Board Of Directors - Guaranteed Irish


Meet our Board of Directors

Paddy Kelly

Managing Director | Tegral Building Ltd.

Paddy was appointed Managing Director of Tegral in 2010. Prior to this, he had been the Sales Director for a number of years for Tegral, and was formerly a Sales Manager and Sales Representative also at the company. He holds a degree in Business (Management).

Throughout his time at Tegral, Paddy has also been the Chairman of Octabuild, the Chairman of the Building Materials Federation, and most recently President of the Hardware Association of Ireland from 2013-2015.

He is currently President of the European Federation of Fibre Cement Manufacturers.

Mark Keller Dairygold

Mark Keller

Head of Sales & Marketing | Dairygold Co-Op Society Ltd.

Mark joined Dairygold as Head of Sales & Marketing in September 2014 to develop a customer focused route to market strategy and to capitalise on the ending of Milk Quotas. His other core focus was to relaunch the Dairygold Co-Operative Society USP and to develop a Master Brand Strategy, to enable the Society to enter new markets and product categories in Dairy Nutrition.

Mark has 30 years of experience in sales & marketing roles in the electronics, telecommunications, FMCG, Luxury Goods and Dairy Ingredients industry. Prior to Dairygold, Mark has worked for Bose Music Systems, GEC Plessey Telecommunications, Mars Ireland, Waterford Crystal, Deloitte (Receivers) and WWRD Holdings UK Ltd.


Ger Brennan

Managing Director | MSD Ireland

Ger Brennan is Managing Director for MSD Human Health in Ireland and is Head of MSD Ireland’s Country Leadership Team which represents all elements of MSD’s Animal Health, Human Health and Manufacturing businesses in Ireland.

Prior to taking up his current role in 2016, Ger held a number of high level positions in MSD including Global Franchise Lead for Immunology; MSD’s Commercial Operations lead in Europe; and Canada and Immunology Regional Marketing Lead (RML) for Mid Europe.

In addition, Ger has worked across a wide range of areas in the pharmaceutical sector and is currently a member of the Strategy Board of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association – the representative body for the international research-based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.


Damien McCann

Director of Sales & Marketing | Viatel

Damien McCann, Director of Sales & Marketing, has progressed through the ranks at Viatel, the leading Irish cloud and technology company and has developed a wealth of experience helping indigenous Irish companies and multinationals around cloud, security and telecoms strategies.

In 2016 Damien took over as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Viatel Ireland, an integral member of the leadership team tasked with transforming Viatel direction and quickly disrupting the traditional telecoms market in Ireland.


Michael Jackson

Managing Partner | Matheson

Prior to his appointment as Managing Partner at Matheson, Michael spent over ten years as head of Matheson’s Financial Services practice.

Michael advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, broker-dealers and corporations carrying on business in Ireland or from Irish vehicles.

Michael was a member of the IFSC Funds Group established by the Department of An Taoiseach to consider and advise on legislative and other changes which are necessary or desirable to facilitate the continued growth of the Irish investment funds industry. He was also chairman of the legislative sub-group of the IFSC Funds Group.

Michael has spoken at a number of international financial services conferences. He has lectured at the law school of the Law Society of Ireland on financial services law and is a regular contributor to financial services publications.


Carmel Logan

Tax Partner | KPMG Ireland

Carmel Logan is a partner with KPMG, specialising in tax. Carmel has over 17 years experience advising Irish and multinational clients on all aspects of tax, across a broad range of sectors including the property, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Carmel has significant experience advising Irish headquartered groups with international operations, as well as multinational groups with Irish operations. She has particular experience of inward and outward investment in an international context as companies seek to expand their businesses including financing structures, acquisition vehicles and cross-border tax issues.

Carmel also advises a number of start-up companies on the challenges around fundraising, structuring shareholding arrangements, rewarding employees and growing global operations.

Guaranteed Irish - Martin Kelleher Managing Director | Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland

Martin Kelleher

Managing Director | Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland

Martin Kelleher is Managing Director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, which operates the SuperValu and Centra brands who generate combined retail sales of approximately €4.3bn.

Prior to his appointment in 2010, Kelleher held the position of Managing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners. He has also previously served as Consumer Insights Director and Sales Director of both the Centra and SuperValu brands, as well as holding roles in Musgrave’s Trading and Finance team.

Born in Cork, Kelleher holds a BComm from University College Cork and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Before joining Musgrave, he previously worked with both Gestetner and KPMG.


Brid O’Connell

CEO | Guaranteed Irish

Brid O’Connell, MMII, MMPRII, MSc (Hons), was appointed as CEO to Guaranteed Irish in July 2016. Brid has a long career in marketing, branding, communications and PR. She has welcomed the opportunity to add value to Guaranteed Irish members through her revitalising and repositioning of the organisation to reflect modern Ireland in a global economy.