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Clúid firmly believes that our success is down to our dedicated, professional team. Board members, all of whom are non-executive, are drawn from diverse backgrounds and bring a broad range of experience and skills to their deliberations. The board aims to ensure a balance of both age and gender among members and openly advertises for positions. The board is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance.


Mark Shakespeare – Chair

Mark is Senior Director – Treasury, in the Oil and Gas Sector with Montreal incorporated SNC-Lavalin Group. Prior to the acquisition of Kentz Group by SNC he was Treasurer of London Listed Kentz Group, and is based in Clonmel. He served as Treasurer of the McInerney home building Group for nearly 20 years and was experienced in the private and social housing markets in Ireland and UK in that role. His previous career had been in the public service.

Kathi Ó Riain – Vice-Chair

Kathi is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department of the Dublin law firm Eugene F. Collins. Originally from Cork, Kathi studied Law and German in UCC before moving to Dublin and doing a Masters in Trinity College. A fluent German speaker, she worked in the European Commission in Berlin before qualifying as a solicitor in the Law Society of Ireland. She also spent time working in a large law firm in London. She has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property law and has been involved in many high profile property transactions.

Des McCarthy – Treasurer

Des has over 25 years financial services sector experience encompassing roles in client facing and support functions. Des has spent a large part of his career structuring and financing large European infrastructure projects in the transportation, telecommunications, water and waste treatment sectors. Most recently Des was a Board Director and CFO of KBC Bank Ireland with responsibility for the Finance, Treasury, Credit and Data functions.

Michael Cleary

Michael founded the property development and asset management company Cleary McCabe & Associates in 1997. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Planning & Development Economics from Dublin Institute of Technology and is a fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Enda Cunningham

Enda is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is currently CEO of Matrix Claims Services Ltd., and has 14 years’ experience on PLC boards; having served as Finance Director of Athlone Extrusions plc and McInerney Holdings plc. In the latter role he gained widespread experience of the UK and Irish housing markets, including direct experience of the Housing Association industry. He is a director of the Pavilion Theatre and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from NUI Galway.

Eamonn Doyle

Eamonn was Chief Operations Officer at the Davy Group from 2003 to 2018 and, prior to that, managing director of Capgemini Ireland. He also worked at a senior level in IBM. Eamonn has extensive management and governance experience across the financial services and information technology sectors.