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Meet the team

Kieran Mulvey

Non-Executive Director, Chairperson

Kieran Mulvey was Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission since its inception in 1991 and subsequently took on the role of Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015, retiring in June 2016.

John Murray

Non-Executive Director

John Murray has worked for over 25 years in leadership roles within a variety of industry sectors nationally and internationally including start up technology, product distribution, professional services, manufacturing and corporate finance.

Padraig McKeon

Non-Executive Director

Padraig McKeon has worked for over 25 years as a leader, advisor and manager in the corporate communications industry. During that time he has worked closely with a broad range of Ireland’s leading business and public sector organisations.

Derek McKay

Managing Director

Derek McKay, BBS, Chartered MCIPD, is an experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Katie Ridge

Head of Employer Relations

Katie Ridge, Chartered MCIPD, Barrister at Law, has practical Human Resource experience combined with substantial employment law knowledge and workplace investigation know how.

Tommy Cummins

Head of Industrial Relations

Tommy Cummins advises Adare Human Resource Management clients on significant and large scale industrial relations issues. Tommy regularly represents Organisations in the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

Ronan Mac Giolla Phadraig

HR and Employment Law Manager

Ronan Mac Giolla Phadraig is an experienced HR practitioner with over 20 years of experience across all facets of the HR spectrum. He has held a number of senior roles in large organisations followed by a career in the HR consulting arena.

Sarah Fagan

Consulting Practice Manager

Sarah Fagan supports clients in the delivery of agreed strategic Employee Relations, Industrial Relations and HR consulting projects and oversees the consultancy services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors.