Ireland

The 30% Club Ireland officially launched in January 2015, with a goal to achieve better gender balance at all levels in leading Irish businesses. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and executive leadership not only encourages better leadership and governance, but further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.  The initiative is complementary to individual company efforts and existing networking groups, adding to these through collaboration and the visible commitment of senior business leaders. Over 150 Irish Chairs and CEOs of leading businesses are supporters of the 30% Club Ireland. These leaders are committed to accelerating gender balance in their organisations through voluntary actions.

The 30% Club is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020.

30% Club Ireland - Information booklet 2017

Related podcasts below:

Women in Leadership podcast with Steering Committee member Brid Horan, please click here.

Banking on Women podcast with Steering Committee member Carol Andrews and Angie Mezzetti, please click here.

Women in Leadership podcast with Gillian Harford on AIB Equality Initiatives. Gillian is on the Steering Committee for the Financial Services Group in 30% Club. Please click here for link to podcast.

For general enquiries, please email: 30percentclubireland@bnymellon.com

@30percentclubie


Members


  • Chairs Advisory Board 

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    Michael Buckley

    Chairman

    KKR Alternative Investments & KKR Credit Advisors, Former Chairman of DCC

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    Nicky Hartery

    Chairman

    CRH

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    Anne Heraty

    CEO

    CPL

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    Vivienne Jupp

    Chair

    CIE

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    Gary Kennedy

    Chairman

    Greencore

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    Kieran McGowan

    Formar Chairman

    Business in the Community and CRH

  • Chairs Advisory Board 

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    Pat O'Doherty

    CEO

    ESB

  • Supporter 

    Julian Yarr

    A&L Goodbody

  • Supporter 

    Liz Hughes

    ACCA Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Alastair Blair

    Accenture

  • Supporter 

    Marius Smyth

    AdRoll

  • Supporter 

    Bernard Byrne

    AIB

  • Supporter 

    Julie O'Neill

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Supporter 

    Sean McGrath

    Allianz

  • Supporter 

    Mark Redmond

    American Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Damian Ringwood

    Amrop Strategis

  • Supporter 

    Rachael Ingle

    Aon Hewitt

  • Supporter 

    Donal O'Brien

    Aramark Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ciarán Bolger

    Arthur Cox

  • Supporter 

    Elaine Coughlan

    Atlantic Bridge Capital

  • Supporter 

    Sasha Wiggins

    Barclays Bank Ireland plc

  • Supporter 

    Damian Finn

    Bausch and Lomb

  • Supporter 

    Barry O'Dwyer

    BlackRock

  • Supporter 

    Joe Duffy

    BNY Mellon

  • Supporter 

    Tara McCarthy

    Bord Bia

  • Supporter 

    Jim O'Toole

    Bord Iascaigh Mhara

  • Supporter 

    Mike Quinn

    Bord na Móna

  • Supporter 

    John McGrane

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Seán Páircéir

    Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Supporter 

    Shay Walsh

    BT Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ronan Murphy

    Business in the Community

  • Supporter 

    Catherine Guy

    Byrne Wallace

  • Supporter 

    John Donohoe

    Carne Global Financial Services Limited

  • Supporter 

    Governor Philip Lane

    Central Bank of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ian Talbot

    Chambers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Zdenek Turek

    Citigroup

  • Supporter 

    Aedamar Howlett

    Coca-Cola Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Gervaise Slowey

    Communicorp

  • Supporter 

    Bill Doherty

    Cook Medical Europe Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Manish Vekaria

