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Meet the Leading Project Management Educator

The Institute is proud to represent some of the world’s most accomplished and dynamic educators in the field of project management.
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Faculty of Excellence

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In today’s increasingly competitive and financially difficult environment in-depth knowledge and professional expertise is everything. The faculty from the Institute of Project Management is setting the standard for project management education and certification in Ireland.
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Led by Ed Naughton, IPMA Fellow and one of the world’s most respected figures in project management, the faculty combines academic excellence from both the university and institute of the technology sector with practitioner experience. The faculty spans finance, business administration, computer science, engineering, industrial relation and human resources, law, management information systems, and marketing.
The students benefit from a rigorous exposition of the depth and breadth of subject matter expertise brought to the topics by the faculty members.
Meet the Team

Meet the Team

With experience in leading global organisations, our team eaches inspires and spearheads initiatives in project management.
Ed Naughton

Ed Naughton

Director of Courses
Ed Naughton
Director of Courses

Ed Naughton

BE, CEng, FIEI, IPMA-A®, PMP®, IPMA Fellow

Ed Naughton is the Director General of the Institute of Project Management, a former Vice President of the IPMA (International Project Management Association) and is an internationally respected expert in the discipline. Since 1989 he has been pioneering the development and promotion in Ireland of project management as a unique discipline. He has extensive experience in project management - as a practitioner, leader, writer, coach and instructor and is responsible for the design and development of all programmes.

Dana Stroiescu

Dana Stroiescu

Certification Manager
Dana Stroiescu
Certification Manager

Dana Stroiescu

MSc, IPMA-D®

Dana holds a Master’s in Computers and Industrial Automation Engineering and is IPMA Level D certified. Currently, she works as an office manager, and she is also the IPMA Ireland Certification Manager. In the past, she worked as an IT system engineer and graphic designer.

Patricia Calao

Patricia Calao

Course Manager
Patricia Calao
Course Manager

Patricia Calao

MA, BA, IPMA-D®

Patricia holds a Master’s in Publishing and is IPMA Level D® certified. She has experience working with multicultural teams in the areas of education, computer software, web and graphic design, publishing, and marketing. Currently, she works as a Course Administrator at the Institute.

Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart

Course Director
Gordon Stewart
Course Director

Gordon Stewart

MBA, PgD, CITP, MBCS

Gordon is an independent Consultant in Technology & Change. A dynamic, commercially astute business and technology leader, with over twenty years of global experience leading multi-million dollar technology transformation projects, designed to drive operational efficiencies and revenue growth.

Strong track record working with boards and executive teams in companies across a wide variety of business sectors on the implementation of robust enterprise digital technology solutions, digital transformation, and business process improvement.

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell

Course Director
Andrew Bell
Course Director

Andrew Bell

PhD, MSc, BA, RPP, FAPM, SFHEA

Andrew started his Project Management career with 15 years in the automotive industry at Land Rover where he quickly experienced the people side of delivering projects. He then spent 4 years as a Project Management Lecturer delivering short training courses on Project Management topics. Andrew then moved on to spend 13 years at Coventry University teaching Project Management and Research Skills, building his knowledge of Project Management and people issues with a PhD on the use of Project Management Simulations.

He has volunteered for the APM for nearly 20 years, and has held committee positions on the Coventry Chapter, Midlands Branch, and National Branch Steering group and as chair of the People SIG committee. He is currently a ChPP Chartered Project Professional, a Fellow of the APM and also holds RPP status.

Jackie Glynn

Jackie Glynn

Course Director
Jackie Glynn
Course Director

Jackie Glynn

MSc, BSc, PMP®

Jackie is currently President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI. A certified PMP® since 2003, she has a BSc. Computer Science (Trinity College Dublin), a Diploma in Advanced Project Management (IPMI /UCC), a Masters Degree in Project Management (University of Limerick) and a Diploma in Strategy Development and Innovation (UCD Smurfit). She is also currently Director of Group Strategic Initiatives at UDG Healthcare and a member of the Judging committee PMO Global Awards (PMO Global Alliance 2019, 2020, 2021). Jackie has 25+ years experience in Portfolio, Programme & Project Management, and in setting up and running PMO’s of all types in multiple industries: Pharma, Health Insurance and Clinical Healthcare, Financial Services, General Insurance FMCG and Telecoms.

David Shiel

David Shiel

Course Director
David Shiel
Course Director

David Shiel

BTech: Industrial Design, MBA, IPMA-B®

David Shiel is a Senior Programme Manager in a Boston Scientific Strategic PMO – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region. He leads teams of PM’s working on Transformation Programs to achieve the region’s Strategic goals. With a proven track record of meeting Project scope, schedules, and budgets, he has a thorough understanding of commercial, product development, quality & regulatory requirements. David also has experience of development start-up innovation tactics.

