Meet our Graduate Award Winners who have successfully attained their IPMA® Certification.
Kevin is an accomplished Project and Program Management expert with over 25 years of experience. He has worked in various sectors, including Oil, Civil, Construction, and Telecommunications. Currently, he leads the Project Delivery function at Enet, which is Ireland’s largest independent wholesale telecoms provider.
At Enet, Kevin established a new Project Management Office, which implemented 3PM governance across the organisation, driving growth for the company. Additionally, he is leading Enet’s growth program with projects including the delivery of a new high speed fibre networks in Swords, Co Dublin, and the T50 fibre augmentation project that has increased Enet’s fibre capacity on the T50 in Dublin.
Before joining Enet, Kevin was responsible for the delivery of a €180m 170,000 homes passed network expansion program for Virgin Media Ireland. He also has experience working with large construction and consultant companies, managing multimillion-euro projects such as the €25m Bord Gais Networks Services Centre Campus in Finglas and the €35m IFSC Spencer Hotel in Dublin.
Furthermore, Kevin has experience in the oil industry, where he worked on the €100m South Arne Gravity base structure in Scotland before managing new builds and refurbishments of retail and downstream engineering projects for brands such as Texaco and Statoil.
With his BEng in Civil Engineering, postgraduate Diploma of Science in IT, Certified Diplomas in Project and Program Management, and membership in the Institute of Engineers Ireland, Kevin is a well-rounded professional with a wealth of experience
Aodh graduated from the University College Dublin with a PhD in Experiment Physics in 2010 and worked as a research scientist at Columbia University (USA) and the Max-Planck Institute (Germany).
He won the prestigious Marie-Skłodowska Curie Industrial Fellowship award when he worked at SiriusXT as a senior scientist. In addition, he completed a post-graduate diploma in management and, subsequently, the IPMA-D Certified Project Management Diploma from the Institute of Project Management.
In 2019, Aodh joined TOMRA R&D as the Systems Team Lead working to develop machine vision systems. In 2021, he was promoted to Technical Manager of Systems Development, where he leads the real-time software and systems R&D teams.
As an SCS Engineer, he delivered multiple control system upgrades for HV substations in Ireland as part of the ESB’s “brighter future” strategy. After eight months, Sinclair was seconded to the ESB’s international department in Bahrain, responsible for the delivery of a full control centre upgrade, including a new SCADA system, Energy Management System and Curved Video Wallboard for controlling and monitoring all electrical apparatus for the largest single-site aluminium smelter in the world.
In 2018, Sinclair joined the ESB’s projects delivery organisation as a Project Engineer responsible for Major and Minor capital works, maintenance and operations across counties Cork and Kerry. He applied traditional and agile project management methodologies to deliver various projects simultaneously in an ever-changing environment.
Stephen graduated from the University of Galway with a first-class honour’s degree – BSc in Financial Mathematics and Economics. He also has an MSc in Quantitative Finance (1.1) from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School. He works with Rockall Technologies as a project manager responsible for delivering collateral management software to banks.
Before that, he worked for seven years as a financial consultant with Murex in Ireland and France. As a result, he has experience working through the entire life cycle of a client implementation or software development project using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
Sorsha is currently employed in the Department of Finance of Ireland in the Tax Policy Division. Her duties here involve briefing the Minister & senior management on tax and State aid matters and developing & implementing tax policy changes with successful execution through the Finance Bill legislative programme. She has also worked in the Financial Services Division and Economic and Budget Division.
Prior to moving to the Department of Finance, she was with the Internal and EU Audit Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Her initial engagement with the public sector was as a Trainee Auditor at the Office of the Controller and Auditor General.
Her professional qualifications include Associate Membership of the Institute in Taxation Ireland (Second in Ireland in May 2017 Final Exams) and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (First in Ireland in June 2005 Final Exams).
As a communications consultant, Brona has devised, implemented and directed public relations and promotional strategies for a wide range of corporate and consumer clients.
After many years working in agencies, Brona ventured out on her own and now freelances on diverse projects. The most challenging environment, but very rewarding, has been her consultant role in Haiti where she launched and continues to direct all aspects of the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year programme.