Women in Finance Dublin, 12 - 13 September 2019, CCD, Dublin
Journalist and Broadcaster
Co-Founder and Chairwoman @ Lean-In-Ireland
Minister Michael D’Arcy TD
Minister of State @ Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform
Director General, Financial Conduct @ Central Bank of Ireland
CEO @ DEPFA Bank
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Banking and Aviation, Ireland @ Citi
Chief Commercial Officer @ CurrencyFair
CEO and Founder @ AQMetrics
Chief People Officer & Group Head of Corporate Resources @ Irish Life
CEO @ Swoop
Head of ACCA Ireland @ ACCA Global
Director, Head of Corporate Banking Ops and Tech Strategic Initiatives @ Deutsche Bank
Partner @ Deloitte
Associate Director @ Robert Walters
Vice President, Internal Audit, EMEA & LatAm @ MetLife
Director of Relationship Management @ Carne Group
Partner, Audit Financial Services @ KPMG
Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Clients @ Rabobank Ireland
Dr Claudia Igbrude
Manager, Technology Products, Platforms and Infrastructure for Learning @ PayPal
Founder @ Odd Socks
Mentor/Advisor @ Udder - Talent Technology
Co-Founder @ The Reset
Partner @ Mason Hayes & Curran
Joint Managing Partner & Brexit Lead @ The Panel
Joanna Thompson de Colonges
Principal @ Tembo Associates
Head of Operations @ The Asset Management Exchange
Head of Banking and Credit @ Barclays Private Bank
Former Head of Inclusion & Diversity EMEA @ State Street International Ireland
Director @ SustainabilityWorks
Head of the Office of Sustainable Business @ AIB
Managing Director @ Environmental Liability Solutions Europe
Founder @ Pragmatica Coaching
Veronica van der Hoeven
Managing Director, People Strategy @ MUFG Investor Services
Head of Inclusion and Diversity @ Amey
Founder @ ConfidentSpeak
Founder @ ElevateEdge
Emma Jane Joyce
Head of Responsible Investment @ Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
Founder @ Generation Women and Career Reboot
Independent Consultant in Gender Studies and Women’s Rights
Former Country Manager @ Quantum Soros
Senior Independent Director @ Permanent TSB
Alison Comyn is an IFTA-winning journalist and broadcaster, recently known as news anchor of Ireland Live and the face of UTV Ireland. A Drogheda native, she has presented numerous current affairs and entertainment programmes in the UK and Ireland with RTÉ, BBC, Sky News Ireland and Channel 4, as well as covering for Joe Duffy on numerous occasions on Liveline on RTE Radio 1.
A graduate of Broadcast Journalism, following a stint with pioneering television presenter Janet Street Porter in London, in 1996, Alison became main news anchor for BBC Northern Ireland. Shortly after, she landed everyone's idea of a dream job in 1997, as she packed her suitcase and joined Jill Dando, Carol Smillie, Craig Doyle and a host of other experienced journalists on the flagship BBC1 travel show 'Holiday'.
Over the course of three years, Alison worked as a regular contributor to 'Holiday', 'Summer Holiday', 'Holiday on a Shoestring' and main presenter of 'Holidays in Style'.She also hosted popular programmes like ‘Songs of Praise’ and ‘King & the Kingdom’ for BBC1 and was a regular guest in ‘Dictionary Corner’ on Channel 4’s iconic Countdown .
She then went on to join the Travel Channel, and report for ‘Travel On...’ and present 'The Travel Bug' programmes. She also presented two seasons of cookery entertainment show ‘Pot Luck’ on RTE 1 and weekly topical quiz ‘Saints and Scholars’ on BBC NI. From 2006 to 2014, she was a reporter and columnist with Drogheda Independent and a radio presenter and newsreader with LMFM and 4FM.
Alison has also been a reporter with Sky News Ireland, a regular contributor to ‘Four Live’ and ‘Today’ on RTE 1, and was shortlisted for Regional Journalist of the Year at the NNI Awards.She has worked on several advertising campaigns, most notably, the face of Bord Gais for three years, appearing in all television, radio, print and POS advertising.
