Appointments update 05.04.18

By Business & Finance
05 April 2018
David O’Mahony, Partner, Banking; Maria Kennedy, Partner, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Barry McGettrick, Partner, Tax; Michael Jackson, Managing Partner; Kate McKenna, Partner, EU and Competition; Michael Hastings, Partner, Banking; Russell Rochford, Partner, Employment, Pensions and Benefits; and Donal O’Byrne, Asset Management at Matheson

In association with Next Generation, Business & Finance highlights the notable new appointments at Matheson, IAB Ireland, Citigroup and The Shelbourne Hotel.

Michael Hastings, Finance and Capital Markets
Maria Kennedy, Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Barry McGettrick, Tax
Kate McKenna, EU Competition and Regulatory
Donal O’Byrne, Asset Management
David O’Mahony, Finance and Capital Markets
Russell Rochford, Employment Pensions Benefits

Irish law firm Matheson has announced the appointment of seven new partners across a range of sectors referenced above.

Commenting on the new appointments, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson, said: “I want to congratulate our seven new partners on their achievement. These appointments recognise not only an outstanding breadth of technical and legal knowledge, but also the considerable sectoral knowledge of our partners in areas which are of key economic importance for our clients and for Ireland’s economic path post-Brexit. Deep industry and sectoral knowledge combined with legal expertise is essential for supporting the needs of both domestic and multinational businesses with Irish operations in planning for Brexit and beyond.

“I am also pleased to see that 40% of our new partner promotions from the last three years have been female, and that 36% of Matheson’s partnership is female.”


Shane Nolan

Shane Nolan, Chair
IAB Ireland

IAB Ireland has announced the appointment of Shane Nolan as Chair. He is currently Director of New Business Sales, EMEA at Google.

IAB is the trade association of the digital advertising industry in Ireland.

Commenting on his appointment, Shane Nolan said: “The digital advertising industry continues to enjoy significant growth each year and the role of IAB is to help ensure that all players share in this success. Our members work closely with marketers across Ireland to ensure that they can identify the best role for online in building their brands and we all work to promote the highest standards in digital advertising.


Cecilia Ronan

Cecilia Ronan, Country Officer for Ireland

Citigroup last week announced named Cecilia Ronan as Head of Irish Business. She will be Citi’s first female country officer for Ireland.

This new role comes in alongside her roles as Executive Director for Citibank Europe Plc and Managing Director – CAO & Service Centre Head for Citi.


JP Kavanagh

JP Kavanagh, General Manager
The Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin has announced the appointment of JP Kavanagh as General Manager.

JP began his career in hospitality in 1993 at The Connaught Hotel in London followed by positions at The Hyde Park Hotel in Knightsbridge, London (now the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park) and The Clarence Hotel in Dublin. He later went on to become Rooms Division Manager at the Westin Dublin in 2000 before moving on to the Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland in 2003. In 2006 he was appointed General Manager of The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh. He was then based in Dubai at the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, The Kensington Hotel London and The Westbury Hotel, Dublin.