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Leadership is crucial during a time of organisational change. Given that change is now a continuous process for all businesses, boards and directors need to be on top of all aspect of change programmes.
Our panel members for this Leadership Series discussion will explore what are the elements of successful change management and what role boards and non-executive directors should play.
Drawing on their experiences the panelists will discuss topics such as the relevance of culture and values, ensuring outcomes meet ambitions and how to manage uncertainty. They will also explain the cost of change versus the status quo and how good leaders get the ‘right pace’ when managing change from the boardroom to the shop-floor.
Attendance at the Leadership Series is exclusively for IoD members and is kindly sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.
Registration will take place from 5.50pm with the panel discussion beginning at 6pm sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.
This event is open to IoD members only and attendance is free of charge. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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Chief Executive Officer, An Post
David McRedmond was appointed Chief Executive Officer of An Post in October 2016.
He was previously CEO of TV3 where he transformed the company into a major Irish broadcaster, concluding with its sale to Liberty Global in December 2015. David was previously Commercial Director of Eircom and Managing Director of Eircom Enterprises. During his early career as a retail industry executive in the UK and USA, he held senior roles such as Operations Director of Waterstones and CEO of WH Smith Inc.
David is a native of Dublin, and holds a Masters Degree in Modern Irish History from UCD. He is a director of the Ireland Funds, non-executive director of the National Lottery Company and was recently appointed as Chairman of Eir.
General Manager, Goal
Celine Fitzgerald has held a number of senior positions within the telecommunications sector including roles at Eircom and Vodafone. After more than 20 years in the sector she joined Rigney Dolphin, a BPO business, as Chief Executive.
Celine set up her own management consultancy business in 2012, Integro Consulting, which specialises in developing and delivering change management programmes.
Most recently Celine led Goal through a process of restructuring and governance change to re-establish it as a key player in the overseas development sector.
She serves on the Boards of the VHI and Ervia and is a Registered Chartered Director.
Managing Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
Martin Kelleher is Managing Director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, which operates the SuperValu and Centra brands who generate combined retail sales of approximately €4.3bn. Prior to his appointment in 2010, Martin held the position of Managing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners.
He has also previously served as Consumer Insights Director and Sales Director of both the Centra and SuperValu brands, as well as holding roles in Musgrave’s Trading and Finance team. Born in Cork, Martin holds a BComm from University College Cork and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Before joining Musgrave, he worked with both Gestetner and KPMG.
Kevin is Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University and an experienced non-executive director. A former political journalist he is a leading authority on topics related to media and politics. His independent external perspective has been acknowledged by invitations from a leading financial institution to represent the ‘customer voice’ in its independent mortgage tracker appeals process, from the government to chair an independent review of the Civil Service and through his membership of the disciplinary tribunal for solicitors. Kevin is a non-executive director at Dublin Bus and Oxfam Ireland. He has a BA (Mod) and MLitt in economics and an MA and PhD in political science, and recently completed a diploma in corporate law and governance.
Mason Hayes & Curran is a business law firm with 87 partners. The expertise of the firm is rooted in unrivalled industry knowledge, so advice is always set in its commercial context.
The Corporate Governance and Compliance team at Mason Hayes & Curran provides an integrated and extensive range of governance, administration and compliance services for Irish and overseas clients. The team includes corporate lawyers who are available to provide clients with advice on a range of governance and structuring matters, from advising on the duties of directors to assisting in implementing complex group reorganisations.