Enterprise & Finance has launched the annual CEO 100 Index, recognising the main chief executives working in Eire in 2022.
Caroline Keeling, Chief Government Officer,
CEO and shareholder of family-owned agri-food enterprise Keelings, Caroline has a BSc (Chem) & MSc in Meals Science which she obtained from College Faculty Dublin (UCD). Caroline began her profession with Inexperienced Isle Meals in 1992, earlier than becoming a member of Keelings as Technical Supervisor in 1994 after which Technical Director in 1998. In 2002, she turned the Managing Director of Keelings Multiples and in 2006 took over as Group Managing Director. She turned CEO in 2012. Caroline is a Board member of IBEC and a member of their Nationwide Council, she can also be on the Meals Security Consultative Council of the Meals Security Authority of Eire. Caroline is a Board Member of the next charities, The Ifrah Basis, Social Entrepreneurs Eire and Legitimate Vitamin.
Peter Keeling, Chief Government Officer,
As Chief Government Officer of Diaceutics, Peter acknowledged early on that Customized Drugs could be an more and more massive a part of the drug improvement paradigm, representing a shift in how the pharmaceutical trade operates. With over thirty years of expertise in worldwide healthcare, Peter is a thought chief in Customized Drugs commercialisation. Below his management, Diaceutics has grown considerably since its inception in 2005 and now works with 39 pharma corporations, together with the ten largest world pharma corporations. Peter has pushed Diaceutics to develop into a pacesetter in revolutionary options that allow pharma to leverage diagnostic testing globally. In October 2020 the corporate launched DXRX – The Diagnostic Community® – the world’s first diagnostic commercialization platform for Precision Drugs. In only a 12 months of its launch, DXRX delivered 57% of whole group revenues. Diaceutics listed on AIM in March 2019, and has grown considerably with 25%+ annual progress year-on-year. Diaceutics continues to put money into the event and commercialisation of the DXRX platform and has raised roughly $50m in funding.
Derek Kehoe, Chief Government Officer & Head of Nation: Eire,
Derek Kehoe was appointed as Chief Government and Head of Nation for the BNP Paribas Group within the Republic of Eire in March 2015. Derek has govt duty for the financial institution’s Company & Institutional Banking (CIB) operations in Eire. As well as, Derek has a non-executive and co-ordination position for the financial institution’s non-CIB actions, chairing the Boards of Greenval Insurance coverage, Darnell DAC and Vartry DAC. Derek additionally sits on the Boards of BNP Paribas Actual Property, a business property providers firm and BNP Paribas Fund Administration Companies Eire Restricted as a Non-Government Director. Derek was appointed as Chairperson of the Federation or Worldwide Financial institution in Eire (FIBI) in January 2019. Derek began his profession with BNP Paribas in 2002, to develop the banks Mounted Earnings Franchise in Dublin with a remit of making certain the combination of the Company, Public sector and Monetary Establishments methods in Eire. Derek has 30 years’ expertise in varied Capital Markets, Management and Board roles, graduating from UCD with an Honours diploma in Pure Economics in 1987. Derek turned a Chartered Director and a Fellow of The Institute of Administrators in 2018, having accomplished a Certificates and Diploma in Firm Path in 2016.
Aengus Kelly, Government Director & Chief Government Officer,
Mr. Kelly was appointed Government Director and Chief Government Officer of AerCap on Might 18, 2011. Beforehand he served as Chief Government Officer of AerCap’s U.S. operations from January 2008 to Might 2011. Mr. Kelly served as AerCap’s Group Treasurer from 2005 by way of December 31, 2007. He began his profession within the aviation leasing and financing enterprise with Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) in 1998 and continued working with its successors AerFi in Eire and debis AirFinance and AerCap in Amsterdam. Previous to becoming a member of GPA in 1998, he spent three years with KPMG in Dublin. Mr. Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Commerce and a Grasp’s diploma in Accounting from College Faculty, Dublin.
