Our Staff

We have 78 staff and about 200 part-time academic subject matter experts, lecturers and examiners. Our staff work in a wide range of roles, including management, academic, customer service, instructional and multi-media design and information technology.


Staff name

Chief Executive

Mary O'Dea MSc, MA

Deputy Chief Executive

Kevin Gallen FIB


 Margaret Fitzsimons BComm, MAcc, FCA, CTA, PhD


Elena Day BSc, MBS

Director of Lifelong Learning

Sandra Sweeney AAT, ACCA Affiliate

Director of Risk Management and Financial Services
Education Development 

Ken O'Sullivan BComm, MBS, FCA, FIB

Director of Corporate Engagement and New Business

Audrey Palmer BA, MBS

Director of Education

Jonathan McConnell BComm, MBS

CEO and Academic Director of the CIFDI

Margaret Cullen BA, MSc, PhD

Director of Finance

Michelle Gerety BA, FCA

Director of Business Transformation

Derek Lawson BSc, MSc, MBA

Director of Strategy and Planning

Siobhan Walsh BComm, MBS, FCCA

Director of Executive Education/Assistant Dean

Kate Cullen BComm, MBS, ACMA, CGMA, PhD 

Director of Corporate Affairs

Evelyn Cregan BComm, FCA;

Programme Director of Funds Education

Aoife Rooney BComm 

Head of Lifelong Learning

Laura Brouder BBS, MS

Head of Business Transformation

Angela Crampton ND

Head of Digital and Innovation

Eimear Mc Bride BBS, MSc

Head of IT

Frank Meldon BSc

Head of Finance

John Carmody BComm, FCA

Head of Human Resources

Briona Sheils BSc in HRM, Chartered MCIPD

Registry Executive

Anne Cullen

Member Experience Manager

Ayn Boyle FIB, Professional Banker, QFA, APA

Postgraduate Studies Manager

Suzanne McInerney BA, MA, M.Ed
Sarah Pyne BA, QFA, PGDip, M.Ed

Programme Managers

Mary O'Dwyer BA, MA, CIPD
Susan Freeney QFA
Edel Hayden
Aisling O'Sullivan BBS
Jean Carter BEd, QFA
Denise King BBS
Laura Finnegan BBS
Sinead O'Reilly
Liz Manley
Aisling Kellegher BBS

Corporate Relationship Managers

Sharon Griffin BBS
Gail Richardson
Elaine Nicholson QFA

Relationship Manager, Executive Education 

Kate Walsh BA

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Rosemarie Donnelly BFS, FIB, Chartered Banker, QFA

Registry Operations and QA Manager

Ann Hodgins BA

QA/QI Administrator

Aoife Maguire BBS

Registrations Manager

Grace Horan BBS, QFA, MSc

Examinations Officer

Deirdre Hendrick BSc

Assessments Operations Manager

Maureen Burke

Member Experience Manager

Manuela Pejkic BBS

CPD Manager

Ruth Gilleran BMus

Customer Services Manager

Angela O'Boyle BA 

Facilities Manager

Veronica Baker BFS, APA, Chartered Banker

HR Administrator

Fiona Crosby BA, MA, CIPD Assoc.

IT Executive

Michael Skehan BSc, MSc

IT Support Analyst

Bas de Ridder

Multimedia Designer

Ian O'Leary BA

Instructional Designers

Shane Gethings BBS
Ciaran Hughes BA
Dominic Wogan

Senior Financial Accountant

Caitriona Moran BA, FCCA

Accounts Assistants

Brenda Hynes MIATI, PIB, QFA
Eva Lorincz BA
Brian Grogan IATI

Administrative Assistants

Erica Dempsey
Cyril Gough
Sheila Mulholland
Adrienne Tallon
Neasa Reigh
Shauna Finn BBS
Lauren Mc Keown BBS
Brian Stack
Edward Mc Ginn

Customer Service Administrators

Carol Sheehan DipMDs
Kerrie Byrne BA
Sarah O'Connor
Karl Mallin
Ciarán Nolan
Mikeala White BA