Recently retired, Ciarán was a career public servant having worked in Local Government and Local Development for his entire professional life. He was Assistant City Manager for Dublin City Council from 2002 to 2010 and held the post of Managing Director, Ballymun Regeneration Limited from 1997 to 2010. Ciarán also was County Development Officer with South Dublin County Council, and Chief Executive Officer with South Dublin County Enterprise Board.
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.
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.
Lisa currently holds the position of Marketing Manager at IKEA, Ireland. 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.
Jessica Dailey recently began a full time doctorate in counselling psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to this, she worked for 15 years in management consulting and human resources. Her work involved advising leadership teams on people management and performance, particularly through business transformation. Jessica has always had an interest in the environment and education as well as social enterprise. She previously served as a school governor in a primary school in South London.
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.
Sarah Miller is the Rediscovery Centre’s Company Secretary and is a PhD qualified environmental scientist with a Degree in biotechnology and a Masters in Business Administration. She has over 15 years private sector experience in the UK, Ireland and Australia, primarily in the area of operational waste and energy management. Sarah established the Rediscovery Centre as a small research and education centre in 2005 and has overseen its development ever since.