Rosarii Mannion, National Director of Human Resources, HSE 

Rosarii Mannion has over 20 years of human resources experience including management experience in Community and Hospital Services in the HSE. She has held a number of senior management and leadership roles.


In 2015 Rosarii was shortlisted the National HR Leader of the Year and has recently been awarded the ICF Presidents Awards for her contribution to promoting and advancing coaching within the health sector. She is a passionate believer in maximising staff performance and in staff engagement. 


Rosarii is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified Mediator, Executive and Conflict Coach and holds a BA, HDip, MA and MSc.

Mary O'Reilly, Global Director for Leadership & Executive Education, ICON Plc

For the past two years Mary has worked as Global Director for Leadership & Executive Education at ICON Plc, a global CRO with over 12,000 professionals in over 80 locations around the world who are dedicated and committed to helping their customers accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve the quality of life.


Mary’s role at ICON is to provide strategic direction on how ICON can build and develop its leadership capability whilst also helping ICON’s leaders achieve their potential and drive success for ICON. 


Prior to joining ICON Mary worked for almost eight years as Senior Manager for Talent and Learning with Deloitte, a global professional services organisation, where she was responsible for talent identification, talent management, performance management and leadership development. 


Mary has a Masters in Work & Organisational Behaviour from DCU, a B.A. in Human Resource Management from NCIRL, a B.A. in English & Psychology from UCC and holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching. 

Richard Cotter, Head of OD & Research, Allianz Ireland 

Richard works as Head of Organisation Development for Allianz Ireland, a position he has held since June 2008. Before joining the Allianz Group he had accumulated over a decade’s experience working in various HR positions across different market sectors, including publishing and financial services. Richard holds a PhD in management learning and is an active researcher and writer in this field. 

Aidan Harney, Organisation, Leadership & Talent Development Manager, Intel

Aidan Harney is a HRD professional, with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of leader and manager development, talent development and organizational capability.


His current role is that of Organisation, Leadership & Talent Development manager for the Greater European Region with Intel Corporation, enabling leaders to be agents of transformation in terms of evolving themselves, and their organizations, so capabilities are best exploited in serving Intel employees and customers.


Aidan guest lectures at Dublin City University (DCU) Business School where he completed his Masters in Business Studies, receiving 1st class honours and winning a DCU ‘Best Dissertation’ award for his research into the effective implementation of strategic corporate mentoring programs. 

Louise Butler, Senior Manager, L&D at Electronic Arts 

Louise is Head of Learning & Development for Electronic Arts (EA) World Wide Customer Service based at their European Centre of Excellence in Galway Ireland. Louise’s role involves strategically partnering with Corporate, International and local business stakeholders to influence and facilitate the delivery and evaluation of optimised organisational and individual learning within her organisation. Louise holds a Master’s degree in Training and Performance Management and is a Fellow of the Irish Institute for Training and Development (IITD).

Louise is passionate about diversity in learning and in learning styles and advocates for the use of technology in education. Through her work in EA she has assisted with programs such as the EA Robotics Championship, Coderdojo and Junior Achievement, hosting a variety of school to work days for Junior, Transition and Leaving Cert students to further inform them about potential careers in technology.

Roger Acton, Associate Director at AICPA - CIMA

Roger Acton has been Head of CIMA Ireland since October 2015. CIMA, which has 8,500 members and students in Ireland, has recently joined forces with the American Institute of CPA’s to form a new Association of International Certified Professional Accountants which represents 650,000 members and students worldwide.


Prior to joining CIMA Roger worked with ACCA, first as Director of Ireland and then CEE before become a member of ACCA’s global leadership team with specific responsibility for ACCA’s business in UK, Europe and the Americas. Roger has also worked on a number of private assignments for professional bodies and voluntary organisations.


Roger holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc (Econ) from the University of Wales. He is a founder of Boardmatch Ireland and continues to sit on the boards of several charities.