Ireland INC Leadership Series

Ireland INC Leadership Series, in association with KPMG, announces panel and theme of second webinar

By Business & Finance
05 August 2020

Ireland INC has announced the panel and theme of the second webinar in its series, The Ireland INC Leadership Series in association with KPMG Ireland. The second webinar is aimed at exploring the theme ‘No Line on The Horizon: Assessing Opportunities for Growth & Innovation in a New World.’

Join us for a 45 minute webinar with guest panellist Imelda Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Coillte, Kieran Wallace, Head of Restructuring & Forensics, Head of Private Enterprise, KPMG in Ireland and Kieran O’Brien, Partner, Global Strategy Group, KPMG in Ireland on Tuesday 18th August at 3pm GMT+1. 

The panel will discuss how companies can best navigate the unlimited opportunities for growth in a New World and the steps they must take in order to avail of them. Also, how the Irish business landscape will be impacted by Covid-19 into the future.

Guest panellist Imelda Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Coillte, brings a wealth of experience in successfully leading a company through times of market volatility and will share insights into how she has guided her workforce through the past few months. The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Freeman, Editor of Business & Finance Media Group and will include a Q&A session. 

Registration for the webinar is essential and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the Q&A session. 

You can register your interest at the following link

Imelda Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Coillte

Pictured: Imelda Hurley, CEO, Coillte

Imelda Hurley has spent over twenty years in leadership and finance roles across a variety of sectors including food, agriculture, technology related supply chain management and professional services.  She is an experienced executive and
non-executive director having been a Board Member in public company, state owned, private equity and venture capital backed businesses.

She has worked extensively in Ireland, the UK, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, China and Australia. Imelda is currently the CEO at Coillte.

She is also a Non-Executive Director & Audit Committee Member at Total Produce Plc and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of Limerick. She has previously held a broad range of executive and non-executive positions including Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer at Origin Enterprises plc, Chief Financial Officer & Head of Sustainability at PCH International, Group Finance Director at Greencore Group plc, Member of the Board & Audit Committee Chairman at Ervia (formerly Bord Gais Eireann) and Non-Executive Director at Valeo Foods.

Imelda holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Kieran Wallace, Head of Restructuring & Forensics, Head of Private Enterprise, KPMG in Ireland

Pictured: Kieran Wallace, KPMG in Ireland

Kieran leads KPMG’s Restructuring & Forensic Advisory practice and the KPMG Private Enterprise team.

Kieran has significant experience in the areas of examinership, receiverships and liquidations.






Kieran O’Brien, Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG in Ireland

Pictured: Kieran O’Brien, KPMG in Ireland

Kieran is a partner in the Global Strategy Group and is the lead advisory partner in the Aviation Finance & Leasing practice.

Kieran has 18 years’ experience of providing advisory services to the world’s leading Aviation companies in the areas of performance improvement and optimisation, finance efficiency, post deal integration / separation and setting up leasing platforms. Kieran also provides Financial Management services to our clients across a number of industries leading the transformation of finance functions in reporting, controls and providing management insight.