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Contemporary Issues in Business



Paul Doheny

Head of Client Coverage and Lending for Rabobank in the UK

Meg Dunphy

HR Business Partner at Taxback International and Head of CIPD South East

Caoimhe De Barra

Chief Executive of Trocaire.

Cathal Smyth

Chief Executive of State Street International, Kilkenny

Dr Eugene Crehan 

Director of Programmes in the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) at Waterford IT

Lee Rock

Data Scientis , Decision Analytics and Insights, AIB Bank Plc

Dr David Dempsey

Country Leader and GM Salesforce Ireland

Aisling Furlong

HR Generalist at Mc Keeson Ireland

Maurice Power

North American Vice President, Grocery, Bord Bia

Raymond Hickey

Founder at GPS Money, London and GoMoney

Lucy Dunne

VIP Senior Manager at Sky

Mark Shaw

Senior Retail Executive Shaws Department Stores

Dr Paul Ryan

Head of International Finance and Climate Division, Dept of Finance


Contemporary Issues in Business Autumn 2020

Niall Fitzgerald

Head of Governance and Ethics, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Dublin

Jonathan Butler Director of Finance, Glanbia Nutritionals, Idaho, USA

Sarah O Donnell 

Business Support Manager, Matrix Recruitment, Waterford

Anne Phelan 

Senior Total Rewards Consultant, Sun Life Financial, Waterford

Ben Cronin  Founder and Chief Data Officer, Kyckr Ltd, Waterford
Lisa Dunphy Senior Account Director, Greenacre Marketing, Waterford
Heydi Foster CEO An Cosan, Dublin
Laura Noonan  Banking Editor of the Financial Times, New York
Andrew Jones Vice President State Street International, Melbourne, Australia
Jim Power Chief Economist Friends First, Dublin
Mary O Connor CEO of the Federation of Irish Sports
Dr Brian Kelly Director of Corporate Care Relocation 
Neale Redmond  Chair of the Seanad Select Committee on Brexit
Ciaran O Driscoll Brexit Officer, European Movement Ireland
Simon Mc Keever  CEO of the Irish Exporters Association 
Shane Mallon International Commodities Trader, Dawn International


Contemporary Issues in Business  Autumn 2019

Anne Phelan

HR Business Partner Sun Life Financial

Sarah O'Donnell Recruitment Consultant at Matrix Recruitment

Laura O'Keeffe and Susan Queally

Accountant and HR Officer, Glanbia Plc.

Dr Eugene Crehan

Director of Programme, Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy

Professor John Fitzgerald Chair of National Expert Council on Climate Change, ESRI/Trinity College
Louise Grubb Founder and CEO of Nutriscience
Mel Morgan Director of Digiads Ireland
Mark Stanley Vice President ESMB Marketing and Shared Services at Salesforce
Conor Mulhall General Manager of Little Milk Co
Rory O'Farrell Economist at Macroeconomic Policy Division of OECD
TJ Kelly Chief Financial Officer of Hostelworld.com
Paul Swift

Head of Technology Sector, Business Banking, Bank of Ireland

Gabriel Makhlouf and and Derville Rowland Governor and Director General of Central Bank of Ireland
Jens Gloeckner Business Development and Marketing Manager Director of Marketing and Communications, Kerry Group, Europe

Professor John Holland

Accounting and Finance Professor at University of Glasgow

Contemporary Issues in Business Autumn 2018

Sarah O Donnell

Recruitment Consultant at Matrix Recruitment Group

Paschal Donoghue Minister for Finance, Sharon Donnery Central Bank Deputy Governor and Dara Calleary TD. Dublin Economics Workshop, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford

Helena Mitchell

Head of Consumer Protection, Supervision Division, Central Bank of Ireland

Eimear O Donoghue

HR Director of Nearform

Eugene Crehan Director of Programmes CEDRE
Rory O Connor CEO and Founder of Scurri
Dan Ryan Group Head of Commercial Trading, Selfridges, Brown Thomas
Carl Dempsey Vice President, Solution Engineering Salesforce.com
Mark Roberts Director of Operations, Merck, Sharp , Dohme
Stephen Lynch Director of Momentum Events and owner Coach House Coffee Shop,  Waterford Greenway
Sue Lamon-Diver Director of Marketing and Communications, Kerry Group, Europe
Michael Walsh CEO of Waterford City and County Council
Peter Barry General Manager Waterford Credit Union
Enterprise Ireland Brexit Seminar

