Professor Anna Davies
Anna Davies is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she directs the Environmental Governance Research Group. Widely published in the fields of environmental decision making and sustainable development, Anna is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the International Science Council. She advises government through her membership of Ireland’s National Climate Change Advisory Council and is a Board Member of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production and a founding member of Future Earth’s Knowledge Action Network (KAN) on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Prior to retirement, Sheena, was head of the Planning, Social and Environmental Department of Ballymun Regeneration Limited. She is a professionally qualified Town Planner with over thirty years’ experience of local authority planning and is the former Chair of the Irish Branch (Southern Section) of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). She has particular experience and expertise in relation to urban regeneration and additionally the development of sustainable communities encompassing economic, social and environmental aspects and their interdependence.
Lisa is the Rediscovery Centre’s Company Secretary and currently holds the position of E-Commerce Channel Manager at Eason & Son. She has extensive experience in both retail and IT sectors, having started her career in marketing with Ingram Micro. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UCD in English and History of Art, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Robert Murphy was born and raised in Ballymun and has over 30 years retail experience. Robert started out with a 2-person van shop on Balbutcher Lane and today, Operates a SuperValu, Centra, Murphy’s Off-licence and Post Office Business in Ballymun, employing 90 local people. Robert has a Degree in Retail Management.
He is Extremely committed to the socio-economic success of Ballymun.
– Ballymun4business (Chairperson)
– Ballymun Civic Alliance (Board Member)
– Ballymun Tidy Towns Group (Chairperson)
– Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre (Financial Controller)
– Our Lady’s Nursery (Chairperson)
Enda is a lecturer in the Product Design Department at the National College of Art and Design and course coordinator for the MSc in Medical Device Design. With a degree in Polymer Technology and masters In Engineering Product Design, he specialises in applying science and technology to design questions. Enda has a keen interest in sustainability and has integrated sustainability considerations into the teaching of materials and manufacturing at NCAD. A design collaboration with the Rediscovery Centre resulted in NCAD’s first spin out company, Obeoliving.ie. Having coordinated modules in Design Thinking for the MBA at The UCD Smurfit School UCD and Sustainable Product Design at NUI Maynooth he is interested in the design of new products, services and business models for the circular economy.
Growing up in Germany, studying in Ireland, moving to the UK, and travelling extensively, Anke has always engaged in numerous social impact, biodiversity and sustainable development initiatives. Early in her career, she took a sabbatical to support local community development in Bolivia and five years ago, with a young family, travelled across Asia. She has been a financial supporter across several cause areas, from homelessness to educational attainment for students growing up in disadvantaged areas. Most of her time currently is in setting up a Forest Charity to plant native trees in Ireland in order to increase biodiversity, CO2 drawdown, climate education and access to nature. Anke is the Co-founding partner of Attestor Capital, a value investment fund which manages over $7bn on behalf of large US universities and family offices. Prior to Attestor, she worked at several investment firms, including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. She also currently sits on Trinity College Dublin’s Provost Council.