Industry Advisory Board
The aim of the IAB is to assist the School in carrying out its mission to educate business leaders and professionals for the global marketplace. Our links and partnerships with business and industry not only enhance our students’ learning experience, but also make a vital contribution to their successful development.
There are 20 external members of the Industry Advisory Board plus the Executive Dean. IAB members are appointed by the Executive Dean of DCU Business School in consultation with the Deputy Dean and members of the Management Team.
Our IAB members include the following:
Margaret Sweeney, CEO, Irish Residential Properties REIT plc.
Dermot Daly, Audit Partner – Assurance Services, EY.
Peter O’Rourke, CEO, Peter Mark.
Trayc Keevans, Director – Foreign Direct Investment Global, Morgan McKinley.
Maurice Kelly, People Director, Tesco Ireland
Matthew Foley, Partner, Audit & Assurance/Financial Services, Deloitte.
Ryan Shanks, Director, The Dock’ Accenture.
Dr Feena May, Chief Executive Officer, The Inspiring Company
Siobhan Fay, Managing Director, St. James’ Place International.
Robert Mulhall, Managing Director, AIB Group (UK) p.l.c.
Dr Niall Holohan, Retired Irish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dept. of Foreign Affairs.
Maria Smith, Senior Vice President, Asst. Global Corporate Controller & SVP Mergers & Acq., Oracle Corporation.
John Jordan, CEO, Ornua.
Prof. Ellen F. Harshman, Director of Bicen. Planning, President’s office, Louis University USA.
Dennis Keeley, Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade.
Mark Redmond, Chief Executive, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.
Dr David Begg Chair, The Pensions Authority.
Prof. Frank Horwitz, Director, Cranfield Defence and Security Leadership and Head of Centre for Defence Management and Leadership (CDML), Cranfield University.
Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gigamon.
Sharon McCooey, Senior Director International Operations, Head of LinkedIn Ireland
The Industry Advisory Board meets twice per year and may break into ad hoc committees and working parties as required from time to time. Board members may be invited to participate in one or more of the following activities:
Participating on curriculum review panels which provide advice on enhancing the business relevance of DCU Business School programmes;
Serving on a task force or working party to examine a specific issue;
Recruitment of future students or executive education clients;
Developing and hosting events such as symposia, fora, conferences, alumni networking and professional development events; and
Participating in fundraising and sponsorship activities