    Credit Suisse

  • Supporter 

    Pádraig Ó Ríordáin

    daa

  • Supporter 

    John Hennessy

    Dalata

  • Supporter 

    Brian McKiernan

    Davy

  • Supporter 

    Tommy Breen

    DCC plc

  • Supporter 

    Professor Brian MacCraith

    DCU

  • Supporter 

    Maureen Walsh

    DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Aongus Hegarty

    Dell

  • Supporter 

    Brendan Jennings

    Deloitte

  • Supporter 

    Aidan O'Driscoll

    Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

  • Supporter 

    Katherine Licken

    Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

  • Supporter 

    Niall Burgess

    Department of Foreign Affairs

  • Supporter 

    Jim Breslin

    Department of Health

  • Supporter 

    Orlaigh Quinn

    Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation

  • Supporter 

    Noel Waters

    Department of Justice & Equality

  • Supporter 

    Robert Watt

    Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

  • Supporter 

    Niamh O'Donoghue

    Department of Social Protection

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Flannery

    Depfa

  • Supporter 

    John Kennedy

    Diageo

  • Supporter 

    Mary Rose Burke

    Dublin Chamber of Commerce

  • Supporter 

    Padraig McManus

    eir

  • Supporter 

    Fintan Slye

    EirGrid

  • Supporter 

    Caroline Spillane

    Engineers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Terence O'Rourke

    Enterprise Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Zelia Madigan

    Ericsson

  • Supporter 

    Michael McNicholas

    Ervia

  • Supporter 

    Lochlann Quinn

    ESB

  • Supporter 

    Alan Barrett

    ESRI

  • Supporter 

    Laurence Crowley

    formerly ESRI

  • Supporter 

    David Hackett

    Eugene F Collins

  • Supporter 

    Alan Murphy

    Eversheds International

  • Supporter 

    Mike McKerr

    EY

  • Supporter 

    Gareth Lambe

    Facebook

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Muldoon

    FBD Holdings plc

  • Supporter 

    Sandeep Suri

    Fidelity Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Rhona Blake

    FleishmanHillard Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Regina Moran

    Fujitsu

  • Supporter 

    Mark Elborne

    GE

  • Supporter 

    Siobhán Talbot

    Glanbia

  • Supporter 

    Fionnuala Meehan

    Google

  • Supporter 

    Paul McCann

    Grant Thornton

  • Supporter 

    Aidan Lynch

    GSK

  • Supporter 

    Debbie O'Hare

    Hannover Re (Ireland)

  • Supporter 

    Richard Eardley

    Hays

  • Supporter 

    Seán Rowland

    Hibernia College

  • Supporter 

    Anne Looney

    Higher Education Authority

  • Supporter 

    Martin Murphy

    HP Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Marteina Milton

    HR Holfeld

  • Supporter 

    Alan Duffy

    HSBC

  • Supporter 

    Danny McCoy

    IBEC

  • Supporter 

    Peter O'Neill

    IBM

  • Supporter 

    Tom Lynch

    ICON plc

  • Supporter 

    Martin Shanahan

    IDA Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Stephen Rae

    Independent News and Media Plc

  • Supporter 

    Maura Quinn

    Institute of Directors

  • Supporter 

    Marian O'Sullivan

    Institute of Public Administration

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Thompson

    Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Eamonn Sinnott

    Intel Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Michael Cullen

    Investec Bank plc

  • Supporter 

    Anne Nolan

    Irish Aviation Authority

  • Supporter 

    John McCormack

    Irish Cancer Society

  • Supporter 

    Eamonn Rothwell

    Irish Continental Group plc

  • Supporter 

    David Harney

    Irish Life

  • Supporter 

    Simon Boucher

    Irish Management Institute

  • Supporter 

    Padraic O'Connor

    Irish Stock Exchange

  • Supporter 

    Vicki O'Toole

    J.J. O'Toole

  • Supporter 

    Carin Bryans

    J.P. Morgan Bank (Ireland) plc

  • Supporter 

    Leisha Daly

    Janssen

  • Supporter 

    Steve Bowcott

    John Sisk & Son Construction Ltd.

  • Supporter 

    Gary McGann

    John Sisk & Son Construction Ltd.

  • Supporter 

    John Moran

    Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Supporter 

    Sean Hawkshaw

    KBI Global Investors

  • Supporter 

    Stan McCarthy

    Kerry Group

  • Supporter 

    Shaun Murphy

    KPMG

  • Supporter 

    Paul Travers

    Macquarie Capital

  • Supporter 

    Nicholas Butcher

    Maples and Calder

  • Supporter 

    Alison Grainger

    Marks and Spencer Ireland Ltd

  • Supporter 

    Declan Black

    Mason Hayes Curran

  • Supporter 

    Michael Jackson

    Matheson

  • Supporter 

    Barry Devereux

    McCann Fitzgerald

  • Supporter 

    Sorcha McKenna

    McKinsey

  • Supporter 

    Gerry Kilcommins

    Medtronic

  • Supporter 

    Ruth Curran

    Merc Partners

  • Supporter 

    Tom Geraghty

    Mercer

  • Supporter 

    Cathriona Hallahan

    Microsoft Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Trudie Mulhall

    Morgan Stanley

  • Supporter 

    Louise Houson

    MSD

  • Supporter 

    Gina Quin

    National College of Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Conor O'Kelly

