Tony O’Gorman

Tony O’Gorman lectures in the Risk Management, People Management and Sustainability and Environmental Management modules of the BIFM Facilities Management Diploma. Tony has over thirty years experience in the construction, refit, management and maintenance of buildings, plant and facilities in Ireland, the United States, Asia and Africa. Tony currently works as Maintenance Manager in one of Ireland’s largest public hospitals. He also has eleven years experience working for Intel Ireland as a Manufacturing and Maintenance Supervisor and as equipment Maintenance Manager where he was responsible for a team of eighty technicians.

He has also worked as a technical officer for GOAL, a leading Irish Relief and Development Agency, specializing in water, sanitation and engineering logistics. Tony also has extensive training and experience as Facilities Emergency Response Leader, working with the emergency services on fire and chemical and major event emergency planning, response and control. Tony has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management, a Degree in Environmental and Public Health Engineering, and a Masters degree in Business Administration and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental and Public Health Engineering with a specific research interest in air and water quality. Tony is also a certified as a trainer with FETAC (Level 6 Train the Trainer). He has lectured in the National University of Ireland, Galway (Schools of Engineering and Health Sciences).

Tony is a certified member of the BIFM, and also holds membership of the U.K Institution of Engineering and Technology. Tony has substantial experience in the design and delivery of training programmes in the following areas: Advanced Maintenance Practices, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and Emergency Response, Quality Improvement, Innovation and Lean Plant Maintenance, Technical Problem-Solving, Project Management and Supervisory Management.

Fionnuala Byrne

Fionnuala Byrne is Regional Facilities Manager, employed with Google since August 2006. She has 13 years experience of managing properties both on a local and European level. She has extensive knowledge of Irish and International facilities market with a proven track record in analytical, reasoning, budgetary and presentation capabilities. Fionnuala holds a MSc Facilities Management from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Des Stapleton

Des Stapleton lectures in The Health and Safety at Work module and the FM function in an organization module on the ILM level 3 programme. Des is a driven and focused FM and Health and Safety manager who has worked with large multinationals and SME both as a FM Manager and FM Contractor allowing for a varied experience and knowledge in all aspects of FM and client services. Des has a B.Eng from the University of Dundee, as well as H.Dip from UCD in Safety Health and Welfare at Work. Des is a member of BIFM and IOSH. Des formed FWS Ltd. in 2005 which is a client focused FM and Health and Safety Management company. FWS has attracted many high profile clients over the years where high service level and a customer focused approach have allowed them retain and grow the business. Prior to this Des has worked with Johnson Controls serving on client accounts such as IBM, Ericsson and Pfizer.

Tony Baynes

Tony Baynes B.Comm, FCA. An NUIG Graduate who went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant having trained with PriceWaterHouse in Limerick. Tony has worked in a number of Irish and Multinational companies at Senior Management level and has extensive experience in manufacturing and various service industries. He is currently working within the Health Sector as Finance Manager of the Galway University Hospitals and will be lecturing in Finance and Accounting

Martin Conneely

Martin Conneely lectures in the Risk Management of the ILM Facilities Management Diploma. Martin has over 16 years’ experience in High Volume Manufacturing in both the semi-conductor and medical device industry in Ireland and the United States. Martin currently works as front line manager in one of Ireland’s largest medical device companies. He has also 10 years work experience for Intel Ireland as a manufacturing supervisor. He was responsible for the management of 40 technicians in the Thin Films area. During his time in Intel he was part of a team responsible for a factory start up. This involved the coordination of a development assignment. His position was to manager a team of Irish technicians whose main role was to transfer a new technology back to Ireland. On return to Ireland he was part of the team that managed the new technology set up.

Martin has extensive training as Emergency Response leader, working with the emergency services on fire and chemical and major emergency planning, response and control. Martin has a CERT in Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Technology and Master of Science in Operations management. Martin has delivered and helped to design some of the following training programmes emergency response training, self-containing Breathing Apparatus recertification training, chemical spill recertification training, Defect and yield awareness training, Induction training to new hires and Mentorship of new Front Line managers.

Henry Sheahan

Henry Sheahan has a wealth of industry experience in the areas of Financial Services, Retail, Private Health Care, Public Sector, Telecommunications and Software and has worked as an associate lecturer and trainer with a number of colleges and professional bodies for the past eighteen years. Henry lectures in the following modules of the BIFM program: Introduction and overview of Facilities Management, Procurement, Health and Safety, Risk Management, Leadership and Strategy, Change Management. He has also delivered some in house training on behalf of Portobello Institute and also has a role as an internal verifier. Henry currently Heads up the Facilities for SAP Ireland and had a similar role in Hutchinson 3G Ireland, he also held senior roles in his twenty one years in Bank of Ireland,  Superquinn, Blackrock Clinic, O2 Telecommunications and UCD. Henry holds a BBS in Procurement and Supply Chain, is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering, holds a certificate in Training and Development (HETAC Level 6). Has a Level 7 from NQAI in Health and Safety and holds a Post Graduate qualification in Education and Training from Griffith College.

Gerry Kelly

Gerry Kelly, B.Com. For over 40 years Gerry has worked in both the Private and Public Sectors.  During that time he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer along with Senior Director Roles in Public Relations, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Customer Service, Corporate and Social Responsibility and Emotional Intelligence.  Gerry has direct hands-on and tutoring experience of almost 20 years in the areas of both Customer Service and Corporate and Social Responsibility. Working with Multi National Corporations both in Ireland and abroad he designed, developed, tutored and implemented, throughout Europe and the US, over 100 Corporate and Social Responsibility, Customer Service, Education, Emotional Intelligence and Cross Border Programmes targeted at influencing and improving the work opportunities and lives of people living in Belfast and Dublin.

Damien Kelly

Damien Kelly is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Consultant (CTA) currently working in the Utilities industry as a Senior Commercial Financial Accountant. Damien ranked first place in Ireland in the final examinations of the Chartered Taxation exams. Damien qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant in 2007 when working in Practice with Ernst & Young, where he gained a considerable experience in all areas of Business. Also, for the past number of years, Damien has been tutoring for a number of Institutions throughout the country in the areas of Financial Management, Accountancy, Business and Taxation and has been recognised as a knowledgeable, interactive and interesting tutor.

Edwin Fleming

Edwin Fleming has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and a Professional Degree with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and has extensive experience in all aspects of FM.  He is a member of the BIFM, and a member of the Irish Engineers of Ireland (IEI).  In 2014 his experience was recognised when Edwin became the BIFM Ireland Region FM Professional of the Year.  Edwin currently works as outsourcing Facilities Manager for Sodexo Ireland and based in a Pharmaceutical manufacturing site, in Cork,  providing a full suite of FM services.   Edwin has vast experience across construction project and Facilities Management, retail, Transportation and Technology sector. Edwin has further experience in the following areas: Environmental Health and Safety, Procurement, Financial Control and budgeting, Continuous Improvement and Innovation, Plant/Asset Maintenance and Small Projects.