Providing leadership and independence

As a Chartered Director, I offer an “outside in” perspective, informed by commercial experience and an acute awareness of the needs and perceptions of customers, investors, staff, suppliers, media and other stakeholders.

I draw on a varied career as a former Editor, an Executive Director and shareholder in two businesses and media entrepreneur and as an adviser to CEOs and senior management teams.

Board experience

My board experience began in 1989 as a co-founder and shareholder of The Sunday Business Post newspaper. I served as an Executive Director and Company Secretary for 11 years, a period which straddled a series of corporate restructurings, three private equity-raising rounds and ultimately the sale of the company to a multinational media PLC.

I am currently a Non-Executive Director of the Road Safety Authority, the State body with responsibility for education, licensing, testing and other functions and which is also contracting body for significant outsourced public service contracts. I also serve on the board of  Business in the Community which helps businesses to manage and measure CSR.

I am a former director of ASH Ireland, which successfully championed the introduction of the workplace smoking ban and of Chambers Ireland, Ireland’s largest business network.

A member of the Institute of Directors, I have completed the Chartered Director programme and was awarded  both the Diploma and Certificate in Company Direction in 2015.  I was awarded Chartered Director status in 2016.