What I wish I’d known before I started By Bernie Keogh, managing partner, Alternatives Elect

After twenty years in business and now running a leading international executive search business based in Dublin, I’ve learned that opportunities arise, doors open and a path always emerges but the journey is more fulfilling and enjoyable if you are doing what you love. This is why I admire artists of all kind & entrepreneurs so […]

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Leading expert predicts where Ireland inc. will source its new business leaders

We predict that Product Management will be the next sourcing ground for Ireland’s future CEO’s. In an era where assessing and delivering the needs of the customer is absolute, there’s a robust argument for saying that business talent working in Product Management will have all the key commercial skills needed to become economic drivers of […]

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EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business

EY Report Highlights Financial Benefits of Gender Diversity in Business on International Women’s Day Organisations with 30% female leaders could add up to 6 percentage points to their net margin Ireland ranks 28th out the top 56 countries surveyed for number of women on boards Building “Pipeline” of female talent necessary to get more women […]

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Frank Gleeson (MD Aramark) dicusses the importance of innovation and thoughtfulness in his leadership style.

I was particularly keen to meet with Frank Gleeson to understand more about his leadership style and to discover a little more about one of the hidden giants in the Irish food and retail industry that is Aramark.  To date, Frank’s most prominent position was with Topaz Energy Group, where he spent 12 years, culminating […]

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Creative Leadership for Growth – Debrief Wed 23rd Sept 2015

Leading business and cultural figures Derek Kehoe, CEO, BNP Paribas Group, Ireland, Simon Taylor, CEO, National Concert Hall, Angela Dorgan, CEO, First Music Contact and Gerry Macken, CEO, Digital Hub Development Agency were interviewed on the theme by Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Business to Arts. “What we’ve learnt is that the notion of Creative Leadership is […]

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Data, predicting the talent landscape in Ireland.

If you check the business news in Ireland you’ll see new roles being created in the field of data. Entwined with the tech and FinTech sectors, data is a hot space for talent and brings many challenges for the C-suite, particularly when addressing skill shortages and its place within the organisation structure. It was 2009 when […]

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Future proofing your marketing team in today’s digital environment.

Outputs from Alternatives Think Tank – 8th July 2015 by Charley Stoney, Group Managing Director, Alternatives This was the fourth in the Marketing think tank series hosted by Alternatives and attended by senior marketing and digital leaders across the banking, retail, medical, automotive, insurance, FMCG, gaming, media and telco industries.   Facilitated by Asta Lund, Multi-Channel […]

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Driving Value in the Drinks Industry

Charley Stoney, Managing Director of the Alternatives Group, interviews Pat Magee, Managing Director of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, on driving value in the drinks industry and how the sector is faring in these challenging times. Pat’s career path was always sales-focused even though he completed a marketing degree at night while at Reckitt and Colman […]

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Irish Financial Services & Fintech outlook for 2015 is promising

After years of one-way traffic, the Irish Financial Services & Fintech outlook for 2015 is promising. Senior Irish financial executives, and bankers in particular, are returning to Dublin. They will face a changed landscape with recent employment headlines centred all too often around the proliferating FinTech sector, or larger firms using Ireland for a data […]

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Leadership in a changing environment

Colin Gordon has led Glanbia Consumer Foods for nine years during which time the Irish dairy industry has changed almost beyond recognition.  He is chairman of the Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) and vice chair of the Strategy Report for Prepared Consumer Foods for the Minister of Agriculture.   He spoke with Charley Stoney about […]

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