With over 25 years in the media business, she also runs Alison Comyn Communications, training professionals in communications, media and presentation skills, and personal impact & branding. She regularly appears as a guest speaker, with topics including Making an Impact, Communicating with Confidence & Personal Branding.
Breda McCague is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Lean-In-Ireland organisation. Lean-In is an international organisation (founded by Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.Inc) that empowers Women to achieve their ambitions. The Lean-In model is one of peer mentorship for members that form small circles/groups.
Breda mentors women, and men, coaching women in particular, in the areas of networking, realising their value and accelerating their career paths. She is extremely passionate about the nature of her work and is determined to ensure an even playing field exists for the female gender and their career paths.
Also a Transformational Change specialist, having worked in Financial Services for almost 20 years, Breda has driven, embedded and overseen extensive change programmes across a number of large financial institutions in Ireland and the UK. She specialises in Technical, Innovative and Cultural change.
Breda’s professional speaking style is often found to be focused but fun. She concentrates on the career gender divide and suggests ways of improving the current imbalance.
She shares many tips and tools for working Mums & Dads to manage a quality work life balance. She is a seasoned musician playing with two different bands, has spent 20 years in the Reserve Defence Forces having been the first female to be commissioned as an Officer in her unit. She is a full time worker, a Mum to three young boys, and enjoys networking & researching using social media platforms.
Michael D’Arcy is Fine Gael TD for Wexford and in June 2017 was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance.
Michael D’Arcy was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007. He served as a Senator from 2011 to 2016 where he was appointed the Government Spokesperson on Finance in the Seanad and served on the Oireachtas Banking Enquiry.
He is a graduate of University of London.
Derville Rowland is Director General (Financial Conduct) at the Central Bank of Ireland with responsibility for consumer protection; securities and markets supervision; enforcement; and policy and risk.
She is a member of both the Board of Supervisors and the Management Board of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA), while she also represents the Central Bank of Ireland on the Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Prior to her appointment as Director General in September 2017, Derville was the Director of Enforcement in the Central Bank, where she established and developed the Enforcement Directorate.
In her earlier career, Derville gained extensive litigation and regulatory experience while practising law at the bar and working as in-house regulatory counsel.
Derville is a qualified barrister having being called to the bar in 1996 (Inns of Court School of Law; Inner Temple) and subsequently in 2003 (Kings Inns Dublin).
Fiona Flannery is CEO of DEPFA Bank, where she is responsible for deleveraging the bank’s balance sheets and implementing a change management programme for the DEPFA Group. Fiona is a senior banker and leader with over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry across a broad range of risk and strategic functions. She has held several senior positions within DEPFA and previously worked at PFIZER International Bank Europe and IIB Bank.
Fiona holds a degree in Mathematics and English from National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master’s in Business from UCD Smurfit Business School. She also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance from ACCA and is a Chartered Director.
Fiona is a passionate supporter of the charity CRMF and works with the foundation to raise funds for paediatric research.
Louise is Head of Citi’s Corporate Bank and Aviation businesses in Ireland. She is also Citi’s Aviation leasing expert in EMEA. Louise is responsible for the Irish client business covering Citi’s Irish Corporate clients, Aviation Lessors, Financial Institutions and Public Sector. Citi is the no. 1 corporate bank for episodic financing in the Irish market, with a c.16% overall market share over the period 2014 - 2018.
Louise leads Citi’s global relationships with our top tier institutional clients in Ireland, originating a broad range of episodic corporate finance transactions across a portfolio of corporates, financial institutions and public sector companies.
Louise has been involved in all debt and equity transactions for Irish clients and has raised over $50bn for her clients including a number of landmark transactions, notably Ireland’s largest IPO, largest Senior Debt issue, and inaugural Liability Management Trade by an Irish Bank.
Louise is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Arthur Andersen in 1996. She holds an honors degree in Law from University College Cork. She is also a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Sylvie is the Chief Commercial Officer for CurrencyFair and drives the company’s strategy for global growth and expansion. She is also on the advisory board for Foresight Factory. Since joining CurrencyFair in October 2016, Sylvie has directlymanaged all commercial activities and new market launches, and was key to their 2018 acquisition of Hong Kong based payments company, Convoy Payments Ltd.