Paul Kelly, Chief Government Officer,
Paul Kelly has been the Chief Government of Fáilte Eire since 2017. Paul has led Fáilte Eire, the Nationwide Tourism Growth Authority, by way of the deepest disaster ever for our nation’s tourism trade. His work now’s targeted on driving the sustained and sustainable restoration of the trade to make sure tourism contributes much more to the financial, social, cultural and environmental way forward for Eire. This future will construct on Fáilte Eire’s earlier successes together with the Wild Atlantic Manner, Eire’s Historic East, Eire’s Hidden Heartlands, the Dublin model refresh and The Gathering. Paul’s management has led Fáilte Eire to be listed within the prime 20 finest massive organisations to work in for 3 consecutive years and listed within the prime 5 most trusted organisations within the nation. In 2020 Paul was named as Eire’s Most Trusted Chief by Nice Locations to Work. Earlier than his appointment as CEO of Fáilte Eire, Paul held a number of administration and advertising and marketing management roles. Raised in a small retail household enterprise, he started his profession with Procter & Gamble UK. Paul then went on to senior govt positions with Diageo Eire, Aviva and the UCD Smurfit Enterprise College. Paul Kelly is a local of Co. Wexford and a Commerce graduate from College Faculty Dublin. He’s married and has 4 youngsters.
Tommy Kelly, Founder & Chief Government Officer,
Tommy Kelly established eShopWorld, an ecommerce platform, in 2010 alongside together with his brother Joe and have become CEO in 2014. He was named Enterprise Individual of the Yr on the Enterprise & Finance Awards 2020 in affiliation with KPMG. The skilled entrepeneur arrange Two Manner Forwarding & Logistics together with his brother Joe in 1986 and have become CEO for Aramex of their European and North American areas in 2006. He has additionally been chairman of the board of World Freight Alliance since 2003.
Chris Kirke, President,
Chris joined the enterprise in 2018 as President of Moy Park. With greater than 26 years of expertise within the meals trade, Chris has a powerful monitor file of buyer engagement and enterprise transformation in each the UK and US. Previous to becoming a member of Moy Park, Chris was most not too long ago CEO on the USA division of Greencore Group plc and beforehand served because the Managing Director of their meals to go division within the UK, driving income progress, possession and channel alignment to determine long run relationships with retail companions and improve enterprise efficiency. Chris is positioning the enterprise for its subsequent chapter of accelerated progress and innovation.
Dave Kirwan, Managing Director,
Dave Kirwan is Managing Director of Bord Gáis Vitality. Dave returned to the position of MD in Summer season 2020 having accomplished a profitable time period within the UK as Managing Director of the UK Buyer Operations and latterly MD of the UK Home based business. Dave was liable for main the Bord Gáis Vitality enterprise by way of the profitable sale to Centrica in 2014 and previous to that had labored in Bord Gáis Éireann for 15 years. He was liable for the launch of its Northern Eire enterprise, Firmus Vitality, the event of the Whitegate energy station and the acquisition and subsequent merger of the SWS wind enterprise. Previous to becoming a member of Bord Gáis Vitality, Dave labored in energy era sector for ESB/ESBI in Eire, US and Vietnam. Dave holds a BE electronics from UCD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Eire, he additionally holds an MBA from UCC and a doctorate in enterprise economics (DBA) from UCC. Dave additionally serves on the Centrica Group Government Committee.
Gordon Lawlor, Managing Director: Eire,
Gordon Lawlor took over as managing director for Circle Okay in Eire in August 2019. Previous to this he served as Fuels Director within the firm. Gordon has vital trade experience having held a number of administration and management roles within the gas and comfort retail sector over the past 21 years. He labored for ExxonMobil for 17 years – in Eire with Esso Eire, and internationally with ExxonMobil in each Brussels and London. He additionally led the Esso enterprise in Eire as its Chairman and Director from 2012 till its acquisition by Topaz Vitality in 2015.”
Fergal Leamy, Chief Government Officer,
Fergal joined Glen Dimplex in June 2019 as Group COO and was appointed as Group CEO in July 2021. Fergal has spent greater than 20 years’ working in worldwide enterprise in sectors corresponding to forestry, administration & consultancy and the meals trade. Previous to Glen Dimplex, he was CEO of Coillte Group from 2014-2019 which is Eire’s largest state-owned forest supervisor with a imaginative and prescient of making a sustainable future for all. Earlier than becoming a member of Coillte, Fergal labored as a Director at Terra Firma, a number one Non-public Fairness home in London and ran Greencore’s US operations from 2001 – 2011. Outdoors of Glen Dimplex, he’s a senior advisor for Melior Fairness Companions.
