Speakers 2024

Lci 2024 Speaker Amdanda O'Donnell

Amanda Cahir-O'Donnell - Managing Director - TIO Consulting

Amanda is a dynamic and highly sought-after Executive Coach with over twenty-five years of experience in developing directors, senior leaders and their teams; across diverse industry sectors including financial services, pharmaceutical, software, manufacturing, IT and the public sector.    Amanda brings the unique combination of superb development skills, world-class coaching experience with strong pragmatism to Executive Audiences. She is also the co-author of three major books including: “Making Training and Development Work: A Best Practice Guide” [Oak Tress Press, 2003] and “Developing Managers and Leaders.

Prior to becoming a full time Executive Coach and Consultant, Amanda was Head of Learning and Development for AIB Capital Markets in Dublin.  In this role, Amanda was responsible for the development of 2,500 employees from Graduates through to the Executive Team.  She led the successful introduction of executive coaching into AIB Capital Markets amongst other change initiatives; and she personally coached executive teams and senior managers within AIB.   Previously, Amanda was an internal consultant in Hewlett-Packard Ireland Ltd with full responsibility for developing teams at all levels across the organisation.

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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.

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Lci 2024 Speaker Angelyn Rowan

Angelyn Rowan - Partner - Philip Lee Solicitors

Lci 2024 Speaker Christopher Ryan

Christopher Ryan - Continuous Improvement Manager - Architectural and Metal Systems, Cork

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Lci 2024 Speaker Deborah Smyth

Deborah Smyth - Managing Director - Tempo Housing UK & Ireland

Lci 2024 Speaker Dick Clerkin

Dick Clerkin - Managing Director - Clerkin Consulting

Dick Clerkin, Managing Director of ‘Clerkin Consulting’ is a leading independent Consultant in the Building Products Manufacturing and Offsite Construction sectors. With twenty years’ multi discipline experience, working with many leading brands across Ireland and the UK, Dicks unique offering consistently delivers value for his clients, developing long term trusted partnerships.

Project Management and Change Management are at the core of his business offering, with successful outcomes delivered and results sustained across the following areas: Performance Improvement, Operational Efficiency, Quality Control, Cost reduction, Organisational Change, Strategic Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Digital Transformation, Lean Manufacturing.

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I started my career as a contracts control administrator which gave me an insight into the construction process pathway and I learned how fast-paced this environment was.  In 1997 I worked in Johannesburg South Africa and worked my way up to gain knowledge of electrical drawings and estimation upon returning to Ireland my pathway opened into Quantity surveyor with Suir Engineering/Walden Electrical/CET Connect and Stone Developments (John Sisk’s & Sons subsidiary) highlights from these years were the collaboration of different sectors learning from MV/LV projects to building stone facades on Dundrum shopping centre, Kilternan hotel to Kilronan castle to large data centres excelling to manage the entire commercial team, midway the recession in 2009 I was heavily involved in dispute resolutions and claims with liquidators and receivers, this strangely was a highlight in my career as it showed me not to look at big companies and think there are invisible and also the weight on the contractual side of the business.

In 2013 I worked with a data provider who served large data centre clients but by 2018 I became stuck in my career I just couldn’t give anymore, the company was in a growth stage and we had just employed a Lean expert, I became fascinated by processes and elimination of waste.  I lacked knowledge in these fields so I proceeded to go back to college in 2018 while working full time, achieved my Business Management degree and in 2023 my qualifications in Lean Enterprise Excellence and a Lean black belt, this has allowed me then to pursue my current career as the Continuous Improvement Manager for Suir Engineering, to date I have eliminated a paper process that we used in the daily pricing of work activities (Dayworks) this paper was a  highlight in my career and was published in the Lean book of cases 2020 and I am currently leading the Digital transformation and modern methods of the construction projects, which involves all construction activities/ workflows and we have just launched our first data centre client to a fully digital stock management system integration with our ERP Coins system.

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Lci 2024 Speaker Elaine Harrington

Elaine Harrington - Continuous Improvement Manager - Suir Engineering

Lci 2024 Speaker Jason Casey

Jason Casey – Vice Chair – Lean Construction Ireland

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.

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Originally from Sydney Australia where I qualified at University of Technology Sydney with a bachelors degree in Civil / Environmental Engineering. I have over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry working on many large complex projects across all sectors.

Since 2015 I have specialised in digital construction delivery where I was responsible for implementing BIM, digital Tools, CDE systems and field based app processes at an organisational level. I was also fundamental in developing the company’s internal Information Management processes to achieve the PAS1192 certification in 2018 and then being one of the first Irish companies to transition to the ISO19650 certification in 2019, bringing the organisation to the forefront of digital project delivery in the Irish construction industry.
This achievement and the continued drive for improvement in digital project delivery was recognised with JPC winning the excellence in BIM award for the 1-6 SJRQ project in 2019.

In recent years I have focused on innovation and process improvements to enhance digital project delivery around information management, structured data and project analytics.
I am now Working with GagaMuller Group supporting construction clients to develop digital strategies to ensure LEAN structured information management for the delivery of major projects from concept through to operation stages.
With the development of live project data analytics and dashboards to ensure stakeholders can make informed decisions and leverage insights to minimise risk while maximising opportunities.

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Lci 2024 Speaker Jason Rymer

Jason Rymer - Senior Digital Strategy Project Manager - GagaMuller Group

Lci 2024 Speaker John O'Callaghan

John O'Callaghan - Finance Director - Cygnum Building Offsite

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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.

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Lci 2024 Speaker JP Kelly

JP Kelly - Associate Director - Murphy Geospatial

Lci 2024 Speaker Richard Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick – Chairperson – Lean Construction Ireland

Richard is Director for Programme Management and Project Controls with the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and a member of the NPHDB Executive with responsibility for delivering the New Children’s Hospital.

He has over 30 years’ programme and project management experience having managed the delivery of major capital infrastructure programmes both in the UK and Ireland.  Prior to joining the NPHDB Richard held a senior position with Dublin City Council, was Project Director for the construction of the University of Ulster’s new campus in Belfast and Managing Partner for a professional services consultancy practice in Ireland.

Richard is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Member of the Association for Project Management.

Richard is also Chair of Lean Construction Ireland (LCi), a community of learning and practice that advocates for the transformation of the Irish construction sector through collaboration and the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the entire sector.