Senior Management Team

  • Directors
  • Associate Directors

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

Fergus is Human Resources Director at Kirby Group Engineering. He ensures 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 Senior HR roles at ESB, been an Executive Director at IMI, as well as 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 and executive development for many leading organisations. He has completed Strategic HR programmes at Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business/University of Michigan and is an alumni of IESE Business School (Barcelona).

Fergus Barry

HR Director

Mikey is a Director of Operations / Business Unit Leader with responsibility for operations in the Connacht region and the UK. 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 of over 25 years with Kirby’s to assigned projects to ensure operational excellence, client expectations are met and all project milestones are achieved.

Mikey Ryan

Operations Director - Connacht and UK

Hugh is an Operations Director with responsibility for operations in Central and Western Europe. Since joining Kirby in 2006, 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 and Industrial Manufacturing.

Hugh Nealon

Operations Director - Central and Western Europe

Ruairi is Director of Operations with overall responsibility for operations in the Munster region. He plays a key 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. Ruairi has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and has worked on some of the largest and most complex engineering projects across different sectors including Data Centres, Semi-Conductor, Industrial Manufacturing and Life Sciences.

Ruairi Ryan

Operations Director - Munster

Sean is the Director responsible for Pre-Construction activities within the group, formerly holding the position of Associate Director. 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, PG Dip in Leadership, PG Dip in Management, PG Dip in Finance, and a Masters Degree in Business

Sean Rapple

Pre-Construction Director

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

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

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

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

Barry is an Associate Director responsible for the overall Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) management systems to ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards. He provides leadership and development of a professional team of EHS Managers, EHS Advisors and administrative staff ensuring all EHS programs, procedures and controls are effectively implemented for Kirby. Barry has over 25 years’ experience working on projects across different sectors including Data Centres, Industrial Manufacturing, Commercial, Power Transmission and Distribution and Life Sciences.

Barry O’Brien

Associate Director - EHS

John is an Associate Director with overall responsibility for the Power Transmission and Distribution Business Unit. A highly experienced power industry leader, John works closely with new and existing customers to deliver quality, high-value services. He is centrally involved in the running of all aspects of the Business Unit, from concept consulting expertise, to engineering, construction and handover. John has over 20 years’ leadership experience and has delivered strong results across a number of sectors including Data Centres, Commercial and Bio-pharmaceuticals.

John Davitt

Associate Director - T&D Business Unit

Taidgh is an Associate Director with responsibility for operations in the Leinster region. He plays a key 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. Taidgh has over 20 years’ experience delivering projects across different sectors including Data Centres, Industrial Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Commercial.

Taidgh Dooley

Associate Director - Leinster Business Unit

Ronan is an Associate Director with overall responsibility for leading the Planning & Risk Function, while also being the lead support in Project Delivery Process development and implementation. Ronan is also heavily involved in group wide projects risk management, escalation, intervention and plays a key governance role while providing internal consultancy and support to project teams.

Ronan O’Neill

Associate Director - Planning and Project Risk

Mark is an Associate Director with responsibility for the implementation and promotion of Digital Construction within the company. He provides leadership and development to Digital Construction Department. Mark leads a team of service co-ordinators and BIM engineers implementing an IPD approach to projects through Digital Construction, VDC\BIM and the application of technology. Mark works closely with the construction management team ensuring the delivery of MEP co-ordination and the promotion of offsite fabrication & modularisation on all projects within the group.

Mark Danaher

Associate Director - BIM/ Technical Services

David is an Associate Director with overall responsibility for the Supply Chain Management & Procurement for Kirby. David promotes and implements lean procurement and demand planning processes. He ensures compliance and continuous improvements in the Supply Chain to assist ISO 9001, Q Mark Standards and Achilles requirements.

David Waldron

Associate Director - Supply Chain

Michael is an Associate Director responsible for developing and leading the Data Centre/ Mission Critical business in the Irish, UK and Mainland Europe markets. Michael has previously held the position of Managing Director for the UK business, where he was responsible for sales and operations. Michael has been awarded MBA from Technological University Dublin and a BEng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ulster.

Michael Murray

Associate Director - Business Development

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