Getting Irish SMEs Brexit Ready Conference, SETU Waterford Arena

Sam Nariani Policy and Brexit Research Officer, European Movement Ireland
Anne Phelan Senior HR Business Partner of Sun Life International

Gerry Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation, Ireland, Deirdre Clune, MEP Ireland South, Dr. Mary C. Murphy, Lecturer in Politics, UCC, Gerry Arthurs, Lecturer in International Relations & Politics, WIT, Rory Harte, European Movement, Ireland

Citizens Dialogue Future of Europe Event


Seminar Series Autumn 2017

Paul Nolan Group Development Manager, Dawn Meats Group
Shane Mallon International Commodities Trader, Dawn International
Stephen Hickey HR Business Partner, Glanbia Agribusiness
Samantha Mevlit & Paul Cahill Financial Controller and Operations Managers of DMS Investment Management Services (Europe) Ltd
Anne Lanigan Manager of Brexit Unit at Enterprise Ireland
Sarah O'Donnell Recruitment Consultant at Matrix Recruitment Group
Alan Milton Director of Communications, Gaelic Athletic Association
Heidi Lougheed Clerk to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, ex IBEC
Eugene Downes Director of Kilkenny Arts Festival
John Tracey CEO of Sport Ireland
Dr David Dempsey Senior Vice President Salesforce.com
Emmet Oliver Directors of Communications of Irish League of Credit Unions
Susan Queally Co-Founder and Managing Director of VirtualVet
Brendan McDonagh Regional Manager of South East Region, IDA
Donal de Buitléir Chairman of the Low Pay Commission
Brian Killoran CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland



Seminar Series Autumn 2016

Edel Devane

Porfolio Manager at ACC Bank

Elaine Fennelly

CEO in Bluefin Payments

Mark Fielding

CEO of Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association

Nick Ashmore

CEO of The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Graham Doyle

Secretary General of Dept of Transport, Tourism & Sport

Dr. Brian Kelly

Sales and Marketing Director of Schivo
Eugene Crehan Director of Programmes at CEDRE and New Frontiers Manager at WIT
Linda Barry Assistant Director of the Small Firms Association
Sean Farrell Director of International Programmes, Trocaire
Francis Byrne European Movement
Dr. Colin Hunt MD of Wholesale and Institute Banking at Allied Irish Bank Plc
John Paul Phelan TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Budget Committee
Liam Doran General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
Simon McKeever CEO, Irish Exporters Association




Seminar Series Autumn 2015

Jens Gloeckner


Sales & Marketing Director for Europe and LATAM, Kerrygold Ornua Foods
Anne Marie Tierney-Le Roux IDA Regional Manager for the South East
David Coffey  Marketing Manager of An Post Point and MBS Graduate
Barrie Rogers Founder and Owner of Chia Bia 
Niall Cody Chairman, Revenue Commissioners
Conor Maguire Head of Service and Customer Experience, AIB Group, AIB Awards 
Jennifer Banim Assistant Director General, Central Statistics Office Dublin
Colin Harmon Entrepreneur. Founder of 3fe Coffee
Rose Clear Head of Risk Management at Bank of Ireland Private Banking

Anthony Dinan

Former MD of Thomas Crosbie Holdings
Noel Quinn Media Rights Manager of the GAA
Alan O'Leary SIPTU Dector Organiser, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Medical Devices Sector
Tom Arnold Director General of The Institute of International and European Affairs, former CEO of Concern, Agricultural Economist
Jeff Turner Head of Learning & Development Facebook
Phil Hogan European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development




Seminar Series Autumn 2014

Micheal O Foghlu CTO of Feedhenry
Dr Tom Mc Cabe MD of Sordolas Ltd and CEO in Residence at SETU Waterford Business School
Professor John Fitzgerald Research Professor, ESRI, Dublin
Joanna Roche JP Morgan and MBS E&F graduate
Deirdre Garvey CEO of The Wheel
Brian Mc Gee Head of Market Development, Design & Craft Council of Ireland
Tom Early Senior Investment Adviser, Enterprise Ireland
Dr Todd Harrison St John Fisher College, New York
Mary Cullen HR Consultant, Insight HR
Aileen Mc Hugh HR Manager, Property Registration Authority
Sean Kelly Member of European Parliament
Prof Helen O Neill Emeritus Professor, Centre for Development Studies, UCD
Alan Duffy CEO, HSBC (Ireland)
Neale Richmond Projects Manager, European Movement Ireland
Helen McCarthy Senior Consultant HR Transformation & Workforce Planning, Mercer Consulting
Eddie Downey President, Irish Farmers Association 




