Lci Speaker Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher - Formula 1 Motor Racing

Mark Gallagher, has spent his career working in the global sports business of Formula 1 motor racing. This includes 15 years spent on the management boards of two well-known teams, Jordan Grand Prix and Red Bull Racing, and later as Managing Director of the Cosworth Formula 1 engine company.

His third book - ‘The Business of Winning – Transformation from the Formula 1 track to the Boardroom’  - was published on October 3rd 2021. Mark was instrumental in introducing Lean principles and practice to the Redbull Formula 1 Team pitstops, which have become the benchmark in the sport and boast the fastest pitstops over the last 3 years.

Presentation Topic: Building Safe, High Performance Teams

Aphra Leavy is the Asset Operations Technical Services Senior Manager in Uisce Éireann (Irish Water). She is responsible for overseeing and managing the provision of technical services across Water and Wastewater operations nationally. Prior to taking up her current role, Aphra was the National Manager for the Water & Wastewater Process Optimisation Team within Uisce Éireann and held various Process Optimisation roles since joining Irish Water in 2014. Before Irish Water Aphra worked with Meath County Council for 10 years holding various compliance, enforcement and operations roles within the Environmental and Water Services Sections. Aphra holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering, an honours degree in Agricultural Science (Agribusiness), a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection and a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Presentation Topic: Uisce Éireann Yellow Belt Project

Lci Speaker Aphra
Aphra Leavy - Asset Operations Technical Services Senior Manager - Uisce Éireann (Irish Water)
Lci Speaker Angelyn Rowan
Angelyn Rowan - Partner - Philip Lee Solicitors

Angelyn is a partner in the projects and construction group at Philip Lee LLP. Angelyn is also a Director of Lean Construction Ireland and involved in the LCi Contracts Taskforce.

Angelyn has specialised in the area of projects and construction since 2004 and has extensive experience advising on major infrastructure projects and complex procurement matters. Angelyn advises funders, developers, employers and contractors on all aspects of construction law, including commercial office, residential, healthcare, energy and PPP/PFI projects. She advises on many standard form contracts such as the Public Works Contracts, RIAI, IEI, FIDIC, MF1, NEC4 and others, in addition to drafting and negotiating bespoke construction contracts. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious construction law matters. She advised on Ireland’s first healthcare and social housing PPPs, representing the National Development Finance Agency.

In the area of public procurement law, Angelyn is skilled at advising clients on public procurement processes from inception to appointment, including advising upon the appropriate procurement procedures, pre-qualification and invitation to tender documentation, queries, debriefing obligations, evaluation process and legal challenges.

Angelyn frequently delivers training and talks on public procurement and construction law topics and is a lecturer on the Law Society Construction Law course.

Presentation Topic: Lean in Contracts

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Presentation Topic: From Blueprints to Bytes: Yondr Data Centers Lean Construction Journey

Lci Speaker Anthony Canipa

Anthony Canipa - Global Program Controls Director - Yondr Group

Lci Speaker Bernie Barber

Bernie Barber - Head of Continuous Improvement - Uisce Éireann

Bernie Barber is Head of Continuous Improvement at Uisce Éireann. Among other things, Bernie has honours degrees in applied science (physics & maths) & supply chain management; she has a black belt in Lean Six Sigma and is also a certified trainer. Bernie has spent more than 30 years successfully driving transformation and process improvements in a variety of roles in high volume manufacturing, business services and public health environments.

Bernie previously worked at Johnson Controls where her transformation of global compliance programs won multiple awards for excellence and innovation. She also held various leadership roles in Logitech, developing much of their global Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance programs and establishing the Social & Environmental Responsibility program there.

Bernie also supported Cork University Hospital in 2013 by performing a Lean assessment of the National Cancer Control Program build plans for a radiation oncology center of excellence at the hospital and revising them to improve flow and optimise patient pathways. The resulting “Glandore” Center was officially opened by then Tánaiste Simon Coveney on Friday 19 June 2019.

Presentation Topic: Uisce Éireann Yellow Belt Project

20+ years’ experience in the construction industry. I started my career as a quality systems administrator in the Industrial Refrigeration Industry.  I worked and studied my way to Quality Manager ,where my role developed to managing regulatory compliance and quality assurance over a large portfolio of projects in such industries as Bio Pharma, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Brewery, Beverage, Data Centres and Food Industries.

