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Delegated authority overview

Board of Directors

Gresham House Ireland ICAV

Michael Moriarty
Chair, Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael joined the ICAV Board in 2018. He was the former Head of Asset Recovery at NAMA. Prior to that, he was Head of Private Banking at Bank of Ireland.

Kevin Menton
Non-Executive Director

Kevin joined Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian) in 2008. He was previously Head of Corporate Banking at Ulster Bank and subsequently working in the private industry before joining Gresham House Ireland.

Ann Hargaden
Independent Non-Executive Director

Anne joined the ICAV Board in 2018. She was formerly the investment director at Lisney, a position which she held for over 20 years. She is a fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mark Barr
Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark is the former Head of Real Estate in Arthur Cox. He specialises in all aspects of commercial property including development, commercial landlord and tenant and investment acquisitions and disposals.

Gresham House Ireland

Pat Cox
Interim Chair, Independent Non-Executive Director

Pat is the former President of the European Parliament (2002-2004). He served as an MEP for Munster from 1989 and was also a TD (member of parliament) for Cork South Central. Currently he is a leading member of Sustainable Finance Ireland.

Tony McArdle
Independent Non-Executive Director

Tony joined the Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian) Board in 2015. He currently sits on an investor/credit committee within Dunport Capital (an alternate lender) and has 37 years experience in banking across the Ulster Bank Group, including branch management, head of lending, head of retail banking, group COO and main board director.

Greg Lawless
Non-Executive Director

Greg is a director of Arena Events Group plc in the UK and Hireall Ltd and Caterhire Ltd in Ireland. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and previously worked in Davy Corporate Finance, KPMG and Deloitte.

Patrick Lawless
Managing Director

Patrick founded Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian) in 2003. He has over 30 years’ investment experience in asset management. A member of the CFA Institute, he previously held leadership roles with Aberdeen Asset Management, ABN AMRO and Davy.

Enda McKenna
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Gresham House Ireland (formerly Appian) in 2019, Enda was CFO in Merrion Capital Group and previous to that NCB Stockbrokers. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and is an FCA with Chartered Accounting Ireland, as well as licentiate member of the ACOI.

Investment team

Burlington Real Estate

Niall Dineen
Chief Investment Officer

Niall previously worked with AGF, a mutual fund company. He holds an MBS in Financial Service and is a CFA charterholder.

Fiona O’Driscoll
Fund Manager

Fiona has over 20 years’ investment experience including debt advice to AHBs in Centrus Financial Advisors as well as loan origination and portfolio management roles in banking and asset management. She holds an MBA with a major in social finance from the Lisbon MBA.

John Bruder
Managing Director

Co-Founder and MD of Burlington Real Estate. John has over 35 years’ experience in property and investment management. He is a fellow of the SCSI and of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Niall Kavanagh
Property Director

Niall is Co-Founder and Property Director of Burlington Real Estate. He previously worked at Treasury Holdings from 2005 to 2012 as Director of Property where he was responsible for the Asset and Development functions.