Seminar Series Autumn 2013

Dan O Brien

Economics Editor of Irish Times

Louise Grubb

Founder & CEO Q1 Scientific Ltd

Professor William Forbes

Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of Loughborough, UK

Helen Barry

HR Director of Lake Region Medical Ltd

Eimear Fleming

SE Simon and MBS Marketing Graduate

Professor Jorg Prokop

Professor of Finance and Banking, University of Oldenburg, Germany

(part of Best Paper Awards AIB Centre)

Mary Sutton

Country Director of Atlantic Philanthropies

Lisa Clancy

Director of Communications of the GAA

David Dempsey

Senior Vice President of Salesforce.com

Anthony Fitzgerald

Group Treasurer of CRH Plc

Jens Gloeckner

Sales & Marketing Director Europe, Caribbean, C.&S. America, Irish Dairy Board Consumer Foods

Dr Tom Mccabe

MD of Sordolas Ltd and CEO in Residence at SETU Waterford Business School

Professor Pete Lunn

Economist and Researcher at ESRI

Brian Phelan

CEO of Global Ingredients, Glanbia Plc



Seminar Series Autumn 2012

Tom Hayes

Divisional Manager of Entrepreneurship & HR at Enterprise Ireland

Dr. Maeve Henchion

Head of Dept Agri Food Busienss & Spatial Analysis at Teagasc

Brian Molloy

Graduate Programme of Vodafone Plc and MBSI Graduate

Dr Felicity Kelliher

Senior Lecturer in Management, WIT, - tutorial on Reflective Writing

Maire Geoghegan Quinn

EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science

Dr. Fergal Mc Cann

Senior Economist and Researcher at the Irish Central Bank

Prof William Forbes

Professor of Accounting at Loughborough University, UK and Visiting Professor to AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research

Padhraic Mc Ginn

Plant Manager of Nypro Healthcare, Bray, Co Wicklow

Bob Savage

Vice President and General Manager of EMC (Ireland)

Dan Browne

Managing Director of Dawn Meats

Tom Dalton/ Cormac O Dwyer

Founders of Dungarvan Brewing Company

Bill Kelly

MD of Kelly's Resort Hotel & Spa, Rosslare

Renee Flynn

HR Manager, Lake Region Medical Ltd

Michael Kelly

Social Entrepreneur of Grow It Yourself



Seminar Series Autumn 2011

Prof Sean Kay

Professor of Politics and Government, Ohio Wesleyan University, USA

Don Moore

Former Managing Director of ESB International

Lucy Dunne

Consultant with Bridgewater Consultancy and MBS Graduate

Renee Flynn

HR Manager, Lake Region Medical Ltd

Shirley Comber

Procurement Specialist, Bausch & Lomb, Waterford

Philip Mc Keown

Non-Executive Director, Musgrave Group

Prof Bill Rees

Professor of Financial Analysis, University of Edinburgh Business School

Simon Barry

Chief Economist, Ulster Bank (ROI)

Brian Kilgallon

Agriculture Attache, Permanent Representation of Ireland in Europe

Barrie Rogers

Founder of Chia Bia

Eddie Scaife

Commercial Director of Aramark Ltd

Michael Veale

CEO of Buy4Now

Prof Reema Khurana

Assocaite Professor of IT & Systems, Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad

Olivia O Reilly

Project Manager, Tall Ships Race 2011 Waterford

Jillian Van Turnhout

CEO Childres's Rights Alliance



Seminar Series Autumn 2010

Danny Mc Coy Director General of IBEC
Professor John Holland Professor of Accounting, University of Glasgow
Denise Molloy Analyst with Barclay's Capital in London
Oliver Mc Clure CEO of Chartered Financial Analysts of Ireland
Professor Noel O Sullivan  Professor of Corporate Governance and Head of Dept, Sheffiled University, UK
Micheal Flynn  CEO of FLI Environmental Ltd
Graham Doyle CEO Waterford Airport
Cait Barden Programme Leader at Portobello Institute, Dublin and MBS Graduate
Stephen Kent Marketing Director of Bulmers Ltd
Daithi O Ceallaigh Chairman of Press Council, Head of the Institute for International and European Affairs, former Irish Ambassador
Peter Hatton Brand Manager, Colgate Palmolive and BBS Graduate
Alan Kelly Member of European Parliament South (Labour)
Katherine Carroll Founder of Stable Diet Food company
Sean Gallagher  Entrepreneur and formerly of Dragons Den
Gerard O Neill Economist and Chairman of Amarach Research




