THE GREEN PLAN
We have been very lucky to gain access to some of the business communities brightest minds as our mentors and advisors. Collectively they all believe in our vision and have always been available when the going got tough! It is fair to say that our advisors provided stone wall governance and resilience when the foundations were being laid.
The GreenPlan© accreditation is a means to secure a better understanding of sustainability and the production of green house gases. It is a genuinely sustainable approach and practice that uses world’s best practices, forward collective thinking, and new technologies
Karen is an Marketeer and Entrepreneur well known for taking the hard way to complete the task. Karen is passionate about releasing the sustainable potential in brands, companies, people and society. She has more than 20 years’ experience working with many high profile campaigns, on challenging yet exciting consumer and business propositions both in Ireland and Internationally.
Karen places a heartfelt emphasis on creating a vision that not only secures commercial growth but holds a purposeful place in the hearts of consumers and customers; “their lives are improved in some way as a result of my decisions and actions.”
Patrick Coveney is CEO of Greencore Group plc. He has held this position for over 10 years, having joined the Group in 2005 as CFO.Prior to Greencore, Patrick was Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company in Ireland. He is a Non-Executive Director of Glanbia plc and Non-Executive Chairman of Core Media Group.
Patrick is a former Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford (earning an M.Phil and D.Phil in Management Studies) and holds a B.Comm (First Class) from University College Cork, where he was Graduate of the Year in 1992.
Áine Maria MSc (Mgt.), FCPA, HDip, is a highly experienced Business Leader, Non-Executive Director and Leadership Coach. Áine Maria’s passion is transformational leadership and working with Boards committed to Diversity and Inclusion (D&L) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principals.
Áine has held C level positions in Financial Services, Human Capital and eLearning companies and co-founded digital start-ups.
Kevin is a Mentor/Coach for various companies and individuals. He was the Founding Partner and Managing Director of GameStop Group Limited, taking the organisation from start up in 1994 to a market valuation of €100m in 2008 when it was acquired by an NYSE Fortune 300 Company.
Kevin was also the early stage Investor and Mentor in Demonware Software and Jolt Online Games. Both companies were sold to Multi National acquirers.
Gar is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Aura Holohan Group.
Gar has founded many businesses and has served as the Chair and Director of the International Union of Architects Sports and Leisure Work Programme with the International Union of Architects.
He is the former President of Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, and former Vice President of the World Squash Federation and the Irish Squash Federation.
Róisín is an experienced business leader with over 20 years management experience in the promotional marketing industry. Following an early career in marketing in London, Róisín returned to Ireland in the eighties and subsequently set up Marketing Network, a promotional marketing consultancy. The company grew rapidly to host a blue chip client list and to become the market leader in its sector.
Róisín was also responsible for driving and developing industry standards becoming the first chairman of the IISPC (now APMC) and first Irish president of the European Federation of Sales Promotion. In 1998 she decided to pursue a new challenge and sold her shareholding in her company.