New and notable appointments at Galvia, PE Global, Principal Connections — executive search and the Teaching Council

By Business & Finance
27 October 2022
Pictured (L–R): Jennifer Ward, Robert Rosenberg, John Clancy and Jarlath Dooley, Galvia

There were new and notable appointments at Galvia, PE Global, Principal Connections — executive search and the Teaching Council.

Jarlath Dooley; Jennifer Ward & Robert Rosenberg, Advisory Board,

Galvia, the decision intelligence platform, has announced the creation of its Advisory Board, composed of experts in governance, finance, and economics. The board comprises Jarlath Dooley, Jennifer Ward and Robert Rosenberg.

Jarlath Dooley is a leading figure in the Irish IT landscape having worked with companies, including Iona Technologies, FINEOS and most recently, Version 1.

Dooley’s specialty is People and Culture where he applies deep understanding and strategic thinking to make this a competitive advantage for the business. He has operated at Board level for many years covering a broad range of responsibilities including People and Culture, IT, Business Systems and Marketing.

His passion and experience is scaling fast growth, high potential, IT businesses and he joins the Galvia Advisory Board to help with that agenda.

Jennifer Ward has extensive experience as an Independent Non Executive Director in addition to being a Senior Leader and Change Agent. Ward is recognised for business model advisory, strategy formulation, governance and change programme implementation services.

She brings to the board more than 20 years experience in strategic transformation, design and execution of governance processes, business modelling, executing projects and change management plans. Ward previously worked at PwC and Allied Irish Bank.

US Citizen, Robert Rosenberg is the former Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at the University of Chicago, where he lectured in the business school and linked talent and resources with the goal of economic and social impact.

Rosenberg has supported startups in a variety of capacities, from business plan development, fundraising to investing. A resident of Galway, he is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Galway City Innovation District.

Galvia founder and CEO, John Clancy commented on the board’s functions:

“The board will provide strategic guidance and support the company’s growth into new markets as well as increasing business value to our customers.”

“On a daily basis we are talking to a wide range of industries, from human resources to information technology, about how Galvia can facilitate their digital transformation,” said Clancy, “Our advisory board is essential in creating new opportunities and accelerating our reach and impact.”

Ken Tierney, Board of Directors,
PE Global

PE Global has confirmed the appointment of Ken Tierney to its Board of Directors. Tierney will focus on working in a cross functional capacity with the company’s senior leadership team in implementing PE Global’s business strategy and operational improvements. He oversees the company’s contract recruitment teams who recruit for all of PE Global’s clients across Ireland and the UK on a day-to-day basis.

Tierney brings a vast amount of experience to his role with over 25 years of experience working within the pharmaceutical sector. Prior to joining PE Global, he worked for GE Healthcare and Novartis where he led quality control teams. He combines his scientific background and understanding of the pharmaceutical sector to oversee talent acquisition strategies for contract and temporary recruitment teams for clients across Ireland and the UK.

Tierney holds a BSC in Applied Chemistry and MSc in Instrumental Analysis from Dublin City University.

Commenting on his appointment, Tierney said:

“PE Global is truly solidifying its position as a leading recruitment specialist in Ireland, and I’m hugely excited to take on such a significant role within the organisation as we continue to grow at pace. I look forward to working with our team as we expand our footprint across the Irish and UK market and bring our proven quality of service to more clients.”

Mark Middleton, Partner,
Principal Connections — executive search

Principal Connections — executive search, the Irish Office of Agilium Worldwide LLC, has announced the appointment of Mark Middleton to Partner.

Middleton joined Principal Connections – executive search in early 2018 as a Practice Leader specialising in high-level executive and senior management appointments from Head of Function to CEO and Board level. He has subsequently worked with and advised many of Ireland’s most noteworthy companies across a range of sectors cultivating a stellar track record along the way.

Prior to joining Principal Connections – executive search, Middleton was an Associate Director with a boutique recruitment firm for over 5 years while previously he was Divisional Manager for sister company, Executive Connections. He began his early career in financial services working with Dolmen Securities (now Cantor Fitzgerald) and Goodbody Stockbrokers (now AIB) before subsequently joining Bank of Ireland Asset Management (now State Street Global Advisors).

Commenting on the appointment, Pat O’Donnell, Managing Partner said:

“I’m thrilled to announce Mark’s appointment to Partner. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Mark is well known for being passionate about delivering quality of service and building fantastic client partnerships. His considerable knowledge and expertise in executive search will help our clients tackle their most pressing leadership challenges in the years ahead. I’d like to wish Mark every success as he assumes his new role.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Middleton said:

“I’m delighted and indeed very proud to be appointed to Partner with Principal Connections – executive search. Principal Connections – executive search is an inspiring firm with an incredibly talented and ambitious country leading executive search team. I look forward to being part of and contributing to the continued success of the firm in the years to follow.”

Dr Lynn Ramsey, Director,
The Teaching Council

Dr Lynn Ramsey has been announced as the new director of the Teaching Council. Dr Ramsey will take up her appointment as Director in February 2023

She will be joining the Teaching Council from the Irish Universities Association where she is currently Director of MicroCreds — the IUA’s national lifelong learning framework for accredited micro-credential qualifications.

Dr Ramsey is currently Chair of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, a Board Member of the Higher Education Authority and co-chairs the Bologna Follow-Up Group Working Group on Learning and Teaching.

She holds a PhD in EU law from the University of Glasgow, a Masters of Education in Leadership and Management from Trinity College Dublin and has held academic and leadership positions in universities in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Dr Ramsey was Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Programme Manager for the West/Northwest Higher Education Cluster.

Michelle Keane, Chairperson of the Teaching Council said:

“We welcome Lynn’s appointment where she will bring insight, knowledge and expertise based on a strong track record of leadership and management in Irish education. Her experience and contribution will be of significant benefit to the work of the Council as we continue to promote and support the high standards of the teaching profession in Ireland.”

“Pending Dr. Ramsey’s appointment in February, Ms Phil Fox will continue as Acting Director of the Teaching Council and will then continue in her role as Deputy Director. Ms Fox has served with distinction and we express our warm appreciation to her for her diligence, direction, leadership and support during the past year,” she added.

Director Designate of the Teaching Council, Dr Lynn Ramsey said:

“I am privileged to join the Teaching Council as Director knowing that teaching makes an immensely important contribution to our societal wellbeing and overall national progress. I look forward to working closely with the Chairperson and Council members, with my colleagues and all stakeholders in delivering on the statutory role and objectives of the Council in the interests of teachers, pupils, students, schools, and communities served by the profession.”

Dr Ramsey succeeds former Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc who was appointed to the role of Assistant Secretary General at the Department of Education in January.

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