Tom McCarthy


Dr. Tom McCarthy has been Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Management Institute (IMI) since September 2004.

Dr. McCarthy’s tenure as Chief Executive has seen the IMI become the first Irish Business School to be ranked among the top global providers of Executive Education in the prestigious Financial Times rankings, and the establishment of the National Productivity Centre at the IMI’s Sandyford Campus.

An economist by training, Dr. McCarthy is a graduate of UCC and earned his doctorate from Queens University, Canada. In 2007, Dr. McCarthy was elected a Fellow of The International Academy of Management.

Prior to taking up his role at the IMI Dr. McCarthy held a variety of academic positions in Ireland and Canada including periods as Professor of Economics and Dean of the Business School at Dublin City University and Dean of Research & Graduate Studies at National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Dr. McCarthy has acted as a consultant to a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors and his academic work has appeared in European Economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economic Letters, The Economic and Social Review, and the Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland.

Chair of Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation since November 2009 Dr. McCarthy is also a member of the Council of the Irish Taxation Institute and the Council of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland. Dr. McCarthy served on the Higher Education Authority between 2000 and 2005 and was a founder member of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) on which he served for seven years.

Tom will present on Thursday afternoon at 14.40. The title of his presentation is 'The Simpler, The Better'.



Tom McCarthy

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16th Annual IUA HR Conference