British Irish Chamber Board:
Brian Britton (Oriel Windfarm)
Nicola Byrne (11890)
Brian Daly (KPMG)
Aidan Lynch (GSK)
David McCann (Fyffes)
Jacquie Marsh (The Butler’s Pantry)
Peter O’Brien (Diageo)
Peter O’Shea (ESB)
Stephen Young (HSBC) Steve Aiken, CEO (British Irish Chamber)
Tony Burke (Mason Hayes & Curran)
Maeve Carton (CRH)
Eamonn Egan (Lloyds Ireland)
Martin Mackin (Q4PR)
John McGrane (Ulster Bank)
Jim Mulqueen (RSM Farrell Grant Sparks)
Eoin O’Neill (Aviva)
Alan Sullivan (Meditec Medical)
Eoin Tonge (Greencore)
Peter Byrne, Secretary (South Dublin Chamber) Orla Tunney (Irish Embassy Representative) Rebecca Wardell (British Embassy Representative)
Steve Aiken was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the British Irish Chamber in 2011. As CEO, Steve is responsible for delivering the vision, strategy and development of the Chamber. Steve came from a background of senior UK Government policy making positions including leading the influential Global Strategic Trends group, advising on issues of Climate Change, Energy Security, Europe and Resource Scarcity amongst others. Previously he also had a career as a Nuclear Submarine Captain and has had extensive experience of the Polar regions, South Asia, the Middle and Far East. He holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, a MA from Kings College London, and is completing a Doctorate, again in International Relations, at Cambridge.
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.
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.
Emily joined the British Irish Chamber in 2012 as a Research Associate. Emily studied International Relations, graduating with a B.A. in 2010. She subsequently completed an MSc in International Politics in Trinity College in 2011. Emily specialises in qualitative and quantitative research
Patrick joined the British Irish Chamber in 2013 as Chamber
Coordinator. Patrick obtained a B.A. in Arts, M.A. in International
Relations and MBS in International Public Policy and Diplomacy from
University College Cork. Patrick has previously experience in the
European Parliament and Retail Ireland in Ibec.
Darragh joined the British Irish Chamber in 2013 as a Research
Associate. Darragh obtained a B.A. in International Relations from Dublin City University in 2011 and an M.A. in American Studies from The Clinton Institute in University College Dublin in 2013. Darragh has previous experience as a Secretarial Assistant in Seanad