Mark Lee, President & Chief Government Officer,
Mark Lee is the Chief Government Officer at Sysco Eire. He has general duty for all Sysco actions on the Island of Eire. Mark joined Sysco Eire because the Business Director in 2018 and beforehand held a number of govt stage positions with Compass Eire together with Business Director, Buyer Retention Director and Advertising Director. He began his profession within the advertising and marketing division of the Guinness Eire Group in 1996 earlier than shifting to O2 and subsequently Eircom in 2003. He then joined sports activities administration company Platinum-One the place Ryder Cup 2006 Ltd and the European Tour have been his major shoppers.
Mark holds a B.Sc Mgmt from Trinity Faculty Dublin and an Superior Diploma in Advertising Methods from the Dublin Institute Of Expertise.
Darragh Lyons, Chief Government Officer,
Darragh was appointed Chief Government Officer in September 2019, having beforehand held the positions of Chief Enterprise and Monetary Officer, and Chief Monetary Officer of Malin. Darragh joined Malin in March 2015. Previous to becoming a member of Malin, Darragh held various senior finance positions in Elan Company plc and labored with PwC in Dublin, the US and Canada. Darragh is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Eire.
Paul Marchant, Chief Government Officer,
Paul Marchant is Primark’s Chief Government of over ten years. Paul took over the reigns from Primark founder Mr Arthur Ryan in 2009 and has helped to show Primark into a very worldwide model now buying and selling in 408 shops in 14 nations throughout Europe and the US using greater than 70,000 workers. Paul joined Primark in 2009 with a profession lengthy background in Style retail. He has beforehand labored for Debenhams, Topman, River Island and was COO at New Look earlier than becoming a member of Primark. Paul lives in Dublin the place Primark’s headquarters Arthur Ryan Home are situated.
Conor McCarthy, Chief Government Officer,
Conor McCarthy, an airline trade veteran with over 43 years of expertise, is a serial entrepreneur and has helped discovered a number of airways and aerospace corporations worldwide. Based mostly primarily in Dublin, Eire, Conor is the Founder and CEO of Emerald Airways, Eire’s latest regional airline, and the unique operator of the Aer Lingus Regional community. Founding father of PlaneConsult, an aviation consultancy firm. Over the previous 19 years PlaneConsult has labored in lots of airways together with easyJet, Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Qantas, Jetstar, Air Deccan, Pegasus, Alaska Airways, Copa, Thai AirAsia, AirAsia X, MAS, flyNAS, Saudia and vivaAerobus. Conor is a Co-founder, shareholder, and former director of AirAsia and its associates in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, and India. After graduating from Trinity Faculty, Conor rapidly rose to the extent of EVP and was appointed Chief Government of Aer Lingus Commuter on the age of 28. Conor was the Director of Group Operations & Security for Ryanair from 1996-2000. Throughout this time the airline tripled in dimension and Conor was liable for the well-known Ryanair 25-minute turnaround, new Base rollout, and profitable supply and introduction of the primary Ryanair Boeing 737-800s. In 2009 Conor established Dublin Aerospace, guardian firm to Dublin Aerospace and Exeter Aerospace. Dublin Aerospace is now one of many world’s main suppliers of Aerospace MRO providers with capabilities in APU Restore & Overhaul, Base Upkeep, Part Restore and Touchdown Gear Overhaul. Dublin Aerospace has not too long ago developed a state-of-the-art Touchdown Gear facility in Ashbourne, Eire and began up Exeter Aerospace within the UK.
Conor McCarthy, Chief Government Officer & Co-Founder,
Conor McCarthy is CEO and Co-Founding father of Flipdish, a web-based ordering system for eating places based in 2015. Headquartered in Dublin, Flipdish helps 1000’s of hospitality manufacturers in over 12 nations. Flipdish places eating places, cafés and takeaways of all sizes answerable for their enterprise progress with a digital ordering and advertising and marketing system that builds manufacturers, grows earnings and new clients into regulars. Conor beforehand co-founded Change Poker in 2010, the primary poker website suitable with iPhone and iPad. He was CEO of SawadeeSoft Restricted, the corporate that managed the software program for Change Poker for five years. Conor is a graduate of Maynooth College, reaching a Grasp of Science in Software program Growth in 2008. Prior to those research, he earned a Bachelor of Science diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technological College Dublin in 2004. Throughout his time in faculty, Conor based HandHQ.com, a web-based poker data-mining service which was later offered in 2014. After graduating from St. Michael’s Faculty, James McCarthy attended Technological College Dublin the place he earned his diploma in structure in 2010. His profession began in 2006, when James was an architect intern for Scott Tallon Walker Architects. Upon graduating College, he labored in enterprise improvement at Sawadeesoft Ltd earlier than working as a graduate architect at Gary Cahill Architects. From 2012 to 2013, James labored in Gross sales Assist for Kvadrat Smooth Cells. In 2012, James based The Christmas Shirt Firm. Then, in 2015, James co-founded Flipdish together with his brother, Conor. In 2011, James based Cuebald For Most cancers, an organisation that works to boost cash and Consciousness for the Irish Most cancers Society.
