Participants’ Profile - Class of 2008-09

Fergal Brehony

Fergal has over 23 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. His background is in Sales & Marketing having graduating from The College of Marketing in the mid eighties. He completed a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance with the ACCA and then an MBA with RCSI & UCD in 2001. Having spent 16 years with Roche he has been General Manager of Nycomed Ireland since 2001.

Jack Carney

Jack is Non-Executive Director and consultant to Infinity Capital Markets London Ltd and previously held roles as Hedge fund manager for First New York Securities LLC, now trading as Infinity Capital Markets in the UK and roles in Davy Stockbrokers including private client advisor, institutional equities market maker, proprietary trader and finally Head of Institutional Sales Trading.

Jack is a Member of the Securities Institute, Registered Representative of the London Stock Exchange, Registered Representative of the National Association of Security Dealers(U.S.A.)

Matt Coffey

Matt Coffey is the General Manager and executive Director of EurizonLife a cross border insurance company operating in the EU from Ireland. EurizonLife is a subsidiary of Intesa Sanpaolo, the Italian banking group, and has assets under management in excess of Euro 12 billion. Before joining EurizonLife in 1998 he was General Manager and executive Director of J Rothschild International an IFSC insurance company and prior to that he worked at senior management level for a number of UK domestic based insurance companies.

Derek Feeney

Derek is CEO of An Chéim Computer Services Limited, delivering IT Services to the Institute of Technology Sector. Previous roles included MIS Project Manager and General Manager at DIT and Systems Officer at Dublin City Council.

Jacques Henry-Bezy

Jacques has worked mostly with the Export Division of Irish Distillers, became Managing Director of CRIT Human Resources and recently C.E.O. of Derichebourg Multiservices . Past President of Ireland France Chamber of Commerce and of Irish chapter of "Conseil du Commerce Extérieur de la France".

Declan Hughes

Declan is Managing Director of Imperial Tobacco Group’s manufacturing operation in Ireland since 2001 having previously worked as Engineering Manager for the same company. Prior to that Declan worked, as a senior design engineer at Ford Motor Company’s Research and Design Centre in London and at Mitsubishi Motor Company’s Design Center in Tokyo. Declan holds an MBA(OU) and a degree in Metal and Engineering Technology (UL).

Peter Madden

Peter is a Director and General Manager of Inora Life, part of the French banking group Société Générale. Prior to taking up this position in 2000, he spent 5 years managing the international client administration function in Scottish Amicable Life Insurance, later Prudential Europe. A languages graduate from UCD, he also holds an MBA (OU) and previously spent 6 years managing a number of language schools in Germany for the Berlitz organisation.

Norman Maziwisa

Norman Maziwisa (ASCS, MRICS) is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor currently holding the position of Senior Manager for Healy Kelly Turner and Townsend. Norman has over ten years experience of various construction projects in Africa, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Pat McArdle

Pat McArdle, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Council Member of the Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Member of the Securities Institute and the Financial Regulator’s Consultative Industry Panel. He has a masters degree in Econometrics from UCD and is a QFA.

Michael O’Donnell

Michael is Chief Executive of Inse-Com Limited, a company that coordinates IT development for the general insurance industry in the broker channel. An accountant (FCMA) he holds an MSc in Management from TCD and has worked in manufacturing and financial services before joining the insurance industry over 10 years ago.

Imelda Reynolds

Imelda has been a partner in Beauchamps Solicitors for over 15 years and was Managing Partner from 2001 to 2008. She holds both a B.C.L. and a Diploma in European Law from University College Dublin. She is a Council Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, where she presently holds the role of Deputy Vice President, and is a member of the Governing Body of Dublin Institute of Technology.

Fiona Walsh

Fiona is the Associate Director for Surgical Affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has over 15 years of international experience in business and product development, including 4 years as a management consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. She holds a B.Eng. from UCD and an MBA from INSEAD.

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