Meet our Graduate Award Winners who have successfully attained their IPMA® Certification.
Aodh graduated from UCD with a Ph.D. in Experiment Physics in 2010 and worked as a research scientist in Columbia University (USA) and the Max-Planck Institute (Germany).
He joined SiriusXT as a senior scientist where he won the prestigious Marie-Skłodowska Curie Industrial Fellowship award and completed a post-graduate diploma in Management and subsequently the Diploma in Project Management (IPMA-D).
In 2019, Aodh joined TOMRA R&D as the Systems Team Lead working to develop machine vision systems. In 2021, he was promoted to his current role of Technical Manager of Systems Development where he leads the real-time software team and systems R&D teams.
Sinclair graduated from University College Cork in 2016 with a BE(hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the ESB as a High Voltage (HV) Substation Control Systems (SCS) engineer.
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.
After returning to Ireland in 2018, Sinclair joined the ESB’s projects delivery organisation as a Project Engineer with responsibility for Major and Minor capital works, maintenance and operations across counties Cork and Kerry. Here, Sinclair applies both traditional and agile project management methodologies to deliver a vast range of differing projects simultaneously in an ever-changing environment
Stephen graduated from NUIG with a first-class honours degree – BSc Financial Mathematics and Economics. He also has an MSc in Quantitative Finance (1.1) from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School. He currently works with Rockall Technologies as a project manager with responsibility for delivering collateral management software to banks.
Prior to that, he worked for 7 years in a financial consultant capacity with Murex, in Dublin and France. He has experience working through the entire life cycle of a client implementation or software development project using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
Sorsha graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2002. She also has a Diploma in Tax Policy and Practice (2016).
She is currently employed in the Department of Finance in the Tax Policy Division and her duties here involve briefing the Minister and senior management on tax and State aid matters, and developing and implementing tax policy changes with successful execution through the Finance Bill legislative programme. She has also worked in the areas of 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.