Peter McCarthy, Chief Government Officer,
Velocity Fibre Group
Peter McCarthy is the CEO of Velocity Fibre Group. He has over 30 years’ expertise with corporations like Actavo, Thornsett, Digicel and Accenture, amongst others and has appreciable data within the areas of telecoms (mounted and cellular), utility providers, actual property, renewable power and consumer-facing digital know-how. Peter has a demonstrable monitor file in managing, reworking and rising a various variety of companies, and now as Group CEO, has general duty for all Enet enterprise exercise together with enterprise technique and operations.
Danny McCoy, Chief Government Officer,
Danny McCoy is Chief Government Officer of Ibec since 2009. Ibec is Eire’s largest enterprise consultant organisation and the nation’s largest lobbying group. It has 245 employees in 9 places and has 39 commerce affiliation manufacturers and substantial presence inside the European Union by way of Ibec’s Brussels workplace. Previous to becoming a member of Ibec, Danny was a senior economist at each the Financial and Social Analysis Institute (ESRI) and the Central Financial institution of Eire in Dublin. He has held lecturing posts at Dublin Metropolis College, College Faculty London, College of Oxford and Trinity Faculty Dublin. He has been a marketing consultant for the European Fee and the Organisation for Financial Cooperation and Growth (OECD). He has been a member of the Irish Nationwide Competitiveness Council, the Nationwide Financial and Social Council, the Fee on Taxation and the Nationwide Coaching Company. He led a European Macroeconomic Forecasting Community for the European Fee of 11 nationwide analysis institutes. He’s a former President of the Statistical and Social Inquiry society of Eire, an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Engineers, member of the Commerce and Funding Council, the Government Bureau of BusinessEurope, a member of MaREI, a founding father of ChapterZero Eire and a member of Authorities’s Stability for Higher Enterprise Group. His tutorial work within the early Nineteen Nineties coated carbon taxation and Sustainable Growth for which he obtained an Financial scholarship and the Barrington Medal for researchers beneath 30. He was Knighted by the Italian Authorities in 2022 for providers to European enterprise and economic system.
Barbara McGrath, Managing Director,
Barbara McGrath is the MD of the Brightwater Group, which encompasses Brightwater Recruitment, Brightwater Government, Mentors and Alternate options. She joined the corporate in 2005 and have become MD in 2017 earlier than driving an MBO in 2018. Her enterprise expertise and business acumen steers a give attention to income and organisational progress in addition to cultivating excessive performing groups and growing leaders from inside the ranks. A former president of the ERF (now Honorary Fellow) in addition to a former president of the Government Institute, Barbara is a well known determine on the recruitment panorama and is passionate concerning the contributions the sector makes to the Irish economic system.
Rosheen McGuckain, Chief Government Officer,
Rosheen was appointed Chief Government Officer of NTR plc in April 2013. Since becoming a member of NTR in 2008, Rosheen has held various management positions in NTR together with most not too long ago as Group Enterprise Growth Director and CEO positions in photo voltaic improvement, power storage, water remedy and waste administration platforms inside the group. Previous to becoming a member of NTR, Rosheen was CEO of GE Cash Eire, the patron finance division of Basic Electrical. Previous to that, Rosheen led the enterprise transformation initiative for Irish utility ESB Energy Technology. Rosheen is a Director of Grafton Group plc and development group Sisk. Rosheen was not too long ago voted as one of many High 25 within the World Ladies’s Energy Record and High 50 within the World Inexperienced Fund Energy Record. She holds a PhD and MA from Dublin Metropolis College, and BSc from Trinity Faculty Dublin.
