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IoD Evening Briefing - Leveraging & Unlocking Employee Talent

Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Sponsored by Mazars

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John Ryan

John Ryan CEO, Great Place to Work

IoD Evening Briefing - Leveraging & Unlocking Employee Talent

03 May 2018 5:00pm

Rather than viewing employees as numbers, resources, or assets, progressive workplaces are seeing them as investors. This new approach allows for a different level of engagement which results in a more empowered, engaged, and invested group of employees who see themselves as key stakeholders in the organisation and its mission.

In this session, John Ryan will share a range of practices from organisations across the globe as they attempt to leverage their people and unlock their talent. He will also explain why those dedicated to developing their employees, providing them with exceptional leaders and committed to their health and wellbeing are the ones that are finding sustainable success.


Registration will take place from 5.00pm with the briefing beginning at 5.15pm sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.

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John Ryan

John Ryan

CEO, Great Place to Work

John joined Great Place to Work Ireland in January 2011 as both CEO and shareholder. Since then he has overseen an expansion that has seen the Irish affiliate acquire a significant shareholding in the UK entity, with further international acquisitions planned. The Irish business, which has previously been solely focused on assessing organisations, has now developed a very strong consultancy division aimed at helping organisations maximise their people investment. John is a ‘master trainer’ and has been involved in a number of global transformation projects.

Originally a broadcast journalist, John's background initially was in sales and marketing, where after completing his studies in Dublin City University, he joined Golden Pages where he lead sales and training divisions during a period of double digit growth, later establishing his own training consultancy delivering programmes to multinational clients across the globe. A regular media contributor, he is seen as a thought leader and a key commentator on workplace issues.

Outside of business John also has a keen interest in politics and is currently Leas Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council and a director of the Mermaid Arts Centre.


Mazars is one of the leading professional services firms in Ireland. Services include audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. With 400 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, Mazars Ireland is part of an integrated partnership with over 20,000 professionals in 86 countries.

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