    National Treasury Management Agency

  • Supporter 

    Clive Bellows

    Northern Trust Company

  • Supporter 

    Rosheen McGuckian

    NTR plc

  • Supporter 

    James Browne

    NUI Galway

  • Supporter 

    Prof Philip Nolan

    NUI Maynooth

  • Supporter 

    John Donnelly

    Oracle

  • Supporter 

    Rose Hynes

    Origin Enterprises plc

  • Supporter 

    Kevin Lane

    Ornua

  • Supporter 

    Louise Phelan

    PayPal

  • Supporter 

    Jeremy Masding

    Permanent TSB

  • Supporter 

    Dr Paul Duffy

    Pfizer

  • Supporter 

    Paul Marchant

    Primark

  • Supporter 

    Fiona Tierney

    Public Appointments Service

  • Supporter 

    Nigel Heneghan

    Public Relations Consultants Association

  • Supporter 

    Feargal O'Rourke

    PwC

  • Supporter 

    Padraig Kenny

    RBC Investor Services Ireland Limited

  • Supporter 

    Cathal Kelly

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Ken Norgrove

    RSA Insurance Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Dee Forbes

    RTÉ

  • Supporter 

    Rose Hynes

    Shannon Group plc

  • Supporter 

    Mark FitzGerald

    Sherry FitzGerald

  • Supporter 

    Peter Barrett

    SMBC Aviation Capital

  • Supporter 

    Tony Smurfit

    Smurfit Kappa Group

  • Supporter 

    Dervla Tomlin

    Society of Actuaries in Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Margot Slattery

    Sodexo

  • Supporter 

    Susan Dargan

    State Street

  • Supporter 

    Noel Cawley

    Teagasc

  • Supporter 

    Pat King

    The Doyle Collection

  • Supporter 

    Liam Kavanagh

    The Irish Times

  • Supporter 

    Patrick Prendergast

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Supporter 

    Michael Murphy

    UCC

  • Supporter 

    Andrew Deeks

    UCD

  • Supporter 

    Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

    UCD Quinn School and UCD Smurfit School

  • Supporter 

    Brendan McAtamney

    UDG

  • Supporter 

    Gerry Mallon

    Ulster Bank

  • Supporter 

    Maurice Pratt

    Uniphar Group

  • Supporter 

    Don Barry

    University of Limerick

  • Supporter 

    John O'Dwyer

    VHI

  • Supporter 

    Anne O'Leary

    Vodafone

  • Supporter 

    Garry Ferguson

    Walkers Ireland

  • Supporter 

    Bryan Bourke

    William Fry

  • Supporter 

    Ray McKenna

    Willis Towers Watson

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

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    Marie O'Connor

    Partner

    PwC

  • Country Lead 

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    Carol Andrews

    Head of EMEA Service Delivery (AIS)

    BNY Mellon

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    Darina Barrett

    Partner

    KPMG

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    Peter Cosgrove

    Director

    CPL

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    Orla Coughlan

    Chief Human Resources Officer

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    Brid Horan

    Former Deputy CEO

    ESB

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    Rachel Hussey

    Partner

    Arthur Cox

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    Richard Kinsella

    Director

    Davy

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    Paula Neary

    Client Director

    Accenture

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    Meliosa O'Caoimh

    Senior Vice President

    Northern Trust

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    Mary O'Hara

    Partner

    PwC

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    Conor O'Leary

    Company Secretary

    Greencore

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    Julie O'Neill

    Executive Vice President

    Alexion

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    Anne-Marie Taylor

    Management Consultant

Working groups

  • Scholarships

    Main aims

    Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with a number of business schools to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education, by offering scholarships aimed at women. Through these partnerships, we seek to build a continuum of change, helping women to make the decision to undertake further education.

    UCD Smurfit School

    For the third year running, Smurfit Executive Development is generously offering a fully funded scholarship to one female candidate wishing to enter the UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance commencing in September 2017.  

    This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female candidate based on the breadth and depth of work experience as well as past academic/professional qualification performance. 

    The aim of the scholarship, in association with the 30% Club, is to support female candidates of merit and to encourage an increase in women considering senior leadership roles so please circulate the information on this valuable opportunity within your organisation.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    Trinity College Dublin

    In September 2016, Professor Andrew Burke, Dean of Trinity Business School confirmed that Trinity in partnership with the 30% Club are delighted to announce the Women in Leadership Scholarships which will comprise one full MBA scholarship and a series of bursaries.  Applications will be sought during 2017 with the scholarships commencing in the 2017/18 academic year.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    DCU

    In April 2017, the 30% Club announced that DCU had generously agreed to provide a €10,000 fee scholarship to the 30% Club. This could be used for postgraduate study in DCU Business School across a range of available programmes. the successful candidate commenced the programme in Autumn 2017.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    IMI

    At the official launch of the 30% Club Ireland in January 2015, it was announced that a 30% Club Ireland/IMI scholarship was to be awarded by the IMI on either its Diploma in Strategy or Innovation as part of IMI’s pathway to a Masters in Business Practice. Due to the high calibre of applicants, the IMI awarded two scholarships; one to Sophia Long, BNY Mellon and one to Trish Twomey, Concern. 

    In 2017, the IMI partnered with the 30% Club Ireland once again to offer two high potential female executives fully funded scholarships, valued at €10,000 each, to avail of an IMI Diploma in Leadership in Dublin and Cork. This scholarship is for the 2017 programme and commences in Spring 2017 in Cork and Autum 2017 in Dublin.