John Atkinson

John Atkinson

Certification Advisor
John Atkinson
Certification Advisor

John Atkinson

MBA, IPMA-B®

John holds academic qualifications at Masters level in Business and Agricultural science. He holds IPMA Level B®. As a lecturer, consultant, business owner and employer he brings project management to life every day. He also works as an International Validator for IPMA and as an assessor in Ireland for the Irish Institute of Project Management. He believes that being involved with IPMA in developing ICR and ICB 4 and their subsequent publication in 2015 will change the future of project managers, their discipline, professionalism and outcomes. He is also a member of CVMB in IPMA.

John Vickery

John Vickery

Certification Advisor
John Vickery
Certification Advisor

John Vickery

John was formerly Registrar at the Institute of Technology Tallaght now part of the Technological University Dublin. He had responsibility for quality assurance, academic affairs and student support services. Prior to becoming Registrar he was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has extensive experience in quality systems, project management and has managed several environmental EU-funded projects. John has worked on projects in China, South East Asia and the Middle East. He has industrial experience in the areas of design, manufacturing, quality and management. He is an assessor of the Project Excellence Award.

Martina Ryan

Martina Ryan

Senior Lecturer
Martina Ryan
Senior Lecturer

Martina Ryan

Phd, IPMA-B®, PMP®

With over 15 years industrial experience in the areas of Project Management, Continuous Improvement (Lean/6-Sigma) and R&D, she has extensive experience in project management as a practitioner, leader, instructor and mentor. Martina has led a range of multi-site projects across Europe and America in the pharmaceutical industry including product transfers, relocation of facilities and continuous improvement culture change. Her experience has led her to work with a variety of public and private organisations, including environmental, construction and instrumentation. She specialises in facilitating and managing implementation of practical project management and improvement solutions.

Seamus Woods

Seamus Woods

Senior Lecturer
Seamus Woods
Senior Lecturer

Seamus Woods

IPMA-A®, PMP®

Seamus has over 25 years’ experience in project, programme and portfolio management in the public sector as Head of Portfolio Management (HSE), Head of Change Management (Tusla Agency, Designate), Projects Director (Tusla Agency), Chair of National PMO Group (HSE), National Portfolio manager (Community services, HSE). Prior to that, he was Senior Operations Manager and member of the former Mid-West Health Board Management Team. Seamus is a certified Project Director at IPMA Level A®, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and is a senior lecturer with the Institute of Project Management.

Sebastian Green

Sebastian Green

Senior Lecturer
Sebastian Green
Senior Lecturer

Sebastian Green

Professor Emeritus at UCC

Sebastian Green is Emeritus Professor of Management at University College Cork.  He was formerly Executive Dean of Commerce, MBA Director and Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC.  Prior to UCC he worked at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the London Business School the Price Commission and the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Sebastian now works as an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Facilitator and Strategy Consultant using insights from Systemic Psychodynamic Theory and Organisation Constellations.  He has published widely in the areas of Strategy, Strategic Project Management, Leadership, Corporate Culture and Organisation Constellations.

Sheilina Somani

Sheilina Somani

Senior Lecturer
Sheilina Somani
Senior Lecturer

Sheilina Somani

ChPP, RPP, FAPM, FHEA

Sheilina is a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP), Registered Project Professional (RPP) and Fellow (FAPM) of the Association for Project Management; also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).  She is known for her honesty, ethics, empathy and professionalism.

Having effectively delivered projects, presentations, talks and learning across more than 700 cities across 5 continents, she continues to be passionate about ethical, positive project management.

Currently focused on coaching, teaching, ChPP assessments in project management; 25% of her time is spent volunteering with young people to provide professional and personal growth. 

Gerard Quinn

Gerard Quinn

Senior Lecturer
Gerard Quinn
Senior Lecturer

Gerard Quinn

MSc, BSc, PMP®, PRINCE 2, ITIL, LSSMB

Gerard has over 30 years of demonstrated results in highly driven Project Management Office (PMO) environments, business process transformation, mergers & acquisitions, continuous improvement, and Project Portfolio Management and Information Systems. With 22 years of experience in a leadership role, he is now Vice President of Innovation & Informatics at ICON. Previous to this he was Head of Global Manufacturing Network Strategy, Business Development and Special Projects at Zoetis.

Féilim Harvey

Féilim Harvey

Senior Lecturer
Féilim Harvey
Senior Lecturer

Féilim Harvey

MSc, IPMA-B®

Féiim Harvey is a Partner in PwC and leads its Programme and Portfolio Management (PPM) Consulting Practice in Ireland. He has extensive experience providing business advisory and consulting services across industries with a particular focus on the Financial Services sector in Ireland and internationally. 

Féilim specialises in change and programme management, business transformation and working with clients to problem solve efficiency and effectiveness challenges within their business. He is also an Alumni of the Institute of Project Management and 2007 Project Management Graduate of the Year Award winner.

