Caroline Spillane BA, MA

Director General

Caroline Spillane is an economics graduate of University College Cork, and also holds an MA from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Director.



Damien Owens graduated from Trinity College Dublin with Primary and Master degrees in engineering. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Open University.

Dee Kehoe BA

CPD Director

Dee Kehoe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History from University College Dublin, a post-graduate Diploma in Advertising Management and an Accredited Diploma in Executive Coaching.

Lisa Vaughan MA

Membership and Business Development Director

Lisa Vaughan holds a B.Comm from the National University of Ireland Galway, an MA from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Executive Coaching from University College Dublin.

Michelle Hoctor, BA

Marketing and Communications Director

Michelle Hoctor holds a BA from University College Dublin and Diplomas in Management (Dublin Institute of Technology) and European Humanities (Open University).

John Byrne CMC CMgr FCMI FIC Assoc CIPD

Director of Sectoral Engagement

John Byrne is a certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Consulting; a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Deirdre Foley, Bsc, CIMA, CGMA

Finance and Operations Director

Deirdre Foley is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.