Cormac Kearns has been Managing Director of Masonite Ireland since 2007. Based in Leitrim, Masonite Ireland is a subsidiary of Masonite International Corp based in Tampa, FL one of the largest door manufacturers in the world. The Carrick-on-Shannon facility manufacturers components for the door industry throughout Europe. Cormac is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to Masonite, Cormac worked in Private Practice and Retail.
Originally from the US, Maureen moved to Ireland in 1999 to help establish DeCare Operations Ireland Limited, a claims and shared services centre based in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Maureen has led DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland from start-up stages to become Ireland’s only specialist dental insurer and oral health company. Dental insurance is now positioned as one of the fastest growing benefits in Ireland and DeCare is proud to serve individuals and companies throughout Ireland, ranging in size from 10 to 5000 staff. There are now over 100 people working from DeCare's operations in Claremorris and Dublin. Maureen has a Bachelor of Science (Marketing) from Boston College Carroll School of Management, a Masters of Business Administration from the National University of Ireland, Galway and is a Certified Insurance Practitioner qualification from the insurance institute of Ireland. Maureen is the Chairperson of Mayo Cancer Association and a member of various associations such as: Insurance Ireland,the MBAA Association, the American Chamber of Commerce, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce.
Pat Keating commenced his career with the legacy accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and was admitted to Chartered Accountants Ireland in 1994. He subsequently held a number of management positions in the financial services sector gaining national and international experience at Citigroup and Bank of America. In 2002 Pat joined Shannon Foynes Port Company as its Financial Controller and in 2008 was appointed its Chief Executive Officer.
Mainport provide stevedoring in Cork, Shannon and Drogheda. The company also provides the offshore ship service to the Kinsale Gas fields as well as providing towage services in Shannon estuary. Mainport also operate 7 seismic support ships in different parts of the world. Dave started his career with PWC and joined Mainport as financial controller in 1985 and was appointed CEO in 1996.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1981, John Lynch worked for a number of “Big Four” accountancy firms in Ireland, the USA & the Far East. He returned to Ireland in 1988, and after some time in the retailing and food-processing industries, he joined the CIÉ Group in 1992, where he has held a number of senior positions including Chief Financial Officer of Bus Éireann, Group Head of Information Security, and Assistant to the Group Chairman. He holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin, and has had extensive experience in the evolution of public transport policy & practice in Ireland. John has been General Manager of Rosslare Europort since early 2007, and a director of Wexford Chamber since late 2012.
Garrett Sherry joined Prometric in 2004 and leads its EMEA business operations. Prometric is a market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services, delivering tests via the Web and through a secure network of thousands of test centres in 160 countries and on behalf of more than 350 clients including the Road Safety Authority and the European Personnel Selection Office. He first served as Country Manager for Ireland, where he oversaw the establishment of the Irish head office facility in Dublin and the expansion of the companies presence in Ireland to include the opening of a Global Operations Centre in Dundalk in 2011.