Pierce Casey CEO in Residence and Entrepreneur
John Bruton Former Taoiseach & Minister for Finance, EU Amabassador to the United States
Annabelle Kehoe HR Assistant at UCD and MBSI Graduate
Paul Cooke Managing Director of The Star newspaper
Professor William Forbes Professor of Accounting, Loughborough University, UK
Colm O Gorman Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland
Padraig Walshe President of the Irish Farmers Association
Angela Kerins Group Chief Executive Rehab Industries Ireland
Doreen Gerety Director of Organisation Development and Talent Management, Elan Technology




Philip Browne CEO, Irish Rugby Federation
Scott Lichstenstein Senior Lecturer at Henley Management College
William Slattery Executive Vice President and Country Head of State Street International (Ireland)
John Noonan Sales & Marketing Director, Flahavan's Ireland
Billy Byrne HR Manager, ESB International
Gary Mc Manus CEO, Reach Ltd
Professor Michael Baker Emirtus Professor of Marketing, Stathclyde Business School
John Maloney CEO, Glanbia Plc
Triona Brangan HR Director, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin
Donal Forde MD of AIB Bank (ROI)




Mr Sam Mc Cauley MD McCauley Group
Mr David Goggin HR & Training Manager with Meteor
Professor Tom Brown Armore Professor of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, USA
Professor Pervez Ghauri Professor of International Business, Manchester Business School, UK
Mr Justin Kilcullen CEO, Trocaire
Mr Peter Malone Chairman of National Roads Authority and former MD of Jury’s Doyle Hotel Group PLC
Judith Hitchman International Intercultural Consultant
Collette Kirwan & Margaret Cullen Lecturerers in SETU Waterford and UCD School of Business
Dr Barbara Flood Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Dublin City University
Dr Robert Galavan Director of the Centre for Business, Management and Innovation, NUI Maynooth
Mr Jonnie Cahill Marketing Director of Diaego (Ireland)
Mr Mark Wearden MD of Managing Business Strategy (UK)
Ms Ann Fitzgerald Chief Executive of National Consumer Agency
Fergus Finlay Chief Executive of Barnardos




Liam Griffin MD Griffin Hotel Group
Aidan Mahon Loan Officer, Bank of Scotland (Ireland)
John Delaney CEO FAI Ireland
Dr Elaine Hudson Visiting Associate Professor, School of Business, UCD
Sahar Hashemi Founder of Coffee Republic
Professor Niamh Brennan Michael Mac Cormac Professor of Management, School of Business,UCD
Tom Healy Senior Manager State Street, Kilkenny
Eddie Kelly MD Heitons Building Group
Dr Tom Mc Conalogue Mc Conalogue & Associates, Consultants
Dr Heidi Winklhofer Professor of Marketing, University of Nottingham Business School
Dr Gary Murphy Dean of Research, School of Humanities and Social Science, Dublin City University
Dr Alan Barrett Senior Research Officer, ESRI
Kathleen Barrington Journalist at Sunday Business Post
Elaine Houlihan Project Manager, Combat Poverty




Catherine Kilbride Director of Education, The Marketing Institute of Ireland
Fiona Mc Namara Project Manager at Waterford Regional Hospital and Graduate of MBS by Research
Professor Nancy Huyghebaert Professor of Finance, Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium
Peter Hatton Assistant Brand Manager, Kerry Group Plc
Damien Rossiter Senior Analyst at AIB and Graduate of MBS by Research
Professor Gary Davies Professor of Corporate Reputation, Manchester Business School and Visiting Professor to Waterford Crystal Centre for Marketing Studies
Brian Mc Gee Sales and Marketing Director, Waterford Crystal
Clara Dunne MD of Credit Agricole Ireland
Brid O Brien HR Director of Meteor Mobile
Brian O Kane MD of Oak Tree Press Ltf
Professor Audrey Gilmore Professor of Services Marketing, University of Ulster