Senior Management Team

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Jimmy Kirby

Executive Chairman

Jimmy is Group Executive Chairman with responsibility for ensuring that the board is effective in its task of formulating and implementing the company's direction and strategy. He also leads projects for key customers. Jimmy has been awarded a Master of Business Degree from University College Cork and a Master of Science Degree from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Jimmy Kirby
Executive Chairman

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Mark Flanagan

Group Managing Director

Mark is Group Managing Director with overall responsibility for the performance of the company through the formulation and implementation of strategy and continuously building an effective executive management team. Mark has previously held positions in project and contracts management, as well as his most recent roles as Managing Director of the UK Business and Group Operations Director, where he was responsible for company operations across all business units and regions.

Mark Flanagan
Group Managing Director

Derry McMahon

Derry McMahon

Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

Derry is responsible for the company’s financial management through ensuring adequate systems, controls and risk management procedures are in place. He also has responsibility for support services relating to human resources, administration and information technology. Derry is a qualified accountant and has been awarded a diploma in Strategic HR from U.C.C. He has held his current position since 2010, having previously been Group Financial Controller.

Derry McMahon
Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

Ray Ryan

Ray Ryan

Group QEHS Director

Ray is the Group QEHS Director with Board level responsibility for all EHS and Quality activities across the company. Working closely with the other directors, in-house departments and QEHS professionals within Kirby, he is centrally involved in directing the company to achieving world-class QEHS practices. Ray has been with Kirby since 1994 and has previously held positions in Contract Management and Operations within the Group.Prior to this, he spent 10 years in the United States as a Senior Project Engineer on multi-million dollar projects in the Municipal and Industrial sectors.

Ray Ryan
Group QEHS Director

Conor O'Brien

Conor O’Brien

Group Commercial Director

Conor is responsible for the development and implementation of Group Commercial Strategy. Aligned to the overall Company, he endeavours to execute commercial undertakings in a processed and controlled manner, through the Functional Teams, to support Operations which includes but not limited to Customer, Contract, Risk, Cost and Change Control Management. Conor has been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantity Surveying

Conor O’Brien
Group Commercial Director

Aidan J Kerins

Aidan J Kerins

Group Business Development Director

Aidan has overall responsibility for business development activities and driving sales across Ireland, UK and Mainland Europe. Working closely with the Group Managing Director, he is heavily involved in developing company’s strategic direction and ensuring business development team’s full alignment. Aidan has been awarded an MBA from the University of Edinburgh as well as having a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Industrial Engineering.

Aidan J Kerins
Group Business Development Director

Henry McCann

Henry McCann

Group Operations Director

Henry is Group Operations Director with overall responsibility for operations across all business units and regions. Working closely with the Group Managing Director, Henry is centrally involved in the direction of company operations to achieve client satisfaction and overall team performance. He focuses on understanding our clients’ needs and creating sustainable partnerships, which lead to successful project delivery in terms of safety, quality, budget and timeline. Henry has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Life Sciences, Data Centres and Industrial Manufacturing.

Henry McCann
Group Operations Director

John Grogan

John Grogan

Group Engineering Director

John is Group Engineering Director responsible for the overall engineering function within the business, ensuring that the project milestones are achieved and client expectations are met. He has extensive experience in the construction industry and has worked across different sectors including Medical Technology, Life Sciences and Data Centres. John has been awarded a BEng in Mechanical Engineering.

John Grogan
Group Engineering Director

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Fergus Barry

Associate Director – Group Head of Human Resources

Fergus is an Associate Director and Group Head of Human Resources. Fergus ensures that Kirby has the talent, coordination mechanisms, competence and engagement levels to effectively execute company strategy. Fergus has over 20 years’ experience as a thought and practice leader in Strategic Human Resource Management. He has held the roles of Director IMI, Head of the School of Business and Humanities at the National College of Ireland and Teaching Fellow, Trinity College Dublin. Fergus has also been lead consultant in delivering major strategic change and organisational design, engagement and executive development for many leading national and international organisations.

