Michael Keaveney was appointed Director GB in October 2012 and is based in London. As Director GB, Michael is responsible for representing and promoting the interests of the Chamber’s British-based members as well as membership development. A former diplomat, Michael was previously posted to the Embassy of Ireland in London and has held several other roles with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade including: multilateral disarmament, establishment of North-South Institutions in Ireland and as Vice-Consul in Sydney. A graduate of the University of Manchester, Michael also holds a MA in International Studies from the University of Limerick.
M: +44 (0) 756 814 2698
Ronan Harbison was appointed in March 2014 to head up membership development of SME, Food-Agribusiness, Life Sciences and ICT sectors. He comes with extensive experience and knowledge within drinks, food, hospitality and tourism industries with a keen professional interest in Life Sciences, ICT and Digital Media/Marketing. Ronan’s career roles have spanned sales, marketing, key account management, project management and consulting. He has worked in SMEs and multinationals as well as being a luxury hospitality owner. A Philosophy and Political Science graduate of TCD, he holds a M.Sc. in Marketing from DIT and a number of business Diplomas and Certificates.
T: +353 86 8058624
Membership and Events Director
Yve O’Driscoll was appointed in February 2011 to develop the membership of the British Irish Chamber, and her role has since been expanded to include event management. Yve’s previous career included several marketing positions and contracts, including international conventions, sales force incentives, financial service product development and internal publications.
M: +353 86 041 1831
T: +353 1 400 43 14
Emily joined the British Irish Chamber in 2012 as a Policy Research Executive. Emily is the point of contact for the Chamber’s policy subcommittees with responsibility for implementing the Chamber’s communications strategy. Emily studied International Relations, graduating with a B.A in 2010, subsequently completing an MSc in International Politics in Trinity College in 2011.
T: +353 1 400 43 17
British Irish Chamber Board:
John McGrane (NSI Technologies)
Jim Mulqueen (RSM FGS)
Peter O’Shea (ESB)
Brian Britton (Oriel Wind Farm)
Eamonn Egan (Lloyd’s of London Ireland)
Richard Eardley (Hays Recruitment)
Bernard McEvoy (Brown Rudnick)
Eoin O’Neill (Aviva Health Insurance)
Peter O’Brien (Diageo)
Jack Golden (CRH)
Annette O’Donoghue (AIB)
Brian Daly (KPMG)
Matt Cole (MHC)
Paul O’Connor (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Joanne Hession (QED)
Conor Mullany (Mullany Walsh Solicitors)
Shirley McCay (British Embassy)
John Shine (Eircom)
Nicola Byrne (11890)
Peter Byrne (South Dublin Chamber)