Sylvie has over 16 years experience in new product planning and execution, business development, strategic planning, marketing and general management across the mobile communications and gaming industries.
Before joining CurrencyFair, Sylvie held various commercial leadership positions in Paddy Power, Vodafone, Telefonica including Head of Product and Marketing in Digicel. Prior to working in CurrencyFair Sylvie was Group Product Director in Betfair and developed operational plans that coordinated research and development, new product launches, strategic marketing and business development.
Geraldine founded AQMetrics in 2012. Before creating AQMetrics, she worked at BAE Systems, Susquehanna International Group, Oracle and ICL Fujitsu.
It was during her time with Susquehanna International Group that Geraldine first worked on the trading floor - an experience that exposed her to the workings of capital markets, from both a business and technology perspective. As a result of this role, she became curious about how to combine risk management and regulatory compliance in an integrated software platform for both the buy and sell side: the result of this curiosity was AQMetrics.
Geraldine graduated with a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin and the Sorbonne University Paris. Post- graduation, she studied computer science and technology management, before receiving an MBA from University College Dublin.
She serves on the Board of Directors of Fast Track to IT, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to get long-term unemployed people back to work through re-education in STEM subjects.
Simone is a global HR leader with extensive experience challenging the status quo of women in leadership in financial services. She has brought this global perspective to Ireland and passionately drives the gender equality movement here. At Irish Life Group she has taken a root to branch approach to addressing all forms of bias and leading on necessary change. She has introduced companywide unconscious bias training, mentoring programmes for all employees but with a particular focus on developing female talent. Simone has also championed real and meaningful change by leading the introduction of ‘6 Reasons to Smile’ – enhancements to Irish Life Group’s best in market leave policies. Simone strives to support every employee at every point of their lives, no matter how life shapes them.
Andrea Reynolds is founder and CEO of Swoop, an award winning online one-stop shop for businesses looking to raise, save and manage finance.
Andrea started her career as an accountant with KPMG before joining their Management Consultancy division, directing projects for organisations such as GE Capital Aviation, Ryanair, Lloyds Bank and the FCA. Andrea left KPMG to start her own corporate finance consultancy, where for over ten years she raised funding for businesses across loans, investment and grants. It is this experience that led her to launch swoopfunding.com. Andrea is also a non-executive director of Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance.
Caitriona Allis is Head of ACCA Ireland and is responsible for the strategic development of the professional body in Ireland and in supporting ACCA’s 11,000 students and 12,000 members. She works closely with her stakeholders in Ireland - students, members, employers, learning providers, schools, universities and the local government to develop the accounting profession and grow the talent pipeline to support Ireland’s economy. Caitriona is an Accountant and a graduate of University College Dublin. She previously worked with Mazars and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mary is an Operations professional with 16 years of experience across the retail and banking industries. In both sectors, she has demonstrated the ability to set-up greenfield operations and transform organisations.
Mary has spent the past 13 years in banking working in Dublin, Frankfurt, and New York. In her current role as head of Strategic Initiatives, Mary is responsible for driving the execution of large-scale change programs within Deutsche Bank’s Transaction Banking Operations & Technology units globally.
Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and holds post graduate degrees from University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business and Columbia University, New York. Mary is married and a proud mum to two girls, Ailis and Doireann. In her spare time, she enjoys singing with Dublin’s The Line-Up choir.
Anya is a Financial Advisory Partner, co-leading the Irish M&A team. Anya also leads Deloitte Private in Ireland and including the firm’s Best Managed Companies programme. Anya has over 15 years’ experience advising corporates on buy-side and sell-side transactions. She joined the Deloitte Financial Advisory team in 2004 and 2011, Anya moved to London and joined Cavendish Corporate Finance, where she spent five years advising entrepreneurs and corporates on the sale of minority and majority stakes and growth capital raisings. Anya was nominated by CityAM as a Rising Star in 2012 and was appointed Partner in Cavendish in 2013. Anya re-joined Deloitte in 2015 and has since grown the M&A team and led on a number of significant domestic and cross-border transactions, including the sale of Voxpro to Telus International and advising the shareholders of Lowe Rental on their investment from Perwyn. Anya has also been the Talent Partner for Financial Advisory in Deloitte for the last number of years.