Currently I am the Compliance and Lean Lead for Kirby Group Engineering where my key objectives are to identify and prioritise the areas for improvement through the audit process and use a systematic approach e.g. Lean and Six Sigma tools to implement quality solutions which improve performance across all functions in a results and goal oriented manner.

I recently obtained a  Masters Degree in Strategic Quality Management, Lean Sigma Systems, Master Black Belt with the University of Limerick, sponsored by Kirby Group Engineering.

I also am a Chartered Quality Professional and Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQP MCQI)

Presentation Topic: Cost of Quality on Construction Projects

Lci Speaker Cora O'Connor

Cora O’ Connor – Compliance and Lean Lead – Kirby Group Engineering

Lci Speaker David
David Collery - Lecturer - Atlantic Technological University - Sligo Campus

David is a experience Project Manager and Civil Engineer whom has procured, designed and constructed a number of multi-disciplinary projects for the Environment Agency and Local Government across the UK, with projects winning awards for Environmental Best Practices, Innovative Design, Construction and Considerate Constructors, highlighting David’s experience and ability to deliver successful projects. David has a PhD in Concrete Technology, specialising in sustainable use of materials.

David is Director of DCS Engineering Consulting Ltd that provide arrange of services including, Project Management, Civil & Structural Engineering, Planning Consultancy, and Pre-Purchase Structural Surveys.

David has arrange of experience working with clients to developing project appraisal reports, undertaking detail design of civil structures, delivering designs with the use BIM, through to site supervision and contract project management.

David is author and co-author on over 20 technical papers.

Capability Development Workshop

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Presentation Topic: Lean Modular Methods of Construction

Lci Speaker Deborah Smyth
Deborah Smyth - Managing Director at Tempo Housing UK & Ireland
Lci Speaker Derek Sinnott

Dr. Derek Sinnott – Senior Lecturer – SETU

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Sustainability Workshop

George is the Corporate Lean Director for IPS, a global EPCMV firm. A continuous learner of the intricate ways in which systems function, he uses his passion for Lean Design and Construction to help teams improve the way they work.  He has held past positions in the field, VDC, project management, and planning and scheduling, and has delivered projects of varying scope and complexity.

Presentation Topic: Rethinking Lean Deployment: “You have to do it this way 

Lci Speaker George Hunt

George Hunt - Corporate Lean Director - IPS

Lci Speaker Ingrid McElroy

Ingrid McElroy - Programme Manager Community Benefit - National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Ingrid McElroy is the Community Benefit Programme Manager for the new national children’s hospital being built in Dublin and Children’s Health Ireland’s Diversity and Inclusion Lead.  On behalf of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and Children’s Health Ireland, she developed one of the most pioneering social consideration clauses in construction ever used in the Republic of Ireland as well as rolling out an ambitious and wide-ranging community benefit programme.  Previously Learning & Development Co-ordinator with the Mater Hospital,  she also worked for many years in the not-for-profit sector as an independent consultant and project manager specialising in community development.

Presentation Topic: Achieving Social Value in Public Procurement

A story of how a journey of Operational Excellence can be improved by focusing on Leadership, Data and communication. Ardmac focus on the delivery of their guiding principles and execution of these values from their leadership team. Using data trends to highlight and improve performance as well as a commitment to keep everyone informed has resulted in exemplar results for the business.

Presentation Topic: Operational excellence driven by Leadership, Data and Communication

Lci Speaker Jason Casey

Jason Casey - Managing Director - Ardmac

Lci Speaker Joanna Koprowicz

Joanna Koprowicz - Agile Lean Coach - Change Angels Ltd.

Joanna is an Agile Business Consultant, who is an expert in Business Agility, Agile-Lean Transformation and the Development of High Performing Agile Teams.

Joanna has a masters degree in Project Management, from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School and has a background in technology and business.

She developed a career in Agile consulting and leadership development, working on bringing positive change across a wide range of organisations and sectors; the Public Sector,  Financial Sector including Insurance and Banking, Gaming, Aviation, E-learning, Tourism and Travel.

She holds numerous Agile certifications and is an approved provider of Agile & Lean Training and Consulting by Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office. She’s also an Authorised Instructor with the International Consortium for Agile.

She has helped coordinate Agile-Lean events internationally and is a board member of Agile-Lean Ireland. Joanna is a very active member of the Global Agile Community. In 2018-2019 she was on the European Scrum Gathering Team with Scrum Alliance.

Presentation Topic: Scrum Master or Waste Master - How Scrum can turn into waste (Lean ways of thinking) if implemented incorrectly?

