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Rowan Hillis, Senior Research Consultant

Any time I’m in the members’ area of the RDS, I’m always struck by a wonderful feeling of serenity, and love that it is such a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of Ballsbridge. As a venue, it has managed to keep the traditions of an era gone by, whilst at the same time embraces and facilitates current trends and needs. 

Inspired to establish an Amrop Community of Practice for emerging female leaders, Friday June 16th, saw us bring together a fantastic group of women to explore the key issues impacting women as they seek to...


by Mark O'Donnell, Partner

Bank of Ireland and Aryzta are currently planning successors to their outgoing CEOs. It put me thinking about the issue of leadership management and succession planning.  

There are many variables which influence a company’s performance that a board has no control over. The one area where it can exert total control is in the appointment of its CEO. Given the importance of the position, it would make sense that every effort was made in advance preparation for the expected or unforeseen vacation of an organisation’s top appointment. 



Amrop, Ireland’s pre-eminent Executive Search firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Helen Thomas to Research Principal and the appointment of Dr. Rowan Hillis as Senior Research Consultant. Helen has been a key member of the Amrop team since 2011, having started her executive search career in London in 2007. Rowan began her executive search career in 2002 in Scotland and has been working in the Irish market since 2015.  With Rowan’s appointment, Amrop’s Research team is now the most experienced in the country and reflects Amrop’s commitment to identifying the most...


Preparation the antidote to uncertainty

You’d be forgiven for thinking Theresa May had a lack of focus on this side of the Irish Sea, given her apparent little attention to the surprise results of Northern Ireland’s recent election. 

But, maybe David Davis has been lending more of an ear our way. In his interview with Andrew Marr on BBC One, just a few days after the IBEC CEO conference, he speaks to the concerns expressed there with more reassuring soundbites than have been coming from Britain in recent months. He was more open about the level of contingency planning...


Last year, the Irish business world was a little taken aback at the departure of the Web Summit to Portugal. It seemed a shame to lose such a successful and wildly popular annual event that generated millions for Dublin and much more in terms of inspiration, innovation and electric connections. But Frankie Sheahan, former Irish rugby international, is hot on its heels to fill that space. Claiming ground as “The World’s Leading Business and Self-Empowerment Summit”, in just its fourth year, this year’s Pendulum Summit in Dublin’s Convention Centre hosted 6,000...