Claire holds a Master’s Degree from University College Dublin. After graduation, she began her recruitment career with a leading, global executive search firm in Dublin. In 2004, Claire moved to Robert Walters PLC, a global, specialist professional recruitment consultancy. Over the last 33 years, Robert Walters has grown and now operates across 30 countries and employs over 4,100 people. As Associate Director, Claire oversees the Compliance, Legal and Funds Operations Divisions of the Dublin office. The Robert Walters Group has a dedicated program aimed at diversity and inclusion within the workplace, which includes research papers, events, advice and guidance on a range of topics for employers and employees on how to empower women in the workplace. Our female-led team in Ireland aims to connect female professionals and provide information and advice to help them achieve career success.
Jen McCarthy, is the Head of Internal Audit for MetLife Inc.’s EMEA and LatAm regions. In this role, Jen oversees all regional audit activities and serves as the primary point of audit contact to regional executive business management. Jen is a member of the global Internal Audit Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and the EMEA SLT.
At MetLife, Jen is the executive sponsor for the Dublin WBN and currently sits on the Dublin GLAM (LGBT) and Diverse Abilities committees.
Jen holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin and is a Chartered Accountant.
Natasha is Director of Relationship Management with Carne Group and has over 20 years of experience in the funds industry, specialising in client relationship management, fund accounting and fund oversight for both UCITS and AIFM funds.
Natasha joined Carne from BNY Mellon, where as Head of Offshore & Onshore Service Delivery Management, she had responsibility for service delivery for over 75 client relationships across EMEA. Natasha was also responsible for managing EMEA MIS and KPI reporting for Fund Accounting. Her clients ranged from large Institutional Investment Managers to smaller Boutique operations, managing a wide range of UCITS and hedge fund product including Fund of Fund, Master/Feeder, Money Market and Alternative funds. Natasha also spent a year in Poland where she was involved in developing a green field site to facilitate the migration of fund accounting functions from Ireland to Wroclaw, Poland. She also spent time in the UK providing leadership development and senior management support and was Fund Accounting Group Manager for teams in Cork and Dublin.
Before joining BNY Mellon, Natasha was at PNC GIS for seven years where she was a Senior Fund Accounting Manager, with responsibility for NAV Production and client relationship management for alternative investment clients with complex fund structures and security types. Natasha has also worked at IBT Europe Ltd, CICM Fund Administration, Deutsche International and Bank of Ireland.
Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Financial Services from Liverpool John Moore's University, a Joint Financial Services Diploma, a Certificate in Mortgage Practise and a Certificate in Mutual Fund Services from the Institute of Bankers.
Darina is a partner with KPMG since 1999 having joined KPMG over 30 years ago.
She is a graduate of University College Galway and also University College Dublin and is qualified chartered accountant.
Over the years she has lead many teams in KPMG including their Asset Management sector for over 10 years and the Financial Services practice in Ireland for the following 6 years.
Darina chairs KPMG’s Diversity and Inclusion group. In the wider KPMG network she is a member of KPMG European Leadership for Financial Services.
In addition to KPMG teams Darina has held various positions in Irish and European Funds Industry including ESMA.
She is also a Steering Committee member of the 30percent club in Ireland.
Darina is married to James and they have 4 children. She and her family support many charities and in particular UNICEF.
Fiona Egan is currently Managing Director - Head of Global Corporate Clients, Rabobank Ireland as well as Deputy Head - Global Corporate Clients, Europe. She is an experienced Senior Banker and Leader working in Rabobank for 14 yrs. Prior to joining Rabobank, Fiona worked in Goodbody Corporate Finance for 7 years after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. Ms. Egan also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.
