Welcome to the Grant Thornton Leaders Lounge. We are delighted to bring to you this series of conversations, where we will talk through their journey to leadership, the lessons learnt and the plans and hopes for the future with some of the most successful and recognised leaders in Ireland today.
In our sixth instalment of the Leaders Lounge series, our Chairperson & Partner, Sinead Donovan speaks to Microsoft Ireland General Manager Anne Sheehan. Sinead talks to Anne about her career journey from IBM, the move to Vodafone and her return to Ireland to take up her current role in Microsoft. They discuss managing and thriving in a changing workplace and goals for the future.
In the fifth of our Leaders Lounge series, our Managing Partner, Michael McAteer chats with Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD. Michael talks to Paschal about his journey to leadership, working in both commercial and public service roles, the lessons learned and his plans and hopes for the future.
For the fourth in our Leaders Lounge series, our Managing Partner, Michael McAteer chats with HSE CEO, Paul Reid. Having been in the public eye on almost a daily basis for the last 18 months, Michael talks to Paul about the journey that got him to his current role. They discuss leadership styles, managing many and varied stakeholders and the various roles Paul worked in throughout his career, ultimately bringing him to the position of leading one of the country’s largest organisations whilst under the scrutiny of everyone.
In the third of our Leaders Lounge series and our first ‘Leaders Lounge Live’ event, the Governor of the Central Bank Ireland chats with our Managing Partner, Michael McAteer and Ian Keogh of the Currency. They discuss leading through the disruption of COVID, the impact of the pandemic on various industries, and what a post COVID and post BREXIT Irish Economy looks like.
For the second in the series, Stephen Murray, Grant Thornton’s Head of Audit, talks with Joe Wiley, CEO of Amryt, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering innovative new treatments to help improve the lives of patients with rare and orphan diseases and which listed on NASDAQ earlier this year.
In the first of the series, Paul McCann, Grant Thornton Partner in Financial Services Advisory and Global Head of Financial Services talks with Bernard Byrne, head of Capital Markets, at Davy. They discuss leadership styles, the transformation of the banking sector, and what the future has to hold for financial services in Ireland.