Undergraduate degree in Commerce from University College Cork, Law Degree from Hon. Society of Kings Inns, called to the bar in 1997. MBA from University College Dublin Smurfit School of Business 2007. Following a Diploma in Research Methods, UCD, PhD candidate at University of Ulster. 15 years industry experience in global multinationals including Diageo, Cadburys, Wyeth, Kerry Group. Research areas include: governance of state owned enterprises, business ethics education, whistleblowing.
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Diploma in Marketing, Diploma in Law, Degree in Law, Masters in Business Administration, Diploma in Research Methods, PhD candidate
DIT Teaching Fellowship 2014: Ethics and Education
Key teaching areas include Company Law, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Business Law.
O'Connell, M. & Sweeney, L. (2015). An action plan for implementing the principles for responsible management education in College of Business programme learning outcomes. DIT Teaching Fellowship Reports 2014-2015.
Recent Conference Papers / Presentation
o “Dormant, Deadwood, Sucker, Leader – Pruning a Non-Profit Board for Growth” MBA Association Seminar February 2017
o “Board Accountability in State Owned Enterprises”, University of Ulster Seminar December 2016
o Interview with Sean McKeown, CFO Dalata Hotel Group Plc, an MBA Association seminar October 2016
o “The impact of regulatory change on board composition in State Owned Enterprises”, University of Ulster Seminar April 2016
o “Is it worth being a Director? Board of Directors & the Companies Act 2014” MBA Association seminar March 2016
o “Employee Silence and organisational wrongdoing in the banking industry”, Irish Academy of Management Conference 2013
o “The Role of Whistleblowing in Corporate Governance”, Irish Accounting & Finance Association Conference 2012
Committee and Professional Body Membership
President MBA Association Ireland 2013-2015, Convenor of the MBAAI Strategy Competition 2014 and 2015. Chairperson of the MBAAI National Conference 2014