    For further details on this scholarship, please click this link.

    NUIG

    J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, in collaboration with the 30% Club, are delighted to offer a scholarship for its Executive MBA programme. This is a part time programme run over two years. The next intake is in September 2017. The scholarship is valued at €13,850 in total for the programme which equates to 50% of the fees (fees are €27,700 over the two years).

    For more information on the 30% Club scholarship application process, or to submit your application please, contact Mairead McKeon, Executive MBA Programme Administrator at mairead.mckeon@nuigalway.ie  or visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/courses/mba/.

    UL

    The 30% Club is partnering with the University of Limerick to offer an MBA scholarship for highest calibre ambitious women who want to maximise their career potential. This merit-based scholarship is open to all applicants who have a level 8 degree and at least 4 years’ experience (Equivalent qualifications will be considered). The University of Limerick MBA is a part time programme run over two years.  Its fundamental objectives are to develop understanding of best practice management, ability to think and act strategically, decision making and leadership skills, and the ability to understand and respond to the dynamics of a changing business environment. The scholarship represents 75% of the total fees.

    contact

    brid.horan@mail.com

    Group leader

    Brid Horan

  • Cross-Company Mentoring

    Main aims

    The IMI/30% Club Cross Company Mentoring Scheme for 2016 has received really positive feedback from participating mentees and mentors so we are delighted to announce that the window for registration is officially open for this year’s programme from today until 17th February.  

    Since late 2015, 28 organisations have participated in this programme, with 112 leaders across these organisations greatly benefiting from the scheme and furthering enhancing their careers. Mentors may be female or male and at least 50% of the mentees from each company must be female.

    The link here will bring you to a dedicated page with a detailed information pack which outlines the scheme in detail and where you can register your interest and  the team at the IMI will follow up with a call.  

    We invite you to get involved in this high value programme!  Please do take note that the closing date for initial registration is 17 February - the full schedule of dates and cost are in the information pack.
     

    contact

    della.holmes-slevin@imi.ie

    david.magee@imi.ie

    Group leader

    David Magee

  • Professional Services Firms

    Main aims

    The Professional Services Firms’ Initiative was established in Ireland in 2015, to consider ways in which the group can support efforts towards increasing gender balance in law, accounting and consulting firms in the Irish market. The initiative is supported by the Managing Partners of Ireland’s leading professional services firms and is currently exploring next steps.

    contact

    rachel.hussey@arthurcox.com
    mary.ohara@ie.pwc.com

    Group leader

    Rachel Hussey & Mary O'Hara

  • Balancing the Pyramid

    Main aims

    To accelerate the rate at which women progress through the pipeline to senior and executive levels in Irish business organisations. This involves collaborating with a range of supporting organisations and other groups to analyse the current position, to identify the key challenges and to develop and implement initiatives to address these.

    contact

    annemarietaylor1@gmail.com

    brid.horan@mail.com

    Group leader

    Anne-Marie Taylor & Brid Horan

Events


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  • Irish Life Building, Dublin

  • NUIG, Galway

  • BBH, Herbert St, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

  • The Innovation Academy, 3/4 Foster Place, Dublin 2

  • Alexander Hotel, Dublin

    The 30% club is running its first event targeted at senior male executives. One of the rationales for this is that so many diversity/ inclusion events are attended by women not men and we need to rebalance this.  

    Given the evidence on how gender diverse companies can improve people engagement, access to talent, an ability to innovate and most importantly profitability, we are inviting senior male executives to this workshop to help support them in addressing change throughout their organisations. In this workshop, participants will engage with other senior leaders to explore the topic of diversity in their own organisations.

    Event Information:

    Date & Time:  April 5th, 8am - 1pm plus an optional buffet lunch

    Venue: Alexander Hotel, Aston Suite 1+2, Dublin

    Facilitators: Peter Cosgrove & Sandra Healy

    Price: Free to attend but compulsory to register

    Audience: Aimed at C-suite or Director level participants. 

    This event is for 30% club members and is invite only, if you would like to register interest please email peter.cosgrove@cpl.ie

  • Deloitte, Dublin

  • National Gallery of Ireland

  • Davy, Dublin

  • Accenture, Dublin

  • Vodafone, Dublin

  • PwC, Dublin

  • University of Limerick

  • Facebook, Dublin

  • Matheson, Dublin

  • Conrad Hotel, Dublin

  • Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Dublin

  • Citi, Dublin

  • Vodafone, Dublin

  • Davy, Dublin

  • BNY Mellon, Dublin

  • National Concert Hall, Dublin

  • PwC, Dublin

  • Mercer, Dublin

  • The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

  • Arthur Cox, Dublin

  • Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, Trinity College, Dublin


Contact


General Enquiries: 30percentclubireland@bnymellon.com

Twitter: @30percentclubie