LIBS Business Leaders Series: Ronan Dunne, CEO, Telefonica UK

Ronan Dunne was appointed CEO of Telefónica UK (O2) and member of Telefonica Europe’s Executive Committee in January 2008. Previous to this he served as CFO in the UK, leading on from his role as Head of Finance and deputy to the Group Chief Financial Officer of O2 plc.

Prior to joining O2 in 2001, he held senior positions in Banking with Banque Nationale de Paris and in the Corporate sector with Exel plc. and Waste Management International plc. Read more and register

LIBS Gala Ball 2014 – Sold Out

The London Irish Business Society is thrilled to announce that the LIBS Gala Ball is back with a bang this September 20th! Hot on the heels of two sell-out events, this year’s ball promises to be our best yet, with top quality food, entertainment and dancing into the night in the decadent surroundings of the Park Lane Hotel.

LIBS is proud to have Mark Pollock Trust as the charity partner for this year’s gala ball. All proceeds from the evening will help to support its mission to fast-track a cure for paralysis. Click here to find out more, and to book tickets.

Ireland’s Oil & Gas Potential:Over-Hyped or Under-Sold?

Ireland’s Oil and Gas Industry: Over Hyped or Under-Sold?

On Thursday, May 15th, the London Irish Business Society (LIBS), in association with the Embassy of Ireland will welcomed a number of leading experts for a panel discussion on Ireland’s future prospects in the Oil & Gas sector.

Speakers drew on both their domestic and international experience to provide a rare insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the Irish Oil & Gas market.  Please click here for more details.

Panel:
Bernard Looney, COO, Production, BP
Tony O’Reilly Jr, CEO, Providence Resources
Minister Fergus O’Dowd, Minister of State for the NewERA Project

Moderated By:
Nick Butler, visiting Professor and Chair of the Kings Policy, Institute at Kings College London

LIBS Business Leaders Series: Dr. Hugh O’Donnell

Dr. Hugh O’Donnell – Crisis, Growth & Globalisation: Leading Kentz to International Success

The London Irish Business Society was delighted to host the first instalment of the the ’Business Leaders Series’ for 2014. Dr Hugh O’Donnell was CEO of Kentz from 2000 – 2012 and transformed a relatively small private engineering company into a global leader listed on the FTSE 250.

Under Dr O’Donnell’s direction, revenues grew from $120 million (€92.8m) to $1.3 billion through diversification into new sectors and over 30 global markets.

LIBS invited guests to join us and hear his experiences on leadership, developing business internationally and growth through times of crisis.

Coaching & Leading: The Challenges of Success in Sport and Business

The London Irish Business Society, in association with The Irish Times, was delighted to announce its first event of 2014 – an evening’s discussion on the challenges of succeeding in elite sport, in business and the lessons to be learned from both.
Panellists Include:
  • Pat Gilroy, Former All-Ireland Winning Dublin Senior Football Manager & CEO UK & Ireland, Dalkia
  • Eamon O’Shea, Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager, Professor of Economics, NUI Galway
  • Bob Casey, Former London Irish RFC Captain & Irish International, Senior Business Development Manager, Powerday
  • Moderated by: Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times