Our people

Our people are caring. We support, understand your concerns and always represent your best interests. Our people are reliable. We hold ourselves accountable to provide the highest standards of service, punctual delivery, open communication, and assurance. Our people are visionary. Not happy unless we are on the cutting edge, we have the vision, the experience and know-how to deliver the incredible every time

Our people are personable. Channeling our global knowledge, superb contacts and personal relationships, we take a fresh and energetic approach. Individually, we are one of a kind. Collectively we are unstoppable! It is our pleasure to introduce our management team, who are supported by a dynamic team of highly skilled professionals.

Nicola McGrane

CEO

Nicky established the company in 1998. Driven by passion and enthusiasm, the key values which underpin her approach are quality, trust and integrity. She takes a “hands on approach” to her business and is regarded as a leading lateral thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving and delivery. Renowned for her ability to identify opportunities, her creative thinking and strategic advice has been sought at the highest level by numerous corporations, government and industry bodies. Nicky’s vision is matched by her sense of fun – it would not be unusual to come across her in one of Dublin’s famous cocktail bars entertaining a client group with her finely tuned piano skills. No surprise given her BA in Music from University College Dublin.

Sharlene Kingsley

CFO

Sharlene has a wealth of experience gained over 20 years working across a broad range of industries. Starting out in the multinational tech sector, she trained as a Chartered Accountant during her time in Intel. She later joined Irish drinks company C&C Group spending over 10 years working with the drinks giant across two separate stints. During this time she held a number of Group roles where she was involved in the company IPO and with a number of strategic acquisitions. She also held various Commercial roles working within the business unit divisions. In between, she spent 3 years working as Financial Controller with Irish owned Campus Oil. Her most recent role was as Head of Finance with a start-up craft brewery before venturing into the PCO sector. Sharlene has a B.Comm from UCD and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Aideen Morrin

 


Corporate Events Director

Aideen Morrin, Corporate Events Director, commenced her business tourism career in 1998 and has worked on the supplier, client and agency side of the Events Industry. In 2009, Aideen joined Conference Partners, providing imaginative and goal-focused global event solutions to both national and international clients. A relationship and results driven individual, her talent lies in identifying client needs and providing smart and cutting edge solutions. This client centred approach enables her to identifying opportunities that bring our client’s organisations’ closer to their target audiences. Couple this with her keen eye for detail and you will understand why she excels at injecting a dynamic and innovative flair into each and every project she undertakes. Most importantly, Aideen’s all-encompassing approach guarantees that event concepts are not only developed for the moment, but are ones that stimulate, surprise and provide a platform for the sharing of information, education and networking. Aideen holds a BSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management, Dublin Institute of Technology, and an MSc in International Business, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Colm O'Grady

 

Commercial & Sponsorship Director

Colm is a highly successful Commercial Director with over 15 years’ experience working in the conferences, media and online industries. Having completed a degree in UCC in Economics and Geography, Colm started his career as a sales professional in the Sunday Tribune and successfully went on to manage the Commercial Department. Colm’s key areas of expertise include driving new business through key account management, establishing strategic partnerships, developing sales teams and restructuring sales departments to achieve client targets. Colm has a history of outstanding success in building and maintaining relationships with key corporate decision makers resulting in excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Colm’s passion is making sales and his natural enthusiasm is contagious which makes him a key member of our team and ideally placed to attract corporate and industry sponsorship for any project.

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