Fiona has completed several Leadership Development Programmes in business schools in Europe and the US including Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth, Ashridge Business School, London and IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Claudia is passionate about the potential of emerging technologies to create opportunities for participation in the global economy. Her experience with technology transformation spans across the corporate and higher education sectors. She is currently the learning business partner at PayPal with responsibility for product management of the technologies used for supporting the training and talent development of customer service operations teammates in all operations sites globally. Previously, she partnered with academic and non-academic staff at all levels in Technology University for Dublin to create the technology ecosystem for learning.
Her entrepreneurship experiences include creating a natural skincare range, building a language learning app, a just in time learning app for Accident and Emergency doctors and providing technology consulting services to SMEs.
Claudia holds a BSc in Industrial Mathematics and has completed several postgraduate programmes: PG Dip in Product Management, PhD in Computer Science, Certificate in Intellectual Property & Media Law and MSc Learning Technologies.
Eibhlin Johnston has thirty years’ financial services experience. She left JP Morgan in 2018 to establish her consultancy business and now provides a range of services from strategic projects to business development and Leadership coaching. Eibhlin has been exploring Leadership styles with a number of international trainers and coaches. She believes that true leadership happens in the split second before thought and thinking takes over. She launched Odd Socks in May 2019. Odd Socks is a range of initiatives designed to prolong the split second - Odd socks Mentoring (Reverse Mentoring), Odd Socks Leadership and Odd Socks Works - challenging the way we work and the Busy concept; disrupting the normal. Her first book, Gut Throat Leadership is due to be published in Autumn 2019.
Sophie was described as a reformed engineer when she had her first taste of HR with IBM Australia. She went on to pursuing a career in fixing problems in people, not machines. For 8 years, she had led recruitment projects with Ford, General Motors, IBM before moving to 11:FS to define their ultimate working culture via a series of employer branding efforts. Her focus is aimed at cultural paradigms during hyper growth stages in a start-up and championing diversity and equality in a future focused way. She loves a challenge in solving people problems in organizations using structured, disruptive thinking. “People are your future”, she recites. Aimed at cultural paradigms during hyper growth, of which she has much experience, to ensure they have the most effective leadership to bring a new kind of career lifestyle. She’s now a People consultant for various Seeding and Series A startups in Fintech.
Lauren Healy is a CIMA qualified accountant, Nutritional Therapist and co-founder of the Reset. She pursued a career in Finance for over a decade as a management accountant but decided a number of years ago to take the leap into self employment. Lauren now spends her time utilising her accountancy expertise in herself and her husbands property business, while also working one on one with clients (primarily women with hormonal issues) in her nutrition business. Lauren is also the co-founder of The Reset which is a wellness company that specialises in making wellness as practical and applicable as possible.
Sinéad is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Department of Mason Hayes & Curran.
She works primarily with financial services clients to prevent, work through and resolve disputes and regulatory issues.
She advises financial institutions and private equity funds on issues arising in the enforcement of security, corporate restructuring and regulation. Sinéad advises domestic institutions in the context of their deleveraging programmes and real estate funds in their acquisition and subsequent work out of distressed debt. She also has broad expertise in resolving corporate and contractual disputes, helping clients identify and minimise risk.
Anne Keys (Managing Partner) joined The Panel in 1997.
Anne leads The Panel’s executive search in FS and is uniquely placed to assist in hiring executives and board members.
Anne works with several new Brexit lead firms coming into Ireland. She provides advice on talent landscape and sourcing high calibre candidates for PCF approved roles. Anne has spoken in London to Asset Managers moving to Ireland and is seen as a key recruitment advisor.
Anne was instrumental in the set up and launch of 100 Women in Finance in Ireland and is a member of the steering committee in Dublin.
Joanna has worked with and for alternative investment manager groups for over 25 years: trading, business development and retention, strategic marketing and client management, with both niche and major firms including Morgan Grenfell Securities, FP Consult, Fortis IM, GAM and FX Concepts in London, New York and Paris.
She now runs Tembo Associates, a strategy and marketing development consultancy, to niche, ‘next generation’ alternative managers, including Clerkenwell Capital, an Absolute Return Listed European Real Estate manager, and two start-up managers. Clients also include ESG and sustainability specialists, and Diversity and Inclusion advisers, including GM Associates in Dublin.
