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Member Bios

Name:

Donal De Buitleir

Donal De Buitleir

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1987 Multi Nation

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

US Tax Reform of 1986
US Self-Assessment System for Income Tax
Management Systems in Large Organisaions
US System of Local Government

Career Information:

Secretary Commission on Taxation 1980-85
Assistant Secretary, Revenue Commissioners 1985-89
Head of Group Taxation, AIB Group, 1989-1995
General Manager, Office of the CEO, AIB Group 1995-2009
Chairman, Citizens Information Board, 1995-2002
Chairman, Business Regulation Forum, 2007
Chairman, Civil Service Performance Verification Group, 2003-2008
Non-Executive Director, Health Services Executive, 2005-2009
Trustee, Eisenhower Fellowships 2003-2007

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Now Retired. Self-Employed Consultant Member, Irish Taxation Institute, Strategic Policy Group Member, Ageing Well Network President, Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Member, Institute of International & European Affairs

Personal interests:

Public Policy, Running, Golf


Name:

Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1983 Multi-Nation Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Executive Development
Leadership
Enterprise
Industrial Policy

Career Information:

HR Director, Guinness Dublin
Director General, Irish Management Institute
Chief Operating Officer, Waterford Crystal
Chief Executive, Wedgwood
Chairman, The Irish Times
Chairman, Financial Regulator
Trustee, Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation
Trustee, National College of Ireland

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Present Positions:
Partner, Praesta Ireland
Chairman, Vodafone Ireland
Director, Ogilvy Ireland
Lecturer, Irish Management Institute

Focus is mainly on leadership development through senior executive and team coaching

Personal interests:

Music, History, Poetry, Sailing, Cricket


Name:

Dr Tom Frawley

Dr Tom Frawley

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 - Single Area Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Health Care Systems in US

Leadership

Transforming Culture

Career Information:

 

Joined NI Health and Social Services 1971

 

1971-73 – Graduate Trainee

1973-75 – Hospital and Community Services Manager, Ulster Hospital

1975-77 – Community Services Manager, North & West Belfast

1977-80 – Acting District Administrator, Lisburn

1980-85 – Chief Administrative Officer, Western Health & Social Services Board

1985-2000 – Chief Executive, Western Health & Social Services Board

Current career – position(s)/focus:

 

2000 – Appointed NI Assembly Ombudsman and since 2002 Interim Commissioner for Standards for NI Assembly

 

§    Good Governance

§    Complaint Handling

§    Improving Public Services

Managing Transformation

Personal interests:

 

Rugby, music, current affairs, politics.


Name:

Dan Flinter

Dan Flinter

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 Single Area Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Development opportunities in the services sector in particular internationalsation of the sector
Models for attracting inward investment
Marketing strategies especially in the business to business sector

Career Information:

Executive Director IDA Ireland 1988-1993
Chief Executive Forbairt 1994-1997
Chief Executive Enterprise Ireland 1997-2003

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Chairman Governing Auhtority National University of Ireland
Maynooth (NUIM) 2004 todate
Chairman Duolog Holdings 2004 todate
Chairman National Sports Campus Development Authority 2007 todate
Chairman Center for Effectives Services 2008 todate
Vice Chairman PM Holdings 2005 todate
Member of advisory Board National Irish Bank 2005 todate
Non Executive Director Danica Life 2007 todate
Non Executive Director Mill Theatre

Personal interests:

3 level education, policy and governance


Name:

David A Lavery

David A Lavery

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 Single Area Program, Ireland

Career Information:

Barrister-At-Law until 1983
Legal Adviser To Northern Ireland Court Service 1983-1991
Principal Private Secretary to Lord Chief Justice 1993-1996
Principal Private Secretary to First Minister 1998-2001

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Director, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

Personal interests:

Current Affairs, Political Development, Law and Government


Name:

(Rev) John Dunlop

(Rev) John Dunlop

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 - Single Area Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Religion, identity and the influence of legislation in changing social attitudes

Career Information:

Presbyterian Minister: Jamaica 1968-78; Belfast 1978-2004; Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1992-93; Warrack Lecturer (Scottish Theological Faculties) 1986-86; Member of the Senate at Queen’s University Belfast 1987-1999; Member: Independent Review of Parades and Marches 1997; Chair: North Belfast Community Action Project 2002; Chair: Independent Facilitators,Omagh Bomb Memorial Wording 2007; Director: Northern Ireland Memorial Fund. Former Member: Irish Inter Church Meeting, USA/Irish Inter Church Committee on Northern Ireland, Board of British Irish Encounter.

