The London Irish Business Society recently held an evening dedicated to discussing the challenges of leadership in sport. Conor O’Shea is a former Leinster, London Irish and Ireland international. He was Managing Director of London Irish before being appointed Director of the English Institute of Sport. Conor then returned to rugby to become Director of Rugby at Harlequins who became Champions of the Aviva Premiership in May. Ian O’Riordan, Senior Sports Correspondent of The Irish Times, chaired the evening.
McCann FitzGerald, in association with the London Irish Business Society, hosted an evening with Mr. John Moran – Secretary General of the Department of Finance. In his role, Mr. Moran is responsible for all economic, budgetary, fiscal and financial services, policy matters and management of the State’s shareholding in government supported banks.
Prior to being appointed to the Department of Finance, Mr. Moran was Head of Wholesale Banking at the Central Bank of Ireland. Previous to this, he held the position of CEO and Board Member of Zurich Bank, CEO of Zurich Capital Markets as well a number of other positions with McCann FitzGerald, GE Capital Aviation Services, GPA Group and Sullivan & Cromwell.
At the event, he drew from experiences and insights that he has gathered, and discussed some of the opportunities that he sees a career in law can offer.
The London Irish Business Society was pleased to host an evening aimed at highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing European energy integration. The event focused on developments in the European energy market, and the role for Ireland in the future energy mix. During the discussion, it was outlined that despite being one of the leading countries in Europe for the integration of wind energy, significant opportunities still exist for Ireland to become a substantial exporter of energy to the European grid.
With insights from government bodies, businesses and industry experts, LIBS members gained an extensive insight into the most pressing issues that face the European Energy Industry. Please click here to read more.
On Thursday, the 1st of March the London Irish Business Society hosted a lively debate on Ireland’s future relationship with the European Union. With the EU’s increasing influence over the affairs of its member states, questions continue to be raised about the merits of centralisation of certain sovereign powers to Brussels.
With it’s esteemed panel, the London Irish Business Society examined Ireland’s relationship with Europe and questioned if Europe will continue to prosper, or if small nations such as Ireland will decide to maintain certain power.
The Panel included: RTE Commentator & Economist, George Lee; FT Journalist, Vincent Boland; and Stephen Donnelly T.D. for Wicklow & East Carlow.
The evening was moderated by: Joe Lynam, BBC Correspondent.[/box]
October 13th, 2011 – Mr Peter Sutherland, Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International
On Thursday October 13th, The London Irish Business Society (LIBS) welcomed one of Ireland’s most respected business leaders,Peter Sutherland.
Having began his career as a barrister, he went on to become the youngest ever Attorney General of Ireland at the age of 34. In 1985, he became the European Commissioner responsible for Competition Policy before taking roles as the Chairman of Allied Irish Banks (1989-1993) and Director-General of the World Trade Organization, (1993-1995).
Amongst others, his current roles include Honorary Chairman of the Trilateral Commission and Non-Executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs International. If you have any queries relating to the event, please contact us.
On Thursday September 15th, The London Irish Business Society (LIBS) welcomed one of Ireland’s most respected executives, Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airline Group.
After joining Aer Lingus in 1979 as a young cadet, he went on transform the former state airline into a profitable and highly competitive business. In 2005, he was put at the helm of British Airways, where his revered negotiating skills were tested by one of Europe’s largest airline trade unions. After the successful merger of British Airways and Iberia, Willie Walsh is now the CEO of Europe’s second largest airline group, by market cap, where he continues to successfully guide the airline through one of the industry’s toughest eras.
The event was hosted in Henrietta House, London
On May 31st, The London Irish Business Society (LIBS) hosted an insightful discussion on how the Irish Sovereign is currently perceived by the international financial community. With Irish bond yields remaining unsustainably high, our esteemed panel discussed how Ireland would cope in the face of mounting sovereign debt, subdued investor appetite and deepening Peripheral-Euro zone instability? With the many misconceptions of Ireland’s current situations, this evening aimed to take a detailed look at Ireland’s Sovereign Debt woes through the eyes of the International debt markets. To achieve this, the London Irish Business Society gathered a panel of experts from a wide range of backgronds. The panel on the evening was chaired by Mark Hennessy, London Editor of the Irish Times.
Our esteemed panel included
- Mr. Frank Gill – Senior Director, Standard and Poor’
- Mr. Harvinder Sian – European Rates Strategist, RBS
- Mr. Conor Hennebry – Director, Debt Capital Markets Europe, Deutsche Bank