Joanna also serves on the advisory boards of a US based CTA and quant incubator, Typhon Capital, and an independent marketing specialist, River Wey LLP, in London.
Paris Chair of 100 Women in Finance since 2013, Joanna also advises the Dublin chapter, launched with her support in 2017. This enables her to support and promote efforts in alternative and broader financial sector to recognise and promote its diversified talent.
A regular speaker at industry conferences on major industry themes including strategic marketing and communications for niche players, ESG, particularly governance, diversity and inclusion, the importance of culture throughout organisations, to support the bottom line, and diversity on boards in the UK and Europe.
Eoin is Ireland Country Head, The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), leading the Operations & Investment Oversight team, based in Cork. His team has functional and regulatory responsibility for Delegate Oversight and the on-boarding of Investment Managers & Investors to the Digital Platform. Compliance, Technology, Platform and Risk are also based in the Cork Site.
His previous roles include Head of UK & Ireland Fund Accounting at BNY Mellon, EMEA Head of Private Equity at State Street and Senior Accounting Officer for Goldman Sachs International. He started his career becoming a chartered accountant with Deloitte, holds a graduate degree in Finance & Technology from UCC and a Master in Science from DCU.
Eoin is a sitting member on the board of Cork Chamber of Commerce and is Chair of Cork Financial Services Forum. He is Chair of Shine Ireland, a not-for-profit charity for autism. Their Digital approach has seen free Apps being downloaded over 125,000 times globally. He is the EMEA Champion for Inclusion & Diversity for his firm.
He is married with three children, lives in Innishannon and coaches the U14 Bandon Rugby Team. He describes himself as an ALL or NOTHING person, believes what goes around comes around, that life is for living and that he who dares wins - most of the time.
Christina started her career as a graduate with Barclays in London in 2007. After several years as a foreign exchange sales-trader she took on the role as Head of FX Execution for Barclays Private Bank UK & Channel Islands.
After 12 years in the UK Christina has now returned to Dublin to take on the position as Head of Banking and Credit for Barclays Private Bank European HQ in Ireland.
Christina graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Commerce from UCD and holds a First Class Honours Masters in Finance from the Michael Smurfit School of Business, UCD.
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Laura is passionate about highlighting the key role that the financial sector must play in mobilising finance to tackle climate change and other global sustainability challenges. She has in-depth knowledge of the global and Irish sustainable finance policy and market landscape. She speaks, writes and advises on a broad range of sustainable finance topics, including responsible investment, energy efficiency finance and renewable energy finance. She also devises and develops ideas around using finance as a tool to drive citizen engagement on climate action in Ireland. A Chartered Tax Adviser and a Chartered Accountant, she has over 20 years experience across practice and industry.
Sarah is Head of the Office of Sustainability in AIB Group plc. In her role, Sarah leads a small team in embedding a sustainable business approach across the business, demonstrating the shared value AIB creates in its business, the economy and the communities where the bank operates.
Sarah joined AIB two years ago from RBS where she was Head of Corporate Affairs & Economics for Ulster Bank in Ireland, holding a number of senior roles across the business over a ten year period.
Prior to her career in banking, Sarah worked in a number of Ireland’s leading PR agencies scores corporate and consumer roles.
She is a Certified Bank Director from the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, a graduate of the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership and also holds a degree in French and Sociology from Trinity College Dublin.
As Managing Director of ELS Europe, Dawn has over 25 years' experience on international corporate complex risk management and sustainable finance providing expertise and strategic guidance direct to the financial sector, industrial operators, government regulatory and prudential authorities.
Dawn’s experience spans a range of industries from FinTech, construction & real estate, brownfield development, water treatment & supply, waste, manufacturing, renewable energy, petrochemical, oil & gas, and transport.
As a member of the European Commission’s Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capital Markets Union (DG-FISMA) Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance, Dawn alongside many international organisations has contributed to the architecture and operationalisation of Europe’s first Green Sustainable Finance Taxonomy.
Dawn is a Chartered Environmentalist (CENV) and Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM), holds an MSc. with Distinction, Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (2002) and Honours Degree Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin (1994), and is a member of associated professional institutions.
