Conference Speakers

OONAGH BUCKLEY is the Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission. She is a qualified barrister. Prior to her appointment to the WRC in 2016, she worked in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and was responsible for pay and pensions policy for the Irish public service.


JAY CHOPRA is a former Fortune 100 executive, specializing in leadership development, team effectiveness, innovation and culture change. He holds a PhD in science and is a certified executive, whole-brain, and strengths coach. He routinely works at executive team level in multinational settings & is Director of Making Shift Happen.


DOUG HOWLETT is a former professional rugby union player for Munster & the All Blacks. 


ANTHONY MCDONNELL is Professor of Management at Cork University Business School (CUBS), UCC.


JIM MILEY is Director General of the IUA. An economist & chartered Director, he is co-founder & former CEO of MyHome.ie. He has also held positions as General Secretary of Fine Gael & Chief Executive of Dublin Chamber of Commerce.


CELINE MULLINS has over 15 years experience as a Psychologist, Coach and Training Consultant working across Multinationals, SME’s, Governmental and Educational agencies. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin & is a master practiotioner of NLP. Celine is founder & CEO of Adaptas Training.


BRIGIT QUILLIGAN is Manager of Kerry Travellers' Health and Community Development Project & former Director of the Irish Traveller Movement. In 2017 she was conferred with an honorary Docotorate of Law by UCC.

16th Annual HR Conference