Fred Barry

Fred Barry

Senior Lecturer
Fred Barry
Senior Lecturer

Fred Barry

Chairman of the National Transport Authority (NTA)

Fred is currently Chairman of the National Transport Authority, Chairman of the National Pediatric Hospital Board, a non-executive director of the PM Group, and a non-executive director of Ervia. He was Chief Executive of the National Roads Authority from 2005 to 2015. Prior to that, he worked internationally with Jacobs for 25 years, where his management roles included Group Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. He is a Chartered Engineer, also qualified as a barrister, and is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and of the Irish Academy of Engineering. 

John Thompson

John Thompson

Senior Lecturer
John Thompson
Senior Lecturer

John Thompson

BSc, MAPM, PMP, PgMP

John is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of operational and executive-level experience in organisation change and development.

He has unique private and public sector experience in portfolio, programme, project and change management, with a proven track record in making change happen and realising strategic benefits.

Currently, he works as the Head of PMO at the Central Bank of Ireland and was previously Chief of Staff & Director of PMO at Eircom (now Eir).

John has a particular interest in the development of Enterprise PMOs as agents of Organisation change and improvement.

Adesh Jain

Adesh Jain

Senior Lecturer
Adesh Jain
Senior Lecturer

Adesh Jain

Managing Director of the (CEPM) Ltd. (India)

Adesh is President of PM Guru, Inc. (USA), and Honorary President of Project Management Associates India. Adesh is a past president and Chair of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). Adesh has addressed or trained over 50,000 people worldwide, has made over 40 keynote presentations, is author of the book "New Dimensions in Project Management" (1992), and has authored over 50 articles on project management. He is also Honorary Chairman of the China Project Management Committee (CPMC), the first non-Chinese to enjoy such a privilege.

Risto Gladden

Risto Gladden

Senior Lecturer
Risto Gladden
Senior Lecturer

Risto Gladden

AFHEA, PMP, PgMP, MBCS CITP, CCMP

Risto is a change management consultant, trainer and lecturer. Over his career he has acquired progressive experience shaping and delivering programs of change for organisations in the UK, US, Europe, Russia, South Africa, and Latin America. His practical experience is underpinned by formal education in project and change management and certifications from globally-recognised professional bodies including the Project Management Institute, Scrum Alliance and British Computer Society.

As a member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Standards Working Group, Risto participated in the development of first global standard for change management an served as chair of the ACMP Credential Governance Committee.  He is also a Chartered Membership Assessor for the British Computer Society (BCS) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Rob Kidd

Rob Kidd

Senior Lecturer
Rob Kidd
Senior Lecturer

Rob Kidd

MBA, PGCLT, CMgr, FCMI FAPM, FHEA

Rob is a freelance project management consultant and educator based in London, UK. He has over 15 years’ experience managing projects, and helping organisations to manage projects better. In recent years, he has focused on strategic change projects in the food and hospitality industry. Rob also serves as a charity chair, non-executive director and board advisor. Rob is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Association for Project Management and the Higher Education Institute. He is a certified PRINCE2 and Agile Practitioner. He holds an MBA [Technology Management] from the Open University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from BPP

Kathleen Keogh

Kathleen Keogh

Senior Lecturer
Kathleen Keogh
Senior Lecturer

Kathleen Keogh

BA, MB, PMP®, Dip in Exec & Leadership Coaching

Kathleen is a Senior Lecturer with the Institute. She has over 25 years in Operations Management in Tech MNA’s like APC, Microsoft and Digicel.  She has led global projects for Acquisition Integrations, Digital Strategies, Product Launches, Supply Chain Reengineering, System/IT Implementations, Customer Tenders & frameworks for organisational alignment across Sales and Operations. 

Jim Mogan

Jim Mogan

Senior Lecturer
Jim Mogan
Senior Lecturer

Jim Mogan

BSc, MBA

Jim Mogan specialises in the negotiation and communications aspects of project management. He has established a reputation as an international trainer and has prepared programmes in all aspects of change management in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He has worked in senior project management capacities in the Brewing, Automotive, and Customer Services sectors, with Guinness, Dunlop, American Management Association, and Management Europe.

Padhraic Ludden

Padhraic Ludden

Senior Lecturer
Padhraic Ludden
Senior Lecturer

Padhraic Ludden

MSc, PMP®

Padhraic is a Consultant Program Manager with 34 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector and IT sector, over 30 of those with EDS and Hewlett-Packard and Storm Technology.
He has worked predominately as a Project/Programme manager providing IT application services to manufacturing companies such as GM and SKF.
Padhraic graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway, (NUIG) in 1984 with a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering, holds a Masters in Project Mgmt (UL) and is currently conducting doctoral research with the Enterprise Research Centre, University of Limerick.

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