Rosemarie Wilson is a Global Mindset & Leadership Coach, Speaker, Mentor and the founder of Pragmatica Coaching, a Coaching & Training Company.
Rosemarie’s background stems from Oil & Gas, with over 20 years experience in FinTech & Change Management. A certified Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and professional member of the Association for Coaching, Rosemarie works one to one with women to build self-confidence from a place of values and authenticity, which enables them to nurture their talent and better enjoy their success. She is a workshop facilitator and speaks on moving past ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and developing Emotional Intelligence.
Veronica van der Hoeven is Managing Director, People Strategy at MUFG Investor Services where she has responsibility for Culture, Strategic Projects and Programs, Internal Communications and Learning & Development. She has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry in both Human Resources and Investor Operations. She has lived and worked in Ireland, London and Holland and has a keen interest in people and psychology.
Prior to joining MUFG Veronica held various positions at Olympia Capital (Ireland) Ltd) (now part of the Caceis group) and BISYS Fund Services (Ireland) Ltd (now part of the Citi Group).
Coral has worked in equality, diversity and inclusion for over 15 years. She works for Amey, a national infrastructure company employing 19,000 people, where she leads Inclusion, working to make inclusion business. Amey have won multiple awards for their inclusion work. Coral is the Inclusive Companies Head of Diversity and Inclusion of the year.
Olivia is founder of ConfidentSpeak, a specialist Voice, Communications and Executive Coaching organisation working internationally. She is a professional voice and executive presence coach and professional speaker.
She is uniquely qualified to understand the challenges faced by women in business and finance in relation to engaging and influencing listeners. Her career began in the technology and banking world, before she found herself “treading the boards” of London’s prestigious Central School of Speech & Drama (an unusual side step!). She returned to the corporate world where ConfidentSpeak with born.
Her passion has always been coaching executives to build authentic presence, confidence and credibility to achieve the results they want. She does this by using time-honoured performance techniques, used by the world’s most respected performers honed for the business executive, with carefully developed communications and executive coaching tools.
Today ConfidentSpeak works globally with many household names (incl. Salesforce.com, KPMG, Temenos Group, Google, Blizzard Entertainment, Stryker Medical Inc., Symantec). Her sessions are practical, engaging (a few laughs along the way!) but grounded in relevance for an audience she knows well.
Anne Caulfield is an Accredited Executive Coach, with a background of 20 years’ international business experience in corporate, working for blue chip companies in the IT, Healthcare and Telco industries, within Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.
Anne is the founder of ElevateEdge Coaching & Consulting Ltd, coaching senior executives and business leaders in blue chip companies, financial services, SME’s and Third Level Educational bodies.
Anne supports professionals to develop their influence and authority in their business and careers through Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Career Coaching. This is delivered though one-to-one coaching, workshops and masterclasses.
Sinead Sharkey-Steenson is the founder of Generation Women and Career Reboot, is an experienced Leadership Career Coach, Facilitator, and Motivational Speaker.
Dedicated to supporting female talent to get to the top in business, she’s worked with over 3,000 women to date. Drawing on over 20 years of corporate experience in HR, Leadership Development, and Cultural Transformation, she has developed and delivered inclusive programmes for organisations including; Lean In, All State, Bombardier Aerospace, Deloitte, Citi, Sensata. She holds a BA Hons Psychology, MSc in Computing & Information Systems, MSc in Human Resource Management, is an NLP Master Practitioner, and an ICF Certified Coach.
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Julie O’Neill was appointed to the Board of Permanent TSB in January 2014 and has been the Senior Independent Director since April 2016. She served as Secretary General of the Irish Department of Transport from 2002 until 2009 and in a public service career spanning 37 years, worked in strategic policy development and implementation with eight Government Departments. She is now an independent strategic management consultant and a Non-Executive Director at Ryanair p.l.c. and at AXA Life Europe. She is chairperson of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Licentiate of the Institute of Banking from whom she has received the designation of ‘Certified Bank Director’. Julie brings a wide range of economic and social policy experience, as well as extensive administrative and managerial experience to the the Board of Permanent TSB.
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