Board of Directors


Liam Crowley – Chairperson

Liam qualified as a solicitor in 1972. He worked at the European Commission during the 1970’s, and has been a solicitor in Killorglin since 1980. Liam studied in Blackrock College and has degrees from University College Dublin, The Law Society of Ireland, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Liam was a member of the Garda Síochana Complaints Board between 2000 and 2015, serving as chair prior to the Board’s dissolution. Liam also served as a Board member of Dublin’s National College of Art and Design between 2006 and 2012.

Allan O’Connor – Company Secretary

Allan is a solicitor for Kerry Group plc.

Declan Crowley – Treasurer

Declan has been with Kerry Group plc since 1986. He is Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer at Kerry Group Plc., and he is on the Board of Directors at Kerry Group Financial Services.

Raymond Sexton

Raymond runs Tangible, a Dublin-based boutique management consultancy. He has worked in Australia, Scotland, Norway, USA and Ireland. Raymond graduated as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1983, and earned his MSc in Marine Technology from the University of Strathclyde in 1987. His fields of expertise include design, project management, business development, business transformation, strategic management, and issues relating to 30 years of conflict. In 2008, Raymond launched the Tangible Leadership Series to promote social and economic regeneration in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. He recently completed a Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.

Rick Kelley

Rick is VP of Global Marketing Solutions – Gaming at Facebook, where he oversees Global Ad Sales and Operations for the Gaming Industry, with teams in North America, EMEA and APAC. Rick’s previous positions with Facebook include head of EMEA Mid Market Sales Team, and Director of EMEA Sales. Previously, Rick spent seven years leading sales teams for Yahoo! in both Boston and Barcelona. A native of Boston, Rick currently lives in Dublin. He is also active in the start-up community and is an active investor, board member and advisor for numerous start-ups and charities.

Dr Shirley Gallagher

Shirley is a natural self-starter, networker, collaborator, and self-confessed non-conformist who has held scientific roles in several companies. She is a highly experienced, motivated and enthusiastic entrepreneur who uses her leadership skills, technical abilities, and broad background to support others. Shirley’s expertise lies in regulatory affairs, project management, financial management, quality, and continuous improvement. Shirley is also an expert on sustainability and environmental issues. She is the managing director of SysPro; System for Progress Limited, which provides clear deliverables by building relationships that last.

Don O’Leary

Don is a businessman and Hotel and Pub owner. Don studied brewing, and his Mills Inn in Baile Bhúirne has launched its own brand of beer.

Scott Mackeown

Scott is a director of S & G Retail Products Ltd.