We have some exciting announcements to our FM Tutor team.  Collectively they have outstanding experience in their field and will pass on their empowered knowledge to our students aiding them in their future careers.

FRANK BURTON now lectures in service quality and finance.  Frank is an experienced Facilities Management (FM) professional with a successful track record in the Financial Services Sector.  He has extensive expertise in delivering high quality, cost effective solutions to clients in support of business operations.  He is highly regarded within the FM industry with a comprehensive network of supply chain contacts and relationships having worked as Director of Corporate Services Merrill Lynch, as Group Facilities Manager Bank of Ireland, as Facilities Manager New Century House and as Facilities Manager with BOI Asset Management.

LIAM DILLON teaches project management.  Liam is involved with project manangement since 1995, working with various applications and technologies in Ireland, Asia-Pacific and North America.  Coupled with his industrial experience, Liam spends time lecturing on the topic of project management with Univeristy of Limerick and the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown.  Liam has served as the President of the PMI-Ireland and has presented both nationally and internationally on the topic of project management.

COLMAN MURPHY teaches Property and Asset Management.  He has worked in Property Project and Facilities Management for nearly twenty years.  He has recently joined Xtra-vision as a Senior Projects and Property Manager.  Currently he is working on changing the Standard Shore Design and Standard Shore Approval Process and on the maintenence process, changing to a sustainable condition based Monitoring and Preventative Maintenence model.  He is actively involved in Upward Only Rent Review (UORR) respective legislation.  Colman has worked in the following areas:  Corporate Real Estate Manager EMEA and APAC for McAFee, Facilities Manager EMEA for Symantec, Senior Manager for Real Estate and Facilities UK and Ireland for ebay/paypal, Corproate Facilities Manager head of department for Meteor Mobile Communications, Director of Facilities Sodexo UK and Ireland - and currently is employed with Blockbuster Ireland as a FM and Real Estate Consultant.  Colman received an MBA from UCD in 2003, Advanced mgt Dip from UCD in 2002, MA in Technology from Trinity in 2000, BSc Operations Mgt from Trinity in 1998 and Dip in Mechanical Engineering from DIT in 1992.  He is also a member of IFMA and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

RORY BYRNE teaches leadership.  Rory has 12 years experience in the third level education industry, in both a managerial and academic capacity.  He completed a BSc Management in Trinity College and an MSc from UCD.  He is currently undertaking a certificate in Training and Continuing Education in NUI Maynooth.  His academic experience has included lecturing to professional, undergraduate and postgraduate students and he has been heavily involved in the development and successful validation of new business orientated programmes targeting all levels on the National Framework of Qualifications.  He managed programmes at level 7, 8 and 10 years servicing the needs of over 6000 students per year. 

I hope the Facilities Management course has and will continue to enchance your employment prospects in the FM arena.