Our Staff

We have 77 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


Dr Margaret Fitzsimons BComm, MAcc, FCA, CTA, PhD


Elena Day BSc, MBS

Director of Continuing Professional Development

Sandra Sweeney AAT, ACCA Affiliate

Director of Risk Management Education

Ken O'Sullivan BComm, MBS, FCA, FIB

Director of Development

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 Membership

Siobhan Walsh BComm, MBS, FCCA

Director of Executive Education

Kate Cullen BComm, MBS, ACMA, CGMA, PhD

Programme Director of Funds Education

Aoife Rooney BComm 
Laura Brouder BBS, MS

Head of Administrative Services and Planning

Angela Crampton ND

Head of E-Learning

Eimear Mc Bride BBS, MSc

          Head of Post Graduate Programmes

           Evelyn Cregan BComm FCA

Head of Finance

John Carmody BComm, FCA

Head of Human Resources

Briona Sheils BSc in HRM, Chartered MCIPD

Head of Registry

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
Grace Horan BBS, QFA, MSc
Aisling O'Sullivan BBS
Jean Carter BEd, QFA
Denise King BBS
​Kate Walsh BA

Programme Officers

Laura Finnegan BBS
Sinead O'Reilly BA, MA
Liz Manley
Aisling Kellegher BBS

Corporate Relationship Managers

Sharon Griffin BBS
Claire O'Connor BA, MiM
Gail Richardson
Elaine Nicholson QFA

Senior Manager, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Rosemarie Donnelly BFS, FIB, Chartered Banker, QFA

Manager QA/QI

Ann Hodgins BA

          QA/QI Administrator

          Aoife Maguire BBS

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

           Financial Accountant           Caitriona Moran BA, ACCA, FCCA

Accounts Assistants

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

Administrative Assistants

Pat Ahern
Erica Dempsey
Cyril Gough
Sheila Mulholland
Adrienne Tallon
Neasa Reigh
Shauna Finn BBS
Kirstie O'Reilly BBS
Lauren Mc Keown BBS
Brian Stack
Edward Mc Ginn

Customer Service Administrators

Carol Sheehan
Joanne Brilly
Sarah O'Connor
Karl Mallin
Dominic Wogan
Ciarán Nolan