Paul Boylan
Technical Director/Co-Founder
Vivid Edge
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Proposers: Anne O'Leary, Vodafone; Cecilia Ronan, Citi

Experienced, pioneering, corporate real estate executive, with a particular interest in sustainability, now Technical Director/Co-Founder at Vivid Edge, a company that is stimulating smart cities and energy efficiency. Grounded, no-nonsense, individual with a passion for all things Green. Winner of multiple energy, environmental and CSR awards. Chartered engineer, energy manager and auditor with an MSc in the Green Economy.

Deeply passionate about sustainability in business and how it can deliver a positive bottom line impact while embracing a low carbon economy. I have almost halved the energy bill for some multinationals I have worked with while improving operational resilience and delivering an enhanced working environment. I am interested in practical steps that make sense. Climate change is real and we need to act now. If we don't, the socio-economic costs whether it's taxes, levies, utilities, insurance, business interruption, material damage or personal loss will continue to escalate.

Seeking to:
  • Promote an increased sense of urgency at Council level for sustainability.
  • Promote sustainable business, establishing realistic energy efficiency and environmental targets.
  • Promote sustainability through serving on a Chamber taskforce.

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  • Niamh Boyle
    Managing Director
    The Reputations Agency
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    Proposers: Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland; Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport

    Founder & MD, The Reputations Agency, strategic communications & reputation management consultancy, part of JWT/WPP.

    Served two terms on Dublin Chamber Council, and, on Dublin Chambers nomination, elected President of Chambers Ireland in 2016 & 2017 and is now Immediate Past President.

    On board of The Friends of St Luke's Cancer Care. BA & MBS, UCD and HDip Ed, TCD.

    A member of Dublin Chamber since 2006, energetic Council member since 2013, active member of the Council Governance, Membership and Infrastructure Task Forces.

    Nominated to Chambers Ireland board by Dublin Chamber in 2015, elected President of Chambers Ireland in 2016 & in 2017 and became Immediate Past President in 2018.

    I have considerable experience and enthusiasm, and, if re-elected, my priorities are to:

  • Leverage my reputation expertise to help build a global brand for Dublin, a great global city which plays a critical role in shaping our national economy
  • As an SME founder & business owner, be a strong voice for the needs of SME members at Council
  • Lobby & promote the vital role of Dublin business amongst key stakeholder groups

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  • Greg Canty
    Managing Partner
    Fuzion Communications
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    Proposers: Eoghan Quigley, KPMG; Claude Saulnier, Wandsoft

    Managing Partner of Fuzion Communications, a full-service Marketing, PR and Graphic Design agency with offices in Dublin and Cork. He is responsible for Strategic Communications with specific Digital expertise, a Chartered Certified Accountant with previous general management roles with Guinness and Heineken. He also owned a chain of music stores. Greg is an SME Member and has served on Council since 2016.

    As an ambitious SME member who works with a diverse range of businesses in the Dublin region, I have two core ambitions for a second term on Council

    1. To fight hard to make sure that Dublin Chamber is an organisation that properly and fairly represents the interests of all of the members.
    2. That Dublin Chamber operates in such a way that it attracts all types of members and is truly representative of the business landscape in the region.


    If we achieve these Dublin Chamber will: - Improve the experience for all members - Increase SME retention - Attract new members - Attract tech and new wave entrepreneurs - Play a more pivotal role in Dublin for business

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    Sohini De
    Founder, CEO
    Wind of Change TWS Ltd
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    Proposers: Peter O'Brien, Blackrock Ventures; Rob Roe, Safety Squad

    I have 22yrs of international corporate experience, 4yrs in wellbeing. My experience ranges from social development programmes to 18yrs in global equity markets focused on environmental, social, governance based actively managed funds including 10yrs managing food & agriculture funds.

    My strengths: Business strategy & early trend spotting. I combine business & healthcare acumen to see the gaps and provide solutions.

    I am a big believer in collaboration in the industry and between companies from different sectors and sizes. Dublin Chamber plays an active role in bringing all these stakeholders together. I think I can help the Chamber's objectives by taking active role in projects which look to help make corporates' and their employees' life better. Be it working to reduce the impact of current punitive system of ESOP to health and wellbeing at workplace and improvement of corporate return on investments in those areas.

    I am also passionate about projects related to environmental strategies and international development. Given my significant years of experience in these sectors, I believe I will be a very positive contributor.

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    Susan Dwyer
    Chief Executive
    Make-A-Wish Ireland
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    Proposers: Brendan Foster, Grant Thornton; Joanne Hession, The Entrepreneurs Academy

    Susan O'Dwyer is Chief Executive at Make-A-Wish Ireland and has 25 years' experience in the non-profit sector. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to seriously ill children across Ireland.

    Through Susan's expertise and determination, Make-A-Wish has become a leader in the non-profit sector in terms of governance, development and transparency. Susan has an MBA from the IMI and sits on their council.

    We have a young, educated population that is a real differentiator for Dublin and companies operating here.

    Having witnessed the incredible talent that exists amongst our young people, my belief is we need to hold onto them as they are the future of this country and this city, and as employers we need to set examples to follow.

    Today, balance between work/family life has become skewed, employers have a duty of care to ensure our people spend time with those that matter most to them. Our wish families say there is nothing more motivational than a child smiling after a challenging day.

    I believe we can make Dublin known across the World for its incredible talent and for supporting families.

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    Dermot Griffin
    Chief Executive
    Premier Lotteries Ireland
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    Proposers: Brendan Foster, Grant Thornton; Declan Harrington, PLI

    Currently Chief Executive of the National Lottery. He commenced his career with KPMG Chartered Accountants in 1983. In 1990 he joined Telecom Eireann and was subsequently appointed Finance Director of eircell in 1993.

    In 2001, he was appointed Commercial Director of Vodafone Ireland.

    He is a non-Executive Director of EuroMillions and of E-Services Credit Union.

    Education: B. Comm UCD, FCCA.

    PLI are members of Dublin Chamber of commerce, IBEC and Business in the Community, I am a strong supporter of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce strategic objectives.

    I am particularly keen to assist the council with its corporate social responsibility agenda. I feel my experience in leading the National Lottery for the last 13 years will be particularly relevant in that regard.

    I look forward to help create an environment that supports business and community in Dublin to thrive.

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    Tara Lillywhite
    Partner
    EY
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    Proposers: Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport; Catherine Moroney, AIB

    Tara is a partner at EY with clients ranging from multinationals to indigenous. Originally from South African, Tara came to Ireland on a two-year secondment in 2000 and has remained since. EY is a professional services firm supporting clients across all industries. 21 years old, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Yearâ„¢ has been a strong supporter of Irish business.

    Since arriving, I have seen how Dublin has evolved and grown. I have experienced first-hand the impact of this growth and what it is like to arrive new to the city; sourcing accommodation and transport challenges, in addition to adapting to cultural changes socially and in the workplace.

    As an employer now, I know and understand the importance of these factors in attracting and retaining staff. I am asking for your support in the Chamber elections to actively contribute to this agenda and to help support the Chamber to advocate strongly for policy decisions that increase Dublin's competitiveness and favourability for talent and investment into the future.

    I remain committed to advocating a Dublin that encompasses all cultures and nationalities.

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