Sector Supports

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

Mentor Profiles

Keith Adams

Keith has 35 years of professional business experience, starting with 18 years in banking in Ireland and Poland with the last 17 years operating in a senior management role delivering projects and change management. More recently Keith has operated at CEO level heading up the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. This is a charity with 4 paid staff and a network of 16 branches all run by volunteers. As CEO of a small organisation the role demanded the full gambit of expertise or at least working knowledge of everything from Corporate Governance, board relationship management through to grant applications and fund raising. Keith also sits on two boards and has the benefit of understanding both sides of the table which is beneficial in ensuring the organisation follows the right decision paths.

John Burke

John is Director of Burke Consult specialising in management consultancy, executive coaching and mentoring. He was previously CEO of Aer Rianta (now the Dublin Airport Authority). He is a former President of ACI (Airports Council International) Europe. John has a very strong background in business strategy and managing change with particular emphasis on employee participation and partnership.

He is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He has a B.Comm degree from University College Dublin (UCD) and a M.Sc degree in Organisation Behaviour from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). John is also a professional coach and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Diarmuid Everard

Diarmuid is managing director of Printcom. Diarmuid started his own company in 1990, prior to that he was a director in a division of a large multinational group. He is a graduate of the College of Marketing and has recently completed a Masters where he graduated with First Class Honours. He studied Coaching, Communication, Teamwork, Marketing, Leadership, Finance and a thesis entitled “Can ongoing coaching and training contribute to the long-term survival of SME’s in Ireland”. As a business owner Diarmuid has experience in all aspects of starting and running a small company including; Financing, HR, Production, Procurement, Marketing (Inbound and Outbound) and every function associated with keeping a small company open in this environment. He is chairperson of the Board of Management of Whitecross National School since 2008 and a board member since 2000. He is on the steering committee of The Design Print and Packaging Skillsnet since its formation in 2006. He has experience of recruiting and managing staff since 1983 in companies from 8 to over 50 staff. His specialities include; Marketing, HR and Customer Service.

Justin Kilcullen

Justin served for twenty years as CEO of Trócaire, one of Ireland’s largest international development organisation with an annual turnover of €65 million and a staff in excess of 400, overseas and in Ireland. He graduated from UCD with a degree in architecture. After working overseas as a development aid worker for a period he returned to Ireland and joined Trócaire in 1981. Justin has extensive experience of organisation governance and management. As Trócaire CEO, he led the organisation through three distinct periods of development and renewal. As part of his professional development he has attended the Strategic Perspectives in Not for Profit Management programme in Harvard Business School; The Challenge of Leadership – INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager in the Irish Management Institute; Justin has recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching at the UCD Smurfit Business School, Dublin.


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