Category: Interviews: Construction Leaders

Steve Bowcott, CEO, John Sisk & Son

Steve Bowcott

Steve Bowcott, Chief Executive Officer, John Sisk & Son, talks to Barry McCall about the challenge of leadership in a rapidly changing construction sector. Steve Bowcott could have been in the Royal Air Force, but, fortunately for the Irish construction industry, he chose a career in civil engineering. It wasn’t necessarily a love for the […]

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Eoin Vaughan, CEO, Mercury Engineering

Eoin Vaughan

Eoin Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Engineering, tells Barry McCall about the key contributors to the company’s recent success. Mercury Engineering is one of Ireland’s great international success stories. Over the years its distinctive logo and red and blue livery could be found on sites throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. […]

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Anne Dooley, Managing Director, Winthrop

Anne Dooley

The M&E sector has changed hugely over the past decade. Anne Dooley, Managing Director, Winthrop, tells Carol Tallon about how some of these changes have influenced her leadership approach. Anne Dooley joined Winthrop in 1997 and progressed through the organisation to be appointed Managing Director in 2015. Winthrop started working as M&E subcontractors on their […]

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Michael Stone, Group CEO, Designer Group

Michael Stone

Michael Stone, Group CEO of Designer Group and former CIF President, outlines his leadership philosophy to Barry McCall.   Designer Group emerged from the recession stronger than ever thanks to the successful implementation of a diversification strategy. Today, the mechanical and electrical contracting business, founded by CEO Michael Stone in 1992, has operations in Ireland, […]

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Jimmy Kirby, Group Managing Director, Kirby Group Engineering

Jimmy Kirby

Jimmy Kirby, Group Managing Director, Kirby Group Engineering, talks strategy and leadership philosophy with Carol Tallon. Kirby Group’s management team focused on positioning the company to avail of new opportunities in order to create growth over the past decade. “We focused our services on new sectors and geographical locations while also looking for new customers […]

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Gordon O’Regan, CEO, L&M Keating

L&M Keating

Gordon O’Regan, Chief Executive Officer, L&M Keating, talks leadership and change with Barry McCall. Founded in 1987 by Louis Keating, L&M Keating was owner-managed until its acquisition by CBD Capital last year. The company, which specialises in civil and marine engineering, conservation and restoration of heritage properties, and dredging works, has a turnover of €67m […]

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John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy Construction

John O'Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy, talks to Barry McCall about the leadership challenges that the construction industry faces. Clancy is firmly established in Ireland’s construction Top 50 with a turnover of €40m and 100 direct employees. “We have a strategy to double our turnover over the next three or four years,” says John O’Shaughnessy. “There […]

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