Anne O'Leary
Anne O'Leary VP, Mid-Market Global Business Group & Head, Meta Ireland

Anne O’Leary joined Meta in September 2022 as the Vice President of Mid-Market
Global Business Group in EMEA. In May 2023, Anne was appointed Head of Meta
Ireland to oversee the community and culture across three locations; Meta’s HQ in
Ballsbridge Dublin, Clonee Data Centre in Meath and Reality Labs in Cork. Anne is
a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, a commitment mirrored in
Meta's workforce in Ireland, which comprises 80 teams representing over 110

In her day-to-day capacity, Anne collaborates closely with business leaders across
the EMEA region, empowering them to harness the potential of Meta's apps to
expand their reach and engage new customers.

Beyond her role at Meta, Anne also serves as the Vice President of Ibec and will
take up the role of President in September 2024. She also holds seats on the
boards of ERSI and Greencore. Anne previously spent 9 years as CEO of Vodafone
Ireland, as well as spending time in BT Ireland as Managing Director and Esat
Telecom as Regional Director.

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Anton Savage
Anton Savage Summit MC & Broadcaster

Anton is long established on both radio and television and has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and, most importantly, a firm favourite with audiences across the country. His Savage Sunday show took that slot to its highest ever ratings with 110,000 listeners. Anton is Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008.

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Kieran Gilmurray
Kieran Gilmurray AI & Automation Expert

Kieran Gilmurray is a real-world AI and Automation practitioner, with extensive board-level experience. He’s walked the walk in a variety of sectors notably education, law, insurance, publishing and technology. Kieran has a voracious appetite for learning and curiosity that translates itself back into how to make businesses the best they can be. Kieran is someone who’s dedicated to cutting through the hype and noise giving businesses tangible insights and practical strategies for AI, Automation, Cloud and Data.  

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Lucy Adams
Lucy Adams CEO, Disruptive HR

Lucy created Disruptive HR after having held senior-level HR roles in a variety of sectors, most recently at the BBC where she was the HR Director on the Executive Board during one of that organisation’s most turbulent periods. In just five years the BBC had four CEOs, opened the new BBC in the North of England and the largest multi-media newsroom in Europe, became ever more digital across its news and television output, delivered significant financial reductions and managed numerous crises. Lucy was at the heart of all of these and led many more.

Before joining the BBC Lucy was Group HR Director at Serco plc, a multi-national plc delivering large-scale government contracts across the world. She has led and delivered change in complex organisations for over 15 years.

During her time at the BBC, Lucy grew frustrated with the lack of innovation in the HR profession and wanted to find new ways of tackling old problems. She now runs the agency to help HR Directors and business leaders do things differently.

Lucy is also the author of “HR Disrupted”, a book packed with practical ways to innovate your approach to leading people in a disrupted world. To provide us with more informative and helpful tips to approach HR, the second edition of this book has been released just recently.

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Maeve McElwee
Maeve McElwee Executive Director, Employer Relations, Ibec

“Being open to different approaches and ways of thinking is critical in employer relations as the pace of change in our workplaces accelerates driven by new technology, increasing diversity and globalisation.”

Executive Director, Employer Relations (2015 to date). With Ibec since 2000 in senior positions including Head of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Traded Services, and Director of the North East Region. A graduate of Trinity College, prior to joining Ibec, Maeve McElwee worked with the World Bank in Washington DC.

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Max Blumberg
Max Blumberg Founder, Blumberg Partnership

Max is a globally recognised HR Strategy, Generative AI, and Business Performance expert. As the founder of the Blumberg Partnership, he helps ambitious organisations such as Nestle, the BBC, Nasdaq, Barclays Corporate, Lloyds Register, and Rentokil Initial leverage cutting-edge technologies to enhance productivity and drive strategic HR initiatives.

Max is passionate about aligning HR strategies with business outcomes, harnessing the power of Generative AI to transform the workplace and drive performance and profitability through data-driven insights. Alongside his consulting work, Max serves as a Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and a Visiting Researcher at the Universities of London and Southern California.

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Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Leadership Coach

For the past 24 years, Richard has been a Director of the consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Ltd, with offices in the US and the UK.
He coaches senior leaders, facilitates senior group processes, delivers keynote addresses, runs senior development programs, and works on a diverse set of consulting assignments.
His clients are located in a broad range of geographies and industries, and he has consulted with leading companies in 41 countries. His main focus is working with professional and financial services firms, family-owned businesses and family offices, technology firms, and creative industries on external projects around more effective client relationships and internal projects around strategy, leadership, culture, resilience, organizational change and succession management.
Recent assignments include:
Being the trusted advisor to a large insure-tech firm, advising the CEO on strategy, structure and culture and facilitating the senior team.
Coaching three contiguous global heads of a magic circle law firm over 15 years, facilitating Exco meetings and delivering leadership and client relationship programs for partners.
Becoming the first non-family director of a large US consumer goods family business, advising the two families who own the business on how to continue momentum across the generations.
Designing and delivering a global client relationship program to help the most senior client leaders at a Big Four professional services firm build trusted advisor relationships.
Helping the leading commercial property firm in London to ensure a smooth transition from the founder to the next generation of leaders, including the selection of the new CEO and the retention and development of the entire senior team.
Working with the internal diversity team at a US law firm to embed inclusion and equity into the culture and working practices across the firm.
Working with the leading UK wealth management firm to develop its Exco team members, clarify the behaviours needed to drive success in the next phase of its growth and help the next level of leaders develop these capabilities.
Running an annual ‘Mini-MBA’ program for a global advertising agency to help its senior managers develop greater commercial awareness to build more strategic, embedded client relationships.
Working with the Exco of one of the largest global asset management firms to build more collaboration across boundaries within the firm.
Helping a private equity firm develop the capabilities of its emerging leaders at origination and board membership.
Facilitating the Exco of a Big Four accounting firm to explore the future of professional services and how they should evolve their business.
Running programs internationally for a global insurance firm to develop personal and organizational resilience amongst its executives at a time of major industry change.

Academic Role
Richard joined the full-time faculty at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University 3 years ago, where he lectures on leadership, power and politics, and organizational change. He was a core faculty member at the London Business School (LBS) for 22 years during which time he was consistently one of its highest-rated, most innovative and award-winning teachers. He has taught for Columbia Business School for 13 years and over 20 other business schools around the world.
Across his time in academia, he has taught core organizational behaviour and leadership courses, electives on organizational change, power and politics, and inter-personal dynamics as well as flagship Executive Education open programs and custom programs for more than 90 Kellogg and LBS global clients in the UK and across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, focusing on leadership, organizational change, culture, power and politics, team dynamics and building resilience.
Richard has also been identified as one of the most entrepreneurial course creators having created two, highly successful electives (‘Paths to Power’ and ‘Inter-Personal Dynamics’); student field trips to the UK, France, Peru and Mexico; and the London Core Application Practicum consulting program for technology, media and telecoms, and government, healthcare and the third sector. He has also designed, launched and co-directed two Executive Education open programs, ‘Professional Services: Strategic Client Relationships’ and ‘Leading Change’.

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Tom O'Leary
Tom O'Leary Head, Human Resources Global Supply, Viatris

Tom is a board level Human Resources Leader with proven capabilities leading global HR teams. Tom’s business acumen allows him to build impactful relationships with senior executives. He is passionate about creating enterprise cultures based on respect, feedback, enjoyment and diversity.

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Start Date October 23, 2024
Time 08.15
Duration 1 day
Delegate Price Member
€575 (+VAT),
€625 (+VAT)
Location Dublin Royal Convention Centre
Type Conference and Summit