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Presentation Topic: Digitising Design & Construction Workflow

Lci Speaker Jonathan Reinhardt

Jonathan Reinhardt - Senior Consultant - Diatec Group

Lci Speaker JP Kelly

JP Kelly - Associate Director - Murphy Geospatial

JP Kelly is the Associate Director at Murphy Geospatial’s Cork office, leading and enabling the geospatial team across projects in Cork, Munster and Europe. JP has proven experience of successfully introducing cutting-edge BIM workflows and geospatial management plans on highly complex Biopharma and Pharma projects. He holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics and a Diploma in Geo Surveying.

Presentation Topic: Geospatial Management for successful modular and off-site construction

Passionate about showcasing the benefits of Offsite Modular Construction and driving innovation, quality and improvement. Over 20 years of experience in the Construction Industry delivering Residential, Commercial, Healthcare and Educational projects.

Presentation Topic: Lean Offsite Modular Construction

Lci Speaker Mark Whitehead

Mark Whitehead – Construction Director – Cpac Modular

Lci Speaker Ross O'Colmain

Ross O'Colmain - Head of High Tech Construction and Housing - Enterprise Ireland

Ross manages Enterprise Ireland’s activities for the High Tech Construction and Housing sectors. Ross spent ten years as part of Enterprise Ireland’s overseas team, initially working on the Middle East desk in Dublin before going on to manage EI offices in Toronto and New York. He has also spent time with IDA Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment. A Graduate of TCD and DCU, Ross lives in Dublin and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and with his two young children.

Presentation Topic: Driving productivity in Housing delivery

National (UK&I) strategic Lean Improvement Lead. 12+ years experience of improvement methodologies and Lean deployment in construction culture. Co-chair of the ENCORD Lean working group. Advisor to the Lean Construction School. Chartered Quality Professional and Member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQP MCQI).

Presentation Topic: Lean – Sustainability – Infrastructure

Lci Speaker Stuart

Stuart Willis – Lean Improvement Lead – BAM

Lci Tom DeVooght-Johnson

Tom DeVooght-Johnson - Managing Director - De Vooght Modular

Tom brings a wealth of experience to the Lean Construction Ireland Conference, his entry into the construction world began hands-on as an apprentice electrician. Progressing steadily through the ranks, Tom occupied several project management roles across the UK, demonstrating adaptability, expertise, and a knack for leadership.

Eight years ago, Tom made the strategic decision to relocate to Ireland, delving into the dynamic world of the data centre industry—a move that has since defined a significant part of his professional journey. Demonstrating his continued commitment to innovation and progress, he has recently founded De Vooght Modular, a consultancy focusing on refining construction processes and championing sustainable practices in the industry.

Further solidifying his position as a thought leader in the field, Tom has also recently achieved an LLM in Construction Law and Practice, augmenting his practical experience with a robust academic foundation.

At today's conference, he brings his vast experience and a forward-thinking perspective on lean construction and its transformative potential.

Presentation Topic: The Evolution of Digital Management Tools and their Impact on the Adversarial Nature of The Construction Industry

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Presentation Topic: Realising Operation Efficiencies through Continuous Improvement and Digitalisation

Lci Speaker Tony O'Rourke

Tony O'Rourke – Facilities Management – Children’s Health Ireland (CHI)

Lci Speaker Trevor (1)

Trevor McSharry - Head of Department of Civil Engineering & Construction - Atlantic Technological University

Trevor McSharry is Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo since 2011 and has extensive experience within both the multinational and the higher education sectors. He is passionate about bridging the gap between education and industry through collaboration and has led the development of Ireland’s largest suite of construction related online part time educational programmes, which includes industry partners such as Irish Water, the Department of Transport, TII and the SCSI. He has been instrumental in leading the development of Ireland’s civil engineering apprenticeship programmes in collaboration with national partners from the private and public sectors.

Trevor is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow with Engineers Ireland and a certified Project Management Professional. He holds an MBA with DCU and a Post Grad Certificate in BIM and the Digital Environment and is research and consultancy interests include project and change management, lean and process optimisation. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Maynooth University with a research focus on change and leadership in higher education. Trevor has been a Director with Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) since 2018, has led the capability development pillar and is the editor of the 2021 and 2022 LCi Book of Cases.

Capability Development Workshop

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Presentation Topic: Lessons learned from designing and building a 12000 m2 hospital in one year

Lci Speaker Victor

Víctor Roig Segura - Representative - Lean Construction Barcelona