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Mentor Profiles

Seán Mistéil

Seán’s main experience has been in the public sector (civil service, commercial, non-commercial) – Departments of the Gaeltacht, Public Service, Labour, Telecom Éireann, Bord na Móna, Combat Poverty, Citizens Information Board – interspersed with a period freelancing as a consultant and trainer with private and public bodies/companies. His background has been in HR and Organisational Development and Strategy.

He worked closely on several management change programmes over the years e.g. Telecom (eircom), Bord na Móna. Since leaving CIB in August 2014, he joined a MABS Board and a CIS Board. Since 2009 he has been a Member of the Board of Management of Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan. He has a long-time keen interest in organisational and interpersonal communication.

Seán has a M.Sc. in Organisation Behaviour a Diploma in Mediation and a Certificate in Coaching and is currently doing a Higher Dip. in Translation Studies.

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.

Brendan Lenihan

Brendan is Managing Director of Navigo Consulting (www.navigo.ie), a management consultancy specialising in strategy and business planning, corporate governance and navigating significant change. A First Class Honours graduate of UCC (B.Comm 1990) and UCD (Dip Prof Acc - 1991), Brendan qualified as Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Leaving Andersen in 2002 as a Partner located in Dublin, he founded his own boutique management consultancy, Brendan Lenihan & Associates, through which he advised a range of indigenous Irish and multinational clients. From 2007, he held executive roles in industry, including as Group Finance Director of O’Flynn Group (2007-2015), a successful multinational real estate company and also as Group Finance Director of one of Ireland’s largest nursing home operators. Brendan is a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (2013/14). In addition to having professional roles as either Executive Director or representing shareholders’ interests in hundreds of companies across multiple jurisdictions, Brendan is currently a Non Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services Limited, a charity which operates an emergency shelter, educational and aftercare service for the homeless. He was previously a Non Executive Director and Chairman of a charity in the educational area.  He is a member of an Advisory Board for a religious order.

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