Our Board comprises the following people:
Mr. Kieran Calnan's former CEO, of South Western Services (SWS) Limited, a highly successful company that was based in West Cork, which provided Business processing outsourcing services to a long and varied list of blue chip clients in the food and drink, media, banking, telecommunications, retail and energy sectors. As senior manager of the company for 25 years culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive in 1996, Mr. Calnan oversaw the diversification of SWS from a single service provider (agricultural services) to a multi-service company that included Renewables, Business Process Outsourcing, Forestry and Business Services. The energy business was subsequently sold to Bord Gais in 2009 for a consideration in excess of €500 million.
Mr. Calnan played an active role in promoting the award winning West Cork Fuschia brand (aimed at marketing quality products including seafood from the West Cork area) during its formative years. Kieran has also been responsible for driving job creation and revenue to the West Cork region through the development of a state of the art Business/Technology Park culminating in upwards of 1,000 people currently employed on the site.
Kieran is a member of the Advisory Committee of the UCC 'Ignite' programme, an initiative that aims to promote entrepreneurship in the Munster region and also a Director/Shareholder of a U.S. company, Lakeview Energy, who are involved in renewable fuel.
Date of Appointment: May 2014
Date of Appointment: July 2014
Mr. Harty is a qualified CPA Accountant, completing his accountancy training with Park Chambers in Waterford and worked with Glanbia before joining the family business; Dungarvan Shellfish Ltd. Mr. Harty has played an important and integral role in the business and understands every aspect of what is required to run a successful shellfish enterprise. Dungarvan Shellfish is a long standing and successful company in operation for 30 years. The company progressed from a small entity to a reputable company that produces the highly sought after 'Speciale' oysters, considered to be the top grade of oyster in the world.
Mr. Harty is passionate about aquaculture and believes Ireland has the resources, in terms of pristine waters and entrepreneurial spirit, to become a world leader in aquaculture. Mr. Harty’s experience in the business of aquaculture will be invaluable to the Board of BIM.
Date of Appointment: June 2016
Lisa Vaughan is a management consultant and executive coach. Lisa has 20 years of public and private sector experience working with Boards, CEOs, senior teams and co-investors on strategies for growth, funding, leadership and organisational development. Lisa also chairs the Board of Dress for Success a non-profit organization assisting people returning to the workforce and is a member of the Insitute of Directors.