We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tom McCabe as our New CEO in Residence for the School for the period 2013-2015. Tom brings extensive senior leadership experience to his role as our new CEO in Residence having previously had positions at: General Electric (GE), Pfizer Inc, Howmedica International, Howmedica Ireland, Boston Scientific Ireland, Boston Scientific International, Gelkaps GMBH and most recently with Teva Pharmaceuticals, Waterford.
Tom is a Chartered Engineer and also earned a Doctorate in Business Administration (Organisational Behaviour) at the Nottingham Business School of the Nottingham Trent University and a Master of Science Degree (Management) at Trinity College Dublin. He was also conferred, as a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Ireland, is a past Member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development. Served as a Council Member of Pharmachemical Ireland and as President of the Irish Business Employers’ Confederation in the South East and a Vice President and a Director of Waterford Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a Board member of the Irish Medical Devices Association and as a Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.
The CEO in Residence Programme was initiated by us to further integrate senior practitioner perspectives into our learning environment on a more sustained basis. At it’s core, the challenge of the role is to foster and release the potential of future entrepreneurs, managers and business specialists in the region – as we know, the region critically relies on the generation of these valuable resources in order for it to grow and blossom. This is achieved through meeting with staff and students of the School and engaging with them in a number of activities, including business discussions, lectures, research and master classes over the two year period.
Former appointees to this role have included Mr Sam McCauley, Chairman of Sam McCauley Group and Mr Pierce Casey, Managing Director, Adelaide Capital who through their interactions provided tremendous learning, development and networking opportunities for our students. In addition, the CEO in Residence also provides an important advisory role supporting the valuable work of the School and informing our research and programme development activities. The initiative provides new and innovative ways for learners to develop valuable skills and business knowledge that reading and lectures alone cannot meet. Equally the programme recognises the important input that business practitioners can bring to academia, a world where theory and practice interact to develop the minds and skills of the learners of today and the business leaders of tomorrow.
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