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Adrian Kelly

Adrian Kelly photo General Counsel | Airsynergy

‘We think it’s going to have a massive global impact’, Adrian Kelly says on the Airsynergy business. ‘We’re now doubling power output in wind turbines. We’ve found the business case for a wind power project. It creates a new market – the objective is to really revolutionise the entire industry over the next five years’. …

Aideen O’Reilly

Aideen O’Reilly photo Head of Legal | National Asset Management Agency (NAMA)

One of Ireland’s leading public sector lawyers, Aideen O’Reilly is a respected expert in her field, having spoken publicly on areas such as fraud and asset recovery. During the course of her role, she has supported several significant strategic transactions, including the 2015 sale of an €8.4bn portfolio of non-performing loans in NAMA’s “Project Arrow”. …

Alan Daly

Alan Daly photo Group Head of Legal | Electricity Supply Board

Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board has handled multiple significant strategic transactions during the four years Alan Daly has headed its legal function. These have included Carrington Power’s 2012 award-winning refinancing. The utility’s treasury was also recognised for its risk management and refinancing work in Risk Magazine’s 2015 Corporate Treasury of the Year Award. ‘I am very …

Andrew O’Flanaghan

Andrew O’Flanaghan photo Chief Legal Officer | National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Heading NTMA’s legal, control and compliance functions, US- and Ireland-qualified Andrew O’Flanagan has been at the epicentre of the agency’s efforts to turn around the nation’s credit reputation following the financial crisis. Sources particularly highlight his role in the €18bn early repayment of bailout loans to the IMF, resulting in €1.5bn cost savings over the …

Anna-Marie Curry

Anna-Marie Curry photo Head of Legal | Bord na Móna

As head of legal at Bord na Móna, Ireland’s leading environmentally-responsible integrated utility service provider, Anna-Marie Curry leads a team of lawyers providing national and international legal support. On a day-to-day basis, Curry contends with a variety of issues spanning environment and energy policy. She has been actively involved in Bord na Móna’s plans to …

Anne-Marie Dempsey

Anne-Marie Dempsey photo Senior legal counsel | Horizon Pharma

Senior legal counsel at Horizon Pharma since May 2015, Anne-Marie Dempsey is praised highly for her superior understanding of the pharmaceutical industry. Formerly Shire Pharma’s pioneer lawyer outside the UK and US, Anne-Marie Dempsey had a big task ahead of her when she joined the global business in 2007. ‘Starting and developing the legal function …

Antoine Mac Donncha

Antoine Mac Donncha photo Head of Legal Unit | Department of Finance

‘I have been very privileged to have been a heart of key elements to the recovery of the Irish economy’, Antoine Mac Donncha says. ‘I am enormously proud of the work I have been involved in over the last 5 years in particular. I have not just had a front seat while the state’s history …

Becky Crawley

Becky Crawley photo Regional Counsel - Ireland, Demand | Diageo Plc

As Diageo’s regional counsel, Becky Crawley’s role extends far beyond the purely legal. Crawley prides herself on her strategic business planning and in 2014 was a finalist of the Diageo WE President’s Club’s roll-call of top performers in “helping to sell”. Her proactive work ethic has seen her deliver training on various legal and compliance …

Brian Connolly

Brian Connolly photo Director of Legal Services - Local Country Compliance | Accenture

Throughout over a decade at Accenture, Brian Connolly has taken on a variety of managerial roles and led the Irish legal function through a period of substantial growth in the jurisdiction. As well as increasing its Irish legal function from one to eight members, he has worked specialist divisions into the team and implemented wide …

Brian Marshall

Brian Marshall photo Group General Counsel | Smurfit Kappa

With over 20 years’ experience at Smurfit Kappa, and 15 as its GC, sources praise Brian Marshall’s deep commercial understanding and his close integration with the business. A member of the senior management team, Marshall takes a central role in strategic decision-making at Ireland’s award-winning global packaging business, and has supported its most significant projects …

Caire Madden

Caire Madden photo Head of Legal Services | Gas Networks Ireland

A former Commission for Energy Regulation analyst, Claire Madden is a respected industry expert, known for her flawless technical knowledge and ability to ‘see the bigger picture’. Heading all legal support for Ireland’s growing natural gas network, Madden has been at the epicentre of the body’s rapid growth, facing an array of untested legal issues …

Cameron Goodwin

Cameron Goodwin photo General Counsel | Lab49

‘I’m working with people who are very academically gifted in their field of expertise’, Cameron Goodwin says. ‘It is very refreshing and satisfying to be part of a global team with this level of focus and ability’. A seasoned in-house counsel with broad international experience, Goodwin impresses sources with his ability to work seamlessly around …

Caoive Collins

Caoive Collins photo General Counsel | Project Management Group

Construction specialist Caoive Collins, Project Management Group’s general counsel, prides himself on being a facilitator to capital project delivery. PM Group is currently operating across 35 countries worldwide, spanning a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, food, and advanced manufacturing. Collins holds a BA in Law from Trinity College, Dublin.

Caroline Bergin

Caroline Bergin photo General Counsel | Greenstar Recycling

With almost 25 years’ in-house experience, Caroline Bergin has been involved in some of the nation’s most significant infrastructure transactions. Over four years in her previous role as NTR’s general counsel, she supported the company through its gradual dissolution in the wake of the financial crisis; leading its $200m waste sale and the shutting down …

Caroline Dee-Brown

Caroline Dee-Brown photo General Counsel | Commission for Communications Regulation

During her five-year tenure as general counsel for the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Caroline Dee-Brown has been a key decision maker in the newly founded company. ComReg is divided into a number of core divisions, with a structure based on cross-functional teams operating in a multi-disciplinary environment. Though this merging of roles means her remit …

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