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40,000 people throughout Ireland access Carmichael Centre services and supports annually.

Mentor Profiles

Pat Power

Pat is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and is a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors (FIMCA). He is the Owner/Managing Director of Power Quality Management Limited (PQM) which was formed in August 1990 and has 22 years consultancy experience. In that time he has undertaken a number of assignments developing and supporting customer service strategies, such as customer service and TQM, EMAS and European Foundation for Quality Management. Prior to TQM Pat has worked with companies such as Nokia Ltd and Pharaon Textiles in Waterford. His experiences include implementation of major projects such as Total Quality Management and Environmental Management System ISO 14001.

Tony Roe

Tony has been providing consulting, coaching, facilitation and training services to a range of clients in private, semi – state and public sector organisations both in Ireland and overseas for over 10 years. His work has given him a strong understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in striving to develop executable strategies and manage performance so that sustainable results are achieved. Prior to working as a consultant he held senior management positions in industry, including General Management responsibility for the EMEA region.

He has project directed multisite international management systems implementations and has built a track record in developing and implementing best practice. In addition he, along with his team, achieved national recognition for the Irish operation by winning one National and three Regional awards for Quality.

Tony is a Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors. He has lectured and presented on management and strategy in third level institutions and the IMI. He is a Board member and Honorary Treasurer of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors and a member of the Cross Border Forum for the consultant’s body. In addition to his consulting work he is involved in the not for profit sector as Chairperson of a childcare development centre.

Vincent Murphy
Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary

Vincent is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with experience at senior level in the Republic of Ireland, Britain and Northern Ireland in the manufacturing, service and technology sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (first class honours) and Masters of Accountancy Degree both with University College Dublin and he has recently obtained both the Certificate and Diploma In Company Direction with the Institute Of Directors.

Vincent is currently employed as Finance Director with the Aviva Stadium and he reports to the company board. He is interested in corporate governance and business improvement and has worked with a number of listed companies in these areas.

Eamon Ryan
Co-founder of Creative Organisations

Eamon is a co-founder of Creative Organisations, a consultancy specialising is helping organisations align their people, strategy and work practises to better serve their collective vision. In this role Eamon has a broad experience in organisational challenges, change management, business planning and leadership team development. At the core of this work is a people centric approach, the belief being that organisational structures should always help enable people to contribute to their capabilities.

He also, with Practical Business Solutions, works with start-ups and scaling businesses, primarily in technology sectors, to help grow and develop their businesses. He has been involved as a founder in two technology start-ups as well as contributing to the Endeavour incubation programme.

Prior to commencing consultancy work Eamon was Director of Operations for Analog Devices and has Engineering and MBA qualifications. He is a mentor with EI as well as a participant on several of their business development panels.

Evelyn Fitzpatrick
Accountant

Evelyn is an accountant also holding a qualification in Economics. In 2009 she set up her own consultancy as a Financial Advisor and Trainer to the Charity Sector. She is a member of a consultative group who are making recommendations to government on the implementation of the charity legislation. To date their Fundraising Code of Practise has been accepted by the Department and is being implemented. She was Director of Finance and Administration of Focus Ireland for 8 years. During that time their Annual Report won the Chartered Accountants Published Accounts Award five times, which recognises excellence in reporting. Prior to this she was Finance Director and Company Secretary of Marks & Spencer Ireland for 10 years.

Evelyn has also served on the board of Dublin Inner City Partnership. She was a board member and trustee of The Irish Youth Foundation for nine years and served eight years on the board of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasures.

She has delivered papers and training presentations at conferences and seminars on corporate Governance, Best Practise in Financial Reporting, the new charity legislation and has published articles on the Charities Act in both accountancy and charity publications. She won a Government tender with the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform, to provide training seminars to charities funded by the commission for the support of victims of crime.

Frank Scott-Lennon
HR Consultant

Frank is a HR Consultant specialising in Charities and SMEs, and he has been involved in this aspect of business for many years.
Frank has also worked in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Change Management and in Management Development, in the not-for-profit sectors as well as with the wider business community.

He has worked both nationally and internationally in the UK, Canada, Sweden, the Caribbean and the Middle East. In recent years Frank has also launched a publishing business – Management Briefs.com – which publishes fast-read books for busy managers on a variety of topics. These books are selling worldwide and we have just concluded contracts for some of the books in China.

Patrick T. Burke
General Manager

Patrick is a general manager who now acts as a consultant to a number of International Companies in the Beverage and Food industry with regard to strategic management and the branding of consumer products in the USA, UK and other EU markets. Having spent much of his career outside of Ireland with a major international company Allied Domeq Plc, his time was evenly balanced between the direction of strategic and commercial affairs and manufacturing operations in Europe, Asia and the US. He also held a number of Non- Executive directorships in the Service area, IT & Branded goods.

He is a mentor on the Enterprise Ireland panel for small business/Start-ups. He is also mentoring at the Smurfit Post Graduate Business School and with the Begin Again Programme sponsored by the Dept. of Education.

Bernie Gray
HR, management and governance

Bernie has over twenty years’ experience in HR, management and governance through a number of executive, non-executive and consulting roles. She was a board director in Telecom Eireann (1988 – 1992) and the Executive HR Director in Eircom (1998 – 2002).

Bernie is currently a business consultant and has carried out a range of assignments (HR, Change, Governance) in private and public sectors, including a number in the not for profit and voluntary sectors. She is a board member of Business in the Community, the Chair Dress for Success and a former chairperson of Eirgrid plc. She was formerly a member of the Public Appointment Service (PAS) from 2008 – 2011.

She has a degree in Public Administration, Economics & Politics from TCD; she is CPA qualified accountant and has a Diploma in Executive and Business Coaching from UCD.

Ken McIntyre – Barn
Founder and Managing Director of Commercial Excellence

Ken is the Founder and Managing Director of Commercial Excellence – a sales and marketing consultancy which helps organisations and people achieve growth. Ken is also a Director of Hicks Kimber Mears Executive Search. Prior to this Ken was a Senior Commercial Manager in a number of multinational organisations (Unilever, Heineken, Wella, Kellogg’s) in Ireland, UK and the Middle East.

He is experienced in creating and implementing strategy change and organisation restructure resulting in business transformation. Ken is a Certified Management Consultant, has an honours degree in Manufacturing Systems Management and a diploma in coaching. He is also accredited in Occupational Testing by SHL and the British Psychological Society.

Pat Power
Certified Management Consultant (CMC)

Pat is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and is a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors (FIMCA). He is the Owner/Managing Director of Power Quality Management Limited (PQM) which was formed in August 1990 and has 22 years consultancy experience. In that time he has undertaken a number of assignments developing and supporting customer service strategies, such as customer service and TQM, EMAS and European Foundation for Quality Management.

Prior to TQM Pat has worked with companies such as Nokia Ltd and Pharaon Textiles in Waterford. His experiences include implementation of major projects such as Total Quality Management and Environmental Management System ISO 14001.

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