The Pat Cullinan Memorial Medal will be awarded each year to the Northern Ireland candidate who achieves the highest marks in the exams of the CIOT. The first medal will be presented in February 2013 to the NI candidate with the highest marks in the 2012 exams.
Speaking on the eve of the first anniversary of Pat’s death, KPMG Managing Partner Terence O’Rourke said, “Pat’s tragic death came as a terrible shock to everyone – especially to those in our Belfast office as well as to the many throughout KPMG who knew Pat as both a friend and colleague. The inauguration of this medal by the CIOT is a very fitting tribute to Pat’s memory and, in particular, his talents and professionalism. On his anniversary, our thoughts and prayers are with Pat’s family and friends.”
Anthony Thomas, President of the CIOT said, “We hope that this medal will help bring some comfort to all who knew Pat and most especially his family, and that it will help refresh memories of Pat each time it is awarded.”