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Board of Directors

Brian O’Kelly
Brian O’Kelly
Chairman

Brian has over 30 years of industry experience. Previously Co-Head of Investment Banking and Managing Director of Corporate Finance in Goodbody Stockbrokers, Mr. O’Kelly has deep knowledge of financial markets having operated at the highest level at a regulated entity at Goodbody Stockbrokers. He also sat on the board of Directors at Goodbody Stockbrokers and Ganmac Holdings, the holding company of the Goodbody Group. He was previously the Senior Independent Director at Irish Continental Group plc.

Patrick J Lawless
Patrick J Lawless
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick founded the Company 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 fund management, stockbroking and private banking businesses and was Head of Investment for ABN AMRO Bank in Ireland.
He is a qualified Investment Analyst, is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and the Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and Ireland. Patrick is also a member and director of the Board of the Irish Association of Investment Managers (IAIM).

Catherine Duffy
Catherine Duffy
Non-Executive Director

Catherine is a former partner and Chair of one of Irelands leading law firms, A&L Goodbody. During her partnership she was head of the financial services and banking department and head of its asset finance group. She has advised many RFSP’s in meeting their obligations in the banking and private equity space. Her practice included all aspects of banking including corporate and acquisition financing, asset financing, securitisation, and general banking. Catherine has also been a director of a publicly quoted firm.

Tony Dalwood
Tony Dalwood
Non-Executive Director

Tony is the Chief Executive of Gresham House plc. an alternative assets management group quoted on the London Stock Exchange. He was formerly CEO and Chairman of a FTSE 250 fund management subsidiary (SVG Advisors and SVG Investment Managers), an international private and public equity fund management business. Tonyhas a long track record of business building alongside product innovation and execution, and fund management investment.

Pat Cox
Pat Cox
Non-Executive Director

Pat is a former Irish politician and television current affairs presenter. He was President of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2004 and served as a member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 2004. Prior to this he was a journalist and presenter with RTÉ's Today Tonight and then a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South–Central. He fills advisory and Board level roles on a variety of commercial, charitable and European bodies.

John Bruder
John Bruder
Director, Gresham House Ireland Real Estate

John was co-founder and Managing Director of Burlington Real Estate prior to its acquisition by Gresham House Plc in March 2022. He was formerly Chief Executive of Treasury Holdings Ireland and prior to that was Head of Property at AIB Investment Managers Ltd.
He has 40 years’ experience in the Irish property investment market and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI). John served as President of the SCSI in 2001 and Chair of Urban Land Institute Ireland in 2018.