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Board of Directors

Patrick J Lawless
Patrick J Lawless
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Lawless founded Appian in 2002, after completing the management buy-out of the private client arm of Aberdeen Asset Management Ireland Limited.
He has over 30 years' investment experience in the asset management business and previously held leadership roles in Davy , ABN AMRO and Aberdeen Asset Management. Patrick is a qualified Investment Analyst and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute .
Patrick also sits on the Committee of Management of the Irish Forestry Unit Trust (IFUT) and is a Director of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.

Enda McKenna
Enda McKenna
Chief Operating Officer and Director

Enda joined Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian Asset Management) in 2019 and is Director of Operations. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick and trained as a Chartered Accountant. He has gained over 20 year’s experience in financial services initially with NCB Stockbrokers and more recently with the Merrion Capital Group where he was Chief Financial Officer for nine years. He is a Registered Stockbroker, Qualified Financial Advisor and is also a member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland holding a Professional Diploma in Compliance.

Pat Cox
Pat Cox
Interim Chair and Non-Executive Director

Pat joined the Board of Appian in October 2017. He was formerly President of the European Parliament (2002 – 2004), being elected on 15 January 2002, having served as an MEP, Munster from 1989. He served as a TD for Cork South Central (1992-1994). He was General Secretary of the Progressive Democrats (1986-1989). Pat is President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also a member of the Appointment Advisory Committee, of the European Investment Bank. He holds many honours/awards including Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur, France and Commandeur de l”ordre des Palmes académiques, France and national honours in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Poland and Romania.

Greg Lawless
Greg Lawless
Non-Executive Director

A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Greg joined the board of Appian in May 2003. Greg is a director and significant shareholder in Arena Group Limited in the UK and Hireall Limited and Caterhire Limited in Ireland. Prior to this he worked for Deloittes and KPMG in Dublin and Minneapolis and was subsequently a director at Davy Corporate Finance, the corporate finance arm of Davy Stockbrokers.

Tony McArdle
Tony McArdle
Non-Executive Director

Tony Joined our board in February 2015. He was previously a director of Ulster Bank where he had been head of corporate banking and chief executive of retail banking as well as holding a number of other senior positions. After leaving Ulster Bank in 2002, Tony held a number of non-executive directorships including Kingspan Group plc and is currently a non-executive director of several large private companies