Tina McKenzie, Nation Managing Director,
After graduating from Ulster College, Tina went on to pursue a profitable worldwide recruitment profession, giving her over 25 years’ expertise within the Recruitment and Employment Companies sector, working with a number of the world’s largest blue chip corporations. After returning to Northern Eire 2013, she established Staffline Recruitment as a start-up all through Eire; taking the corporate from a standing begin to a turnover of £150 million inside 5 years. This unprecedented success led to a stream of awards together with the UTV Quick Enterprise Development Award in 2015, IOD’s Director of the Yr Award in 2017 and UTV Enterprise Eye’s Enterprise Character of the Yr Award in 2018 and the Belfast Telegraph Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. Tina has beforehand served because the European Ambassador for Ladies’s Entrepreneurship Day and is at present the Honorary Consul to Finland in Northern Eire. Tina McKenzie additionally sits on the board of the Federation of Small Companies, following over three years as Chair of the Coverage Unit for Northern Eire.
David McRedmond, Chief Government Officer,
David McRedmond was appointed Chief Government Officer of An Submit in October 2016. He has led the Firm’s Transformation programme and return to monetary stability, sustainable income progress and revenue by taking massive steps to repair the Firm’s economics and by restructuring the Mails & Parcels and Retail enterprise according to a quickly altering, digital market. David is personally driving An Submit’s Sustainability Constitution, having positioned Local weather Motion, First rate Work, Sustainable Cities & Communities and Innovation & Partnerships – 4 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Growth Targets most pertinent to the worldwide postal trade – on the centre of An Submit’s enterprise transformation technique. An Submit printed its first Gender Pay Hole Report and Motion Plan in October 2019, simply certainly one of its First rate Work initiatives. David was beforehand CEO of TV3 which he remodeled into a serious Irish broadcaster, concluding with its sale to Liberty World in December 2015. He was appointed chairman of Eir in 2018; he’s a director of Premier Lotteries Eire (the Nationwide Lottery) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Martin McVicar, Managing Director,
Martin McVicar is Managing Director of fabric dealing with options enterprise, Combilift, primarily based in Co Monaghan. He started his profession in engineering with a summer season job at Moffett Engineering, a truck-mounted forklift producer. He turned Moffett’s Chief Engineer earlier than turning 20. When the corporate was offered in 1997, Martin arrange Combilift along with Robert Moffet. Combilift is a specialist forklift & straddle service producer producing a variety of customised dealing with options. He was named Ernst & Younger Entrepreneur of the Yr at 29. He continues to develop new additions to the Combilift vary of merchandise..
Eric Mosley, Co-Founder & Chief Government Officer,
Eric is an HR visionary, writer, and the pressure behind the Workhuman motion. As CEO and co-founder of what started as Globoforce and is now Workhuman, he’s main the cost to dismantle outdated HR processes and problem organizations to construct new methods to attach the fashionable workforce. He guides organizations worldwide on methods to create extra human-centric workplaces that leverage the best way individuals work at this time, which is round worker improvement, social connections and relationships, and organizational communities and groups. As a pioneer of the Workhuman motion, Eric has lengthy believed that recognition and optimistic reinforcement unleash discretionary power in workers, inspiring them to do the most effective work of their lives. Workers obtain their fullest potential after they really feel appreciated, linked, and empowered for who they’re and what they do. Eric is the writer of “The Crowdsourced Efficiency Overview” and co-author of the award-winning ebook, “The Energy of Thanks.” He’s additionally a daily contributor to The Huffington Submit on the matters of recognition and humanity within the office, and a frequent contributor to publications together with Forbes, Quick Firm, and the Harvard Enterprise Overview.
Dónal Murphy, Chief Government Officer,
Dónal was appointed Chief Government of DCC plc in July 2017. Dónal joined DCC in 1998 and has an in depth data of the operations of the Group, having held various senior management roles, together with Managing Director of DCC Expertise from 2004 to 2006 and Managing Director of DCC Vitality from 2006 to 2017. He led the very vital progress of the Vitality division and its transition from a small UK and Irish enterprise to a considerable worldwide enterprise working in 13 nations.
Marc Murphy, Chief Government Officer,
Marc is Chief Government Officer at Fenergo and is liable for its enterprise and operational technique and company course. He has over 20 years’ expertise growing, promoting, and delivering enterprise monetary know-how to world banks. A software program engineer by background, Marc has a confirmed monitor file of constructing profitable enterprise and management groups. He has been with the corporate since its inception and is concentrated on driving progress, high quality and excellence throughout individuals, processes and merchandise. Marc has overseen vital milestones for Fenergo together with its fast progress on a worldwide scale, reaching unicorn standing as a modern monetary know-how firm and its 2021 acquisition by Astorg and Bridgepoint. Marc is an MBA graduate of Dublin Metropolis College.
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