Meet the Team

Eamonn Murphy

Managing Director

Eamonn in Professor Emeritus at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. He was instrumental in establishing ICBE 25 year ago. As a director of ICBE, Eamonn played a key role in securing in excess 6 million in funding for ICBE over the last 4 years.

He is a non-executive director of IMR The centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Ireland. He is Chairman of Innovate Limerick a wholly moved subsidiary if Limerick City and County Councils. Eamonn is also Chairman of Research, Development and Innovation Board at Limerick Institute of Technology. He was instrumental in establishing ASK a Spinout company for University of Limerick that specialists in Tacit Knowledge support for large and small organisations.

Marie O Donnell

Accounts Manager

Marie O’Donnell is Accounts Manager in respect of the Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE). Marie is responsible for all the Finances for both the centre and our skillnet networks. This includes formulating and reporting on management accounts to our Board of Directors and liaising with skillnet on all finance related aspects of the networks. Marie joined the centre in 2006 and worked as Training, Education and Development Administrator for 3 years . Marie is a qualified Accounting Technician.

Prior to working at the centre Marie worked in Insurance as an Administrator.

Linda Barron

Linda previously worked in London as a PR Account Director and returned to Ireland in early 2000. Linda worked as Director for Shannon Courier Service and still manages the business today. Linda went on to take a position with Smart Marketing Limited and managed the Midwest Regional Engineering Skillnet before taking her current position.

Gráinne Walsh

Project & Network Manager

Network Manager of ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet, Gráinne’s responsibilities include providing learning & development and networking opportunities for companies to develop their workforce skills, knowledge and talent. Gráinne also manages customer and other stakeholder relationships as well as the ICBE Call For Support process, which allows member companies to knowledge-share and benchmark. Prior to joining ICBE, Gráinne worked as an Editor at Thompson NETg in Limerick. Gráinne was the Classified Advertising Manager at the Irish Echo Newspaper in New York for 4 years and also worked as a Client Manager at The Washington Post Newspaper. Gráinne recently completed a MBS in Business Practice from the IMI/UCC.

Aidan Kelly

Project & Network Manager

Vivienne Kiernan

Vivienne is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with ICBE members and key personnel within member organisations. In her role, she is also responsible for managing industry led research projects with third level institutions. Her experience, spanning over 20 years includes management in multimedia, eLearning and higher education sectors.

Alison Barry

ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet Executive

Alison Barry is Network Administrator for ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet. Her responsibilities include Training & Development and Network & Client Services. Alison also takes care of Accounts and Payroll. Prior to joining ICBE, Alison worked at Multi Flow Manufacturing for 22 years.

Kate de Courcy

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet Executive

Kate de Courcy works as an Administrator at the Centre, co-ordinating training and other events as well as keeping ICBE members advised of activities and services. Kate’s responsibilities include Training, Education & Development, Network & Client Services, Marketing and Advertising.
Prior to joining ICBE in 2011, Kate worked in the Limerick Independent Newspaper, before that she worked on Cruise Ships as Shop Assistant and later Shop Manager for nearly 8 years. In 1991 Kate worked in Moscow with Aer Rianta International in the Duty Free for two years.

Maeve O'Neill

ICBE Avaition Skillnet Executive

Maeve is Network Administrator for the Aviation Skillnet and her responsibilities include co-ordination of Training, Development and Client Services within the Network.  Her background is HR and Training, before joining ICBE, Maeve worked in a Business and Training Services role with Irish Business Training Ltd .  Prior to that she spent 8 years as  HR Officer with Multi Packaging  Solutions.

ICBE Board.

The ICBE Board is comprised of industry experts, representing a variety of industry sectors, who donate their time and insights voluntarily to improve excellence in Irish industry.

The 2019 board is comprised of: