lynott’s “Old Town”, Bruce Springsteen’s “Spirit in the Night” and Damien Dempsey’s “Canadian Geese”.
That Thing You’d Save in a Fire?
My record collection or the dog – tricky one!
Gordon IRL (In Real Life)
Music is a big passion for Gordon. As the proud owner of a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he’s gutted that car makers have stopped including a CD slot in their newer models. His two daughters have inherited their dad’s love of music, with the eldest happy to accompany him to gigs in Croke Park, Vicar St or Whelan’s. While her younger sister prefers to sing her head off ‘round the house, day and night! Weekends usually include a Saturday trip into town, then on Sunday it’s all outdoors for Gordon, wife Jackie, the girls and the dog, for a stroll along the pier, the Hill of Howth or Brittas Bay.