Meet the Team

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Maurice Harte

Maurice is Chairman 

Maurice is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. Maurice has over 35 years experience at senior level in national and international Investment Banking and Real Estate.

Maurice has worked with many leading national companies in the areas of his expertise including Hill Samuel Merchant Bankers, Hill Samuel Fagan Investment Management, AIB Investment Managers, Treasury Holdings and Taggart Holdings. He is currently a director of Reef Holdings, Covestone Asset Management and Capital Assets PAM Ltd.

Maurice was a founder member and past chairman of The Irish Association of Investment Managers and gained international experience while working with Hill Samuel and AIB Asset Management Group, in countries such as the UK, Singapore and the USA.

 

Maurices’s contact details are:

M. + 353 87 236 3268

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. maurice.harte@governanceireland.ie

Donal Keane

Donal is a Director & Principal

His primary areas of expertise are corporate finance, strategy development, project management and corporate governance. Donal has served as management consultant to the financial services, technology, retail, property and voluntary sectors. Prior to this he served as a senior executive in the Public Sector.

Donal holds an International Masters in Management Degree from the European School of Management in Paris (ESCP) and an MBA from Purdue University, Indiana. He also holds a BSc Degree in Business & Information Technology from TCD.

He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants & Advisers. He is an AACB accredited assessor of corporate governance practices in public or private sector organisations seeking SWiFT 3000 certification.

Donal’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (0)87 2511467

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. donal.keane@governanceireland.ie

Michael Kelly

Michael is a Director & Principal

Michael has served as head of a number of public service organisations and now specialises in directorships and corporate governance consultancy. From his previous roles as departmental Secretary General and Board Chairman, he has a detailed understanding of the practical challenges surrounding the design and operation of effective governance frameworks. He also has a strong background in strategy development and the management of organisational change.

As a former Chair of the Higher Education Authority and founding member of the Chairs’ Forum, he has direct experience of the leadership, management and governance of public bodies and first hand knowledge of the policy and political context in which they operate.

Michael holds a B Comm (UCD),M Sc (TCD) and a Post-Grad Diploma in Corporate Governance (UCD). He is an accredited SWiFT 3000 Corporate Governance Assessor. He is a member of the IoD and a member and director of the CGAI, where he currently chairs the board. He serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards.

Michael’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (87) 681 3291

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. michael.kelly@governanceireland.ie

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Paul A. White

Paul is a Director & Principal 

A Founding member of Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT Group DCC Technology, I have held Board & Senior Executive roles for DCC Plc. within the ICT sector in France, UK, & Ireland. I have significant experience of Plc.’s, start-ups, established companies, M&A, and disposals.

A Graduate of the Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School and a IOD Chartered Director (UK). A co-founder and former Executive Director of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland. A member of the CGAI, the IMCA, the IOD (Irl & UK) & a Fellow of the MII and a member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.

A SWiFT 3000 Corporate Governance Assessor, a Non-Executive Director, mediator, business adviser, investor & mentor, I specialise in Board performance evaluation & Corporate Governance audit services.

Directorships; Board member of TUSLA, the RTB, The Office of the  Attorney General, and Chair of the CMRF, the fundraising foundation for Crumlin Hospital, and 3 private companies

Paul’s contact details are:

M. +353 (0)87 251 3882

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. paul.white@governanceireland.ie

Noel Ford

 

Noel is a Director & Principal

The provision of independent director and consultancy services to international alternative and mutual investment funds.Mr.Ford’s extensive and global experience can offer a range of tactical and strategic solutions to key areas of the investment management and fund administration business sectors. These can include;

Operational risk and compliance frameworks with related governance structures.
New business assessment and client on-boarding.
Third party administrators assessment, management, RFP and transition management programs.
Business/client retention and service level agreement structures.
Board governance and non-executive director services, including delegated functions.
Developing and maintaining global distribution networks.
Business change, transformation and planning for change.
Succession planning and executive mentoring.</>

Noel’s contact details are:

M. + 353 (0)87 2511467

T.  +353 1 639 2928

E. noel.ford@governanceireland.ie

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