Awards: CBE 2004; Honorary DD: Presbyterian Theological Faculty; Honorary DD Trinity College Dublin; Honorary LLD: Queens University Belfast; Honorary LLD University of Ulster; Cultural Traditions Award 1993; E.H. Johnston Memorial Trust Award, Presbyterian Church in Canada; Paul Harris Rotary Fellow.

Patron: Wave Trauma Centre; N.I. Council for Integrated Education; Habitat for Humanity; Drumalis Retreat Centre;

Publication: “A Precarious Belonging, Presbyterians and the Conflict in Ireland. Blackstaff Press 1995

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Retired


Name:

John P Hamilton

John P Hamilton

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 Single Area

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Organisation of law enforcement in the USA, - local, state, federal.
Accountability to the public, local, state and federal government.
Construction of policy, strategy, tactics.
Application of business management techniques by law enforcement agencies.
Community relations and law enforcement.
Investigation of major incidents/crime.
Use of IT by law enforcement.
Serial killings.
Public order and organised crime.
Selection and appointment of Chief Officers of Police.

Career Information:

Chief Constable Fife Constabulary
Deputy Director General and Director of Intelligence – UK National
Criminal Intelligence Service
Assistant Chief Constable, Crime, Great Manchester Police
Detective Chief Superintendent, Crime

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Director, Criminal Justice Consultant

Personal interests:

Music, Walking, Political Biography, 20 century Irish history, 20 century USA history, Contemporary politics


Name:

Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 Single Area

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

US companies investing outside the US
Regulation in the US
Women in business

Career Information:

Past: Partner – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dublin
Director – Central Bank of Ireland
Director – Temple Bar Properties Ltd
Member – Top Level Appointments Committee
Member – Commission on Taxation
Member – Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes
Present: Chartered Accountant

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Somewhat unfocussed at this point...

Personal interests:

Taxation, Economy, Inward Investment, Innovation, Ecology


Name:

Norman Shaw.C.B.E. B.S.C.{Hons} Dunelm

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 Single Area Programme, Ireland

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Farming. Processing. Agricultural Politics and Education, Media

Career Information:

Craigy Dairy Farms
University Grants Committee
President Ulster Farmer’s Union
Chairman Greenpark Healthcare Trust
Bank of Ireland ,Northern Advisory Board
Northern Ireland Electricity Board
Northern Ireland Economic Council
Chairman Oxford Farming Conference
Chairman Farmer’s Club, London
Nuffield Scholar New Zealand
Chairman Leckpatrick Dairy Company
B.B.C. Broadcasting Council
U.K.Seafish Board

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Family Farming business. Trustee Farmer’s Club, London

Personal interests:

Farming. Sport , Media .Opera. Community


Name:

Joyce O’Connor

Joyce O’Connor

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 All Ireland Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Education

  • Role of Universities in change and development
  • Developing Universities culture for innovation and research.

Research

  • Innovation and enterprise development
  • Language development
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Elderly and Carers
  • Disadvantaged communities and the role of education and community

Career Information:

  • Founding President and President Emeritus of the National College of Ireland.
  • Head of Department Languages and Applied Social Studies University of Limerick
  • Established Social Research Centre University of Limerick
  • Founder Chair P.A.U.L. Partnership Limerick
  • Established Policy Research Centre NCI
  • Established Learning and Teaching Research Centre NCI
  • Senior Research Fellow University College Dublin
  • Chaired a number of Government Agencies including Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) The National Accreditation Committee for People with Disabilities, The National Career Guidance Forum, The Expert Group on Mental Health and The Digital Hub Development Agency. She also served as a member of a number of Government Bodies...
  • She was a non-executive Director of ICS Building Society and a Council Member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
  • Has received a number of national and international awards for her research on drinking behaviour .Awarded Women of the Year Award for her work in education and public service and Honorary Doctorates from Dublin Institute of Technology and the Higher Education and Training Awards Council( HETAC) for her work in education.

