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John McGrane

Director General

John McGraneJohn McGrane is Director General of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two islands and their economies. He is a retired financial services professional having completed a 40 year career with the Royal Bank of Scotland / Ulster Bank Group in Ireland. His career has spanned substantial initiatives in the enterprise and corporate sectors, both indigenous and foreign direct investment. He is Founder of NSI Technology, a tech startup which helps Not For Profits become Not For Losses. He is a Board Director at Dublin Chamber of Commerce and at The British Irish Chamber of Commerce and a number of charities. He retains active roles in the Cultural, Tourism and Trade Development sectors, having served on a number of related Boards and Government Taskforces

Mobile:+353 (0) 87 245 9898 

Email: john.mcgrane@britishirishchamber.com

 

Michael Keaveney

Director, Great Britain

fp [300-nl]-georgevcup15 [05-06-15]-22 (1)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.

From UK: +44 (0) 756 814 2698

From Ireland: +353 (0) 1 901 4515

Email: michael.keaveney@britishirishchamber.com

 

Yve O’Driscoll

Membership & Events Director

fp [300-nl]-georgevcup15 [05-06-15]-13Yve O’Driscoll has been with the Chamber since its formation in 2011.   She is responsible for the development of Corporate Membership and, most importantly, the Customer Relationship Management of business in force in Ireland.  In addition, Yve project manages flagship events, including the Annual Conference, President’s Gala Dinner and British Irish Raceday.   Previously Yve worked on international conventions, sales incentives, product development and publications at The Canada Life Assurance Company.

Landline: +353 (0) 1 400 4314

Mobile: +353 (0) 86 041 1831

Email: yve.odriscoll@britishirishchamber.com

 

Darragh Ó Tuathail

Administrator – Policy Research and Customer Services

fp [300-nl]-georgevcup15 [05-06-15]-11Darragh joined the British Irish Chamber in 2015 after previously completing an internship with the Chamber in 2013. His main responsibilities include providing administrative functions for client policy areas and subcommittee meetings, policy research, monthly reporting, social media coordination, customer services and event management. Previously he has worked in Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate), TripAdvisor, as an assistant to a Westminster Councillor and a property company office manager. Darragh graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Dublin City University and an M.A. in American Studies from the Clinton Institute in University College Dublin.

 

Landline: +353 1 400 4323

Mobile: +353 (0) 86 022 5056

Email: darragh.otuathail@britishirishchamber.com

 

Michael Walsh

Events Associate

fp [300-nl]-georgevcup15 [05-06-15]-20Michael Walsh has been interning with the Chamber since February 2015 as part of his B.Sc. in Event Management from Dublin Institute of Technology. His responsibilities include event management, operations and is taking a lead role in implementing the new chamber CRM system. Previously Michael has produced a number of charity events and has worked as a volunteer at large international exhibitions.

Landline:  +353 (0) 1 400 4324

Email: michael.walsh@britishirishchamber.com

 

 

Current British Irish Chamber of Commerce Board

(President) Aidan Lynch – GSK

(Vice President) Eamonn Egan –  Lloyd’s of London Ireland

(Deputy Vice President) Eoin O’Neill – Aviva Healthcare

(Treasurer) Jim Mulqueen – RSM Farrell Grant Sparks

 

Paul O’Connor – PwC

Brian Daly – KPMG

Peter O’Shea – ESB

Matt Cole – Mason Hayes & Curran

Annette O’Donoghue – AIB

Jack Golden – CRH

Richard Eardley – HAYS

Martin Macken – Q4 PR

Peter O’Brien – Diageo

Conor O’Leary – Greencore

Daniel Murray – Deloitte

John Cronin – McCann FitzGerald

Sasha Wiggins – Barclays

John Glennon – Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon

John Hume – Hume Brophy

Nick Boyle – Lightsource

 

Gerald Angley – Irish Ambassador’s Representative

Shirley McCay – British Ambassador’s Representative

Peter Byrne – Secretary to the Board