Fergus Barry
Associate Director – Group Head of Human Resources

Donal Lynch

Donal Lynch

Associate Director – Finance & Corporate Services

Donal is an Associate Director responsible for company’s financial reporting and corporate services. He works closely with the Group Finance Director to ensure that adequate systems, controls and risk management practices are implemented throughout the company. Donal has been awarded a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Higher Diploma in Computer Science from UCC and a Diploma in Management from the Irish Management Institute.

Donal Lynch
Associate Director – Finance & Corporate Services

Sean Rapple

Sean Rapple

Associate Director – Group Head Pre-Construction

Sean is an Associate Director responsible for Pre-Construction activities within the group. Sean is responsible for the management of the estimation team to produce cost plans, generation of non-commercial requirements through bid stage, post-tender liaison meetings with clients and managing stakeholders. Sean has extensive experience in the M&E sector. Prior to the appointment he previously worked in a number of senior roles within the industry. Sean holds a PG Dip in Project Management and PG Dip in Leadership.

Sean Rapple
Associate Director – Group Head Pre-Construction

Mikey Ryan

Mikey Ryan

Associate Director – Operations - Leinster & Connacht

Mikey is an Associate Director with responsibility for operations in the Connacht & UK region. He plays a lead role in the successful delivery of projects and has been centrally involved in key projects in the region particularly in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sectors. He has extensive engineering and project management experience across different sectors including Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing and Data Centres. He applies this knowledge and expertise to assigned projects to ensure operational excellence, client expectations are met and all project milestones are achieved.

Mikey Ryan
Associate Director – Operations - Connacht & UK

Hugh Nealon

Hugh Nealon

Associate Director – Operations Western and Central Europe

Hugh is an Associate Director with responsibility for operations in Western and Central Europe. He plays a key role in the successful delivery of projects across his assigned regions. He oversees projects from planning right through to handover and applies his extensive engineering and project management expertise to ensure projects are delivered safely, to the highest standard, on schedule and within budget. Hugh has over 20 years’ experience in delivering projects across different sectors including Data Centres, Life Sciences, Chemical, Semi-Conductor, Power Generation and Industrial Manufacturing.

Hugh Nealon
Associate Director – Operations Western and Central Europe

Darran Monaghan

Darran Monaghan

Associate Director – Operations

Darran is an Associate Director with responsibility for operations in the Nordics Region. He plays a key role in the development of long-term partnerships with key clients and the successful delivery of projects in this region.
Darran oversees projects from inception to final handover and is instrumental in the building of teams to support and deliver these projects.
Having degrees in both engineering and quantity surveying these along with his trade and operations management background ensure that projects are delivered to the highest level of expectation of all concerned stakeholders.

Darran Monaghan
Associate Director – Operations - Nordics

Giedre Visockaite

Giedre Visockaite

Associate Director – Strategy and Marketing

Giedre is an Associate Director responsible for strategy development, strategic performance management and supporting Group’s Managing Director and other senior executives in solving strategic business challenges. Giedre is also responsible for the development and implementation of Group’s Marketing Strategy, ensuring that the strategic direction of the company is fully aligned with the marketing tactics. Her professional background and academic qualifications, which include MSc Strategy & Innovation, BSs Finance & IT and other numerous accreditations, bring a range of expertise and support to the Senior Management Team and the business.

Giedre Visockaite
Associate Director – Strategy and Marketing

Ruairi Ryan

Ruairi Ryan

Associate Director – Operations

Ruairi is an Associate Director with responsibility for operations. He plays a lead role in the successful delivery of projects. He oversees projects from planning right through to handover and applies his extensive project management experience to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard, safely, on schedule and within budget exceeding client expectations. Ruairi has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has managed some of the largest and most complex engineering projects across different sectors including Data Centres, Industrial Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Semi-Conductor, and Power Generation for Kirby.

Ruairi Ryan
Associate Director – Operations

Sean Meagher

Sean Meagher

Associate Director - Commercial

Sean has a strong background in technology and construction. He has a proven record of delivery through project and commercial management across multiple sectors, including major national energy infrastructure projects. Since joining Kirby in 2016, Sean has been working across the group to support operations in areas such as contracts, risk, cost and change control management. Sean is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland and the IET. He was awarded a Diploma in Controls and Electrical Engineering by Dublin Institute of Technology, an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering by Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Engineering Management from University College Dublin.

Sean Meagher
Associate Director - Commercial

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