Mr Dermot Ahern
Formally qualified Mediator and Lawyer. Mr Ahern recently retired from political life having spent over 14 years as an Irish Government Minister in several Departments including Justice & Law Reform, Foreign Affairs, Communications Marine & Natural resources, Social Community & Family Affairs and previously served as a Minister of State at the Departments of Defense and An Taoiseach (Prime Minister). He chaired the British-Irish Interparliamentary Body in which he played a key role in establishing the Irish Peace Process and has also served as a UN Special Envoy.
Ms Assunta Delany
Ms Delany holds a Masters Degree in HRM from Leicester University specialising in Training & Performance Management together with a HR Dip from the National College of Ireland. She has over 20 years’ experience at senior Management level (including 5 years as Assistant Director General) with Ireland’s Training & Employment Authority, FAS. This career has seen her deeply involved in the development and implementation of best practice HRM/D Standards to improve the performance of both Public and Private Sector Organisations.
Professor Thomas M. Cooney
Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Tom has worked closely with Business Managers and their challenges for over 15 years as well as his academic work. He is President of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Council Member at IRCSET, Adjunct Professor at Turku School of Economics, Member at Marketing Institute of Ireland and Academic Director of Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship (DIT).
Dr. Livingstone Thompson
International expert on Cultural Diversity and related Cultural Awareness training, Dr Thompson holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, is a practicing consultant delivering specialist training in diversity and cultural institutions, NGO’s, and community organisations. He is Managing Director of Living Cultural Solutions Ltd and is a widely published author who supervises postgraduates and lectures in colleges of Dublin City University, Ireland. He is President of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Ireland and a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD).
Dr. Fahad Fallaha
Dr. Fallaha holds a BSc and PhD from the University of Birmingham in England and his 33 year career with DuPont has seen most of his work in the UK, the US and frequent projects in Europe. Fahed is fluent in Arabic and English and has extensive expertise in many aspects of business, including Quality Standards, Performance Management, Leadership Safety People Management & Development, Operations, Assets and Technology with his main experience being in the Chemical, Fibre and Oil industries in the US, UK, Middle East and Eastern Europe.
AHMED MOHAMMED ABDULLA AL BANNA
Ahmed has over 30 years of wide ranging experience in the field of Training and Human Resource Management covering many esteemed and prestigious organisations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Gulf Region ranging from Aviation, Aluminium, Government Agencies, Insurance and Oil Industries. Chief Executive of Origin Group (HR Specialists) for the last 3 years based Bahrain, he is closely affiliated with a number of prestigious professional, academic and business organisations. Ahmed is currently completing his PhD, has an MBA (Hull University, UK) together with other post graduate and undergraduate degrees.
Ms Caoimhe O’Grady Tegart
Caoimhe O’Grady Tegart holds a BCom Degree majoring in HR from NUI Galway and a Masters in Psychology at Work from the University of Leicester. She has had 15 years experience in HR Management in the Private Sector working as HR Manager for Conrad Hotel Dublin, Addison Lee plc in London ‘3 Ireland’ (Mobile Communication company) owned by Hutchinson Whampoa in Hong Kong. She has also worked in Recruitment in Australia for Hudson, and as an Independent HR & Training Consultant in Ireland for over 2 years. She is currently a HR Project Manager in Hertz European and is a qualified Personal and Business Coach.
Mr Aidan Harte (Secretarial Role Only)
Managing Director of Optimum Results Ltd and Customer Perceptions Ltd together with other business interests, Aidan has some 35 years of wide ranging experience in all aspects of Business Management & Development with a particular emphasis on Organisational Development and ‘Enhancing People’s Performance’. He holds an ‘MSc in Executive Leadership’ has two ‘Business Counselling’ qualifications and is a formally qualified Trainer. He is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Institute of Management Counterblasts & Business Advisers and the Institute of Leadership & Management.