Published widely on education, innovation and enterprise, drinking and smoking behaviour, the elderly and carers. She has wide experience in the fields of education, business , the voluntary and community sectors Involved in Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives and is co-editor of a book on CSR

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Non Executive Director of Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH)Plc and the Dublin City Gallery –The Hugh Lane , Government Steering Group on Active Citizenship. Patron of the Caring for Carers Association of Ireland

Personal interests:

Reading, Theatre, Music, Walking, swimming and Munster Rugby

Completed the Path to Rome and the Paris and Dublin City Marathons


Name:

Sir Brian Kerr

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1999 Multi Nation

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Judicial Appointments; Training and continuing education of judges; Case Management

Career Information:

1993-2004 High Court Judge, Supreme Court of Judicature, Belfast 2004-2009 Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

Current career – position(s)/focus:

2009 – Lord of Appeal in Ordinary; Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court


Name:

Gillian Robinson

Gillian Robinson

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2003 Multi Nation Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Social Science Research Centres and Data Archives. Links between the University Sector and the public.

Career Information:

2008 to date. Professor of Social Research and Director of ARK at University of Ulster.
2003-2008. Professor of Social Research and Director of INCORE and ARK, University of Ulster.

Current career – position(s)/focus:

In my current position I am responsible for the overall strategic direction of ARK a joint University of Ulster and Queen’s University resource providing access to social and political information on Northern Ireland. ARK is core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. ARK’s work is focussed on four areas: through our surveys we aim to provide time-series attitudinal data across age groups to inform policy development; we provide access to a broad range of information on the Northern Ireland conflict and politics in the region, including detailed results of elections; we support policy development and debate in the region through providing information and critical analysis; and we aim to build research capacity across all sectors. See www.ark.ac.uk for further detail.

Personal interests:

Keen interest in sport, gardening and travel.


Name:

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2001 - Multi Nation Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

 

Planning, transportation, environment, community development

Career Information:

 

Degree of Barrister at law 1989

Chairman, An Taisce, Dublin City 1997-9

Chairman, An Taisce, the National Trust, 1999-2003

Editor Village Magazine 2008-present

A Director, Transparency International Ireland

Current career – position(s)/focus:

 

Editor, Village Magazine (a leftish, investigative current affairs monthly)

Personal interests:

Investigative Journalism

Sustainable Development

Equality


Name:

Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2007 Multi-Nation Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Social Entrepreneurship

Disability

Media

Philanthropy

Career Information:

 

Management Consultant with Accenture

Social Entrepreneur

Current career – position(s)/focus:

 

Founder of Kanchi and the O2 Ability Awards and is also an international speaker and adventurer. A social entrepreneur, Caroline set up The Aisling Foundation (known today as Kanchi) in 2000, with the aim of changing the way people think about disability. Under the new name of Kanchi, Caroline will continue to deliver a deeper level of engagement with society, business, media and politics to affect change through positive solution based thinking.

Personal interests:

 

Photography

Running

Travel

Dancing

Reading

Hanging out with friends

Adventures


Name:

Seamus O’Prey

Seamus O’Prey

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2009 - Multi-nation Programme

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Business Growth and development strategies. Equity finance and venture capital funding. New technology and innovation. Green technology and opportunities. Government policy around SME development.

Career Information:

  • General Manager with Ortus The Business Development Agency
  • Business Development Manager – Ortus.
  • Programme Manager with Social Economy Agency
  • Community Development Manager with Clonard Residents Association

Education:

  • BA (Hons) Government and Law
  • Pg Dip Administrative and Legal Studies
  • MA Administration and Law
  • MSc Executive Leadership

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Innovation; entrepreneurship; leadership; social enterprise and small business development

Chairman – Ulster Community Investment Trust.
Chairman – Ulster Community Investment Trust (Ireland).
Chairman – The NOW Project.
Director – Enterprise Northern Ireland.
Director – Upper Springfield Development Trust.
Partner – Traceal.

