Board of Directors & Committee Members
The Board and Committee Members are made up of many different industry sectors and disciplines. However, we all have a simple aim within the IBNS – to collaborate, share business contacts and ideas to allow the members of this Network to thrive within Scotland and the whole of Ireland.
Colm Moloney, Chairperson & Director
Colm has been involved in business development in the UK and Ireland for 25 years with most of that time working between Cork and Edinburgh. Colm has been the Chair of the IBNS since its formation in 2016. He is a graduate of University College Cork and The University of Leicester and has been a company director in the UK and Ireland since 1997.
Colm is the Managing Director of Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd, a commercial archaeology company employing over 100 archaeologists through its offices in Edinburgh, Cork, Dublin and Cardiff. Colm is a board member with the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers and is the author of numerous academic and popular publications on archaeology in the UK and Ireland. Colm is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, Member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and has served on a ministerial advisory work group as part of a Review of Archaeological Policy and Practice in Ireland.
Colm directed the archaeological excavations on the site of the New Scottish Parliament, the largest urban archaeological excavation ever undertaken in Scotland.
Eugene Mullan, Director
A qualified architect and urban designer, Eugene is a founding director of architectural practice Smith Scott Mullan Associates in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland and has worked in both London and Edinburgh.
Smith Scott Mullan are a design-orientated architectural practice based in central Edinburgh. They produce inspiring spaces and bring a creative and dynamic approach to the design process, supporting it with precise management systems. They enjoy challenging projects, encourage clients to have high aspirations and are positive and enjoyable people to work with.
Eugene has been Secretary of the Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment in Scottish Parliament for ten years. He is a Board Member of PAS (Planning Aid Scotland) and Convenor of the CRAGS Community Sports Centre, a social enterprise SCIO in Edinburgh. He recently joined the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Advanced Construction Group.
David Greenlees, Director
David is Sales Director for Big Red Digital, a Scottish-based technology business with over 30 years helping businesses improve on their market position. We are digital marketing and software specialists who deliver measurable results for your business.
David’s background is in sales leadership, and has been growing technology businesses in Scotland for over 20 years, mainly within the software and consultancy space, helping clients become more efficient & agile in operation, and profitable in routes to market. David operates from Glasgow but with customers across UK, Europe, and Central & South America, we are a truly global operation.
David has a strong sales and marketing focus, and contributes specifically towards the growth of the IBNS as a not for profit business, as well as its communications and social channel strategy.
Ian McCann, Company Secretary
Ian is originally from Portadown, Co Armagh and is a partner in the UK Construction Team at International Law Firm CMS working out of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Ian specialises in drafting and negotiating building and engineering contracts, professional consultant appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and guarantees. He has worked on some of the highest profile projects in Scotland, including the on-going redevelopment of the St James Centre in Edinburgh.
CMS was one of the first law firms in the world to identify Construction Law as a specialist area and to create a practice entirely dedicated to it. The CMS Construction group is immensely proud of their history and heritage and excited by the evolution of the Construction Team into one of the largest and most prestigious teams of Construction Law practitioners in the UK.
CMS UK recently completed a merger with Nabarro and Olswang creating a new London powerhouse and the 6th largest law firm in the UK by revenue and 6th largest globally by headcount. Globally, CMS has over 1,000 partners and 5,000 lawyers in 70 offices across 39 countries, including recent office openings in Brazil and Iran.
Gerry O’Sullivan, Treasurer & Committee Member
Gerry is an Executive Director of Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG). He has 38 years’ experience in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland. At present he manages GDG’s Edinburgh Office and is responsible for building GDG’s business in Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. He has been active in the Scottish market since 2011.
Gráinne McMenamin, Committee Member
Gráinne was born and raised in Co.Dublin. She graduated from UCD with a BA in psychology, and on the strength of her results secured a scholarship to study for her MBA in marketing at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, USA. On returning to Ireland she accepted employment with Motorola which saw her manage the European cellular phone account, based primarily in Germany and Scotland. After 4 years with Motorola she travelled the world and relocated to New Zealand where she worked with ANZ bank in Wellington. Motorola Ireland then asked her to return to the company as their Marketing Manager, and she held subsequent positions with O2 Ireland and JCDecaux.
She set up her own marketing consultancy several years ago, and then moved full time to Edinburgh where her work has involved working primarily with start up and small companies across a wide industry spectrum. In January 2014 she set up an Irish language speaking club with Conradh na Gaeilge that meets at the Consulate in Edinburgh every month.
Professor Martin Tangney, Committee Member
Professor Martin Tangney is a key international figure in the renewable energy sector, informing the policy debate around the world. Martin made global news headlines for his process for producing biobutanol, as a sustainable advanced biofuel (a direct replacement for petrol), from the by-products of Scotland’s crucial malt Whisky industry – not only providing a sustainable disposal route for the by-products of one of Scotland’s largest industries, but also integrating renewable energy production with environmental sustainability and carbon reduction. His innovation has been equally applauded by NGOs, industry leaders and international Government leaders alike and he has focused worldwide media attention onto research and innovation in Scotland.
Martin is a recipient of the highly prestigious Institute for Chemical Engineers International Award of “Innovator of the Year” for his process – an innovation he is a now commercialising as the Founder and President of the internationally acclaimed Celtic Renewables Ltd. Martin was named the Scottish Enterprise Entrepreneur of the year for 2015, the year in which he was recognised at the EU Parliament for founding the “Most Innovative Biotech SME in Europe”
Judith O’Leary, Committee Member
John McClarey is an experience event management professional. Originally from Limavady, Co Derry, John moved to Edinburgh to study, achieving a Master in Economics before forging a successful career in media sales covering various industry sectors from manufacturing to hospitality and from housing to oil and gas. John has worked for a large membership organisation running annual conferences and exhibitions in the SECC and EICC.
John set up his own sports event management company in 2016 with the flagship product being Business Fives, Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament with 66 companies throughout Scotland involved, such as Standard Life, Santander, BT and Sky. Business Fives winter edition is coming in November before Business Fours, Scotland’s national business golf tournament.
John’s has an extensive business development and event management background and welcomes the opportunity to bring his skill set to the IBNS committee.
Anne-Marie Flynn, Committee Member (Vice Consul General of Ireland, Edinburgh)
Anne-Marie Flynn joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2014. Following an assignment in the Department’s Political Division, Anne-Marie took up her role as Vice Consul General of Ireland in Scotland in August 2015.
Anne-Marie attended Trinity College Dublin and graduated with a BA in English Literature and German in 2012. She subsequently completed an MA in International Relations at University College Dublin.
Anne-Marie’s role at the Consulate encompasses a wide range of areas and includes economic, cultural and community engagement.