Personal interests:

Keen golfer, scuba diver; GAA; Rugby; Travelling.


Name:

John Joseph Lee

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

American-European relations

Career Information:

Mostly in universities, academic/ administrative – Dublin, Cambridge(Eng.), Cork, Pittsburgh, Austin(Tx.), Colby (Maine), New York.

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Director, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, Glucksman Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of History, NYU.

Personal interests:

International relations


Honary Members

Name:

John E Osborn

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1989 US Fellow to Ireland

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

 

Explored the underlying causes of the conflict in Northern Ireland, and the nature of the peace process leading to the Good Friday Agreement, with particular interest in the roles of Washington, London and Dublin in securing the Agreement.  Subsequently published an essay on Northern Ireland in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (2000).

Career Information:

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, US Oncology, Inc.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Cephalon, Inc.

Vice President & Associate General Counsel, DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals

Board of Directors, Incept BioSystems, Inc.

Advisor, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Visiting Research Fellow in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Visiting Fellow in Politics, Princeton University

Board of Governors, East-West Center, Hawaii

Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Law Clerk to Judge Albert V. Bryan, U.S. Court of Appeals

Associate, Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale)

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Member, American Law Institute

Current career – position(s)/focus:

 

Commissioner, United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

 

Personal interests:

 

Travel, Family, Politics, International Affairs, Tennis, Golf, Skiing


Name:

Joan P.H. Myers

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2005 US Program

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Cyber Terrorism & Security

Career Information:

Director, Cyber Technologies, Applied Research Associates
Director, U.S. Policy, SAS
President, North Carolina Technology Association

Current career – position(s)/focus:

My company is a research, development and services firm focused in the area of national security.

Personal interests:

International affairs, cyber security, fly fishing, gardening, cooking, and sports


Name:

Esther Baldwin

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1997 USA to Ireland

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Foreign Direct Investment

Career Information:

Intel Corporation 1987-present
Intel Labs 2007-Present
Technical Assistant to Vice President of Research
Research Proliferation Manager
IT Innovation and Research 2002-2007
Innovation Diffusion Manager
Intellectual Capital Manager
Intel Online Services – Global Start Up UK,Japan, USA, 1999-2002
Operations Manager – Organizational Resource Development
Technology Manufacturing Group – Pudong China Start Up - 1998
Factory Start up Core Team Member – Technical Training Manager
Technology Manufacturing Engineering 1992-1997
Technical Training Manager –Assembly and Test, Sort and Fabrication
Embedded Microcontroller Division 1989-1992
CAD Engineering Manager
ASIC Division
Technical Training Specialist – Engineering Development
TekSoft Corporation – 1985-1987
Software Engineer

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Interaction and Experience Researcher

Personal interests:

Doing Business in China, New Business Development and Start Up History, Innovation as a Discipline


Name:

Jean C. Davis

Jean C. Davis

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

2004 USA program

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

During Fellowship, area of focus was Downtown Revitalization, Transit oriented development and adaptive re-use of historic structures.

Career Information:

Partner – Empire Properties- downtown real estate developer of mixed used and commercial real estate
Co-Owner- Serentec, Inc- Pharmaceutical Services company

Current career – position(s)/focus:

Director of International Trade – NC Department of Commerce
International trade, trade policy, global competitiveness

Personal interests:

Urban issues, Transportation, trade topics, global engagement issues.
Travel, biking, reading, and singing with the Irish fellows


Name:

Michael Berkow

Year of fellowship and which Programme:

1999, Irish

Area(s) of focus for Fellowship:

Policing, conflict management

Career Information:

Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department; Chief of four other cities in the United States, most recently the Savannah Metro Police Department in Savannah, GA.

Current career – position(s)/focus:

President of Altegrity Security Consulting, one of the Altegrity family of companies.