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Causeway Ambassador Network 

Causeway is currently in the process of growing an Ambassador Network. 


The role of our Causeway Ambassadors is primarily to:

  • Actively support the objectives and goals of Causeway 
  • Act as champions and figureheads for Causeway, helping to raise its profile and grow membership  
  • Support key events and activities
  • Leverage their networks to facilitate new connections between businesses in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland 

Our Ambassadors 

Sean Fallon, Director - Centre for Board and & Director Development, Strathclyde Business School

Sean is an experienced Relationship Development Manager, bringing over 30 years experience in commercial banking and the Third Sector, to Executive Education and Leadership.
With the benefit of significant experience gained by being a “thought partner” to a great number of businesses across a variety of sectors, Sean identifies where opportunities exist for businesses to benefit from cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research, education and knowledge-exchange that the Strathclyde Business School can provide, or can tailor a bespoke programme to meet the individual and specific needs of a business.


Sean aims to increase footprint, revenue and contribution while enhancing quality and reputation of the University of Strathclyde and partners. As one would expect from a world class institution, the client base incorporates high potential SMEs, global multi-national corporations, family businesses, social enterprises, NGO’s, public and Third Sector organisations who they help develop the strategic leadership needed to build a prosperous, fairer and more inclusive society.
 



Ian McCann, Shoosmiths 

Ian McCann is originally from Portadown, Co Armagh and is a partner in the Construction Team at National Law Firm Shoosmiths working out of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. Ian specialises in drafting and negotiating building and engineering contracts, professional consultant appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and guarantees. He has worked on some of the highest profile projects in Scotland and Northern Ireland, including Edinburgh Trams and the redevelopment of the St James Centre in Edinburgh and Northern Ireland Water. Ian acted as Company Secretary and Board Member for Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange since its inception and has now accepted an appointment as an Ambassador for Causeway.





Colm Moloney, Red River Archaeology Group Ltd 

Colm has been involved in business development in the UK and Ireland for 25 years with most of that time working between Cork, Dublin and Edinburgh. He was previously the Chair of Causeway since its formation in 2016 until 2018. He is a graduate of University College Cork and The University of Leicester and has been a company director in the UK and Ireland since 1997.

Colm is the CEO of Red River Archaeology Group Ltd, the parent company of two trading companies Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd, a company registered in the Republic of Ireland and Red River Archaeology Ltd, a company registered in Scotland. As such, he has extensive experience of exporting services in both directions across the Irish Sea. The Red River Group currently employs over 100 archaeologists and support staff through offices in Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff and provides archaeological support and services on a broad range of developments with a strong focus on infrastructure, notably HS2 at the time of writing. Through these activities Rubicon and Red River are integral to the supply chains in sectors such as Roads and Rail, Housing, Renewable Energy and many more. This position provides a broad insight into the activities of numerous business sectors in the geographical area covered by Causeway.

Colm is the author of numerous academic and popular publications on archaeology in Scotland and Ireland. Colm is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.



John McClarey, Business Fives

John McClarey is the founder of Business Fives, a corporate charity events management company. An experienced professional originally from Limavady, Co Derry, John moved to Edinburgh to study, achieving a Master in Economics before forging a successful career in business development covering various industry sectors.  

Setting up his own company in 2016 Business Fives, who specialise in the management of corporate charity golf, football and esports events. John has worked with over 1,000 companies throughout the country raising over £175,000 for charities in the process.

 


Stefanie O'Gorman, Ramboll

Stefanie is the Director of Economics with Ramboll. Stefanie’s consulting experience (supported by academic training in environmental management, natural sciences and economics) spans the planning, technical delivery, and management of policy and infrastructure projects.

Most recently she has focused on the economics of cities and urban settlements with a view to delivering valuable and tangible social and environmental outcomes through improved design and delivery of infrastructure, the creation of investable propositions, alongside significant stakeholder, community and third sector engagement.

Her work in this area concentrations on environmental and social outcomes and how to support client in making ‘better’ decision. 

Stefanie is from Dublin, but has lived in Scotland for the last 20 years.



Gerry O'Sullivan, Senior Consultant, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions 

Gerry is a Senior Consultant within Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions  Ltd. (GDG) and has 42 years’ experience in civil and environmental engineering. Gerry has recently stepped down as Director of GDG.Gerry has worked in Scotland since 2012 and has been GDG’s Director in Scotland since 2015. He has been involved with Causeway since its initiation and for many years was Treasurer to the organisation. 

Gerry has extensive experience in civil and environmental infrastructure project management, both in the public and private sectors. His key areas of experience include, road and bridgeworks, renewable energy, and solid waste management. 

He has overseen projects from feasibility stage, through planning and EIS to construction and commissioning. Notable projects include the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm, Meentycat (Co. Donegal) and Gallawhistle, Dersalloch and Killgallioch (300MW) onshore wind farms in Scotland. 

In recent years, Gerry has been largely involved in business development throughout the UK and Ireland. He has also been involved in developing business in Poland, Turkey and the Middle East.


Eugene Mullan

A qualified architect and urban designer, Eugene is a founding director of architectural practice Smith Scott Mullan Associates in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He was educated at Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland and has worked in both London and Edinburgh.

Smith Scott Mullan are a design-orientated architectural practice based in central Edinburgh. They produce inspiring spaces and bring a creative and dynamic approach to the design process, supporting it with precise management systems. They enjoy challenging projects, encourage clients to have high aspirations and are positive and enjoyable people to work with.

Eugene has been Secretary of the Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment in Scottish Parliament for ten years. He was a founder and first Convenor of the CRAGS Community Sports Centre, a social enterprise SCIO in Edinburgh, he currently sits on the Board of Trustees. He is an Innovation Champion with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and was a Board Member of PAS (Planning Aid Scotland).

In 2020, Eugene was appointed as a Belfast International Homecoming Ambassador in recognition for the work he has done on behalf of Causeway in connecting Northern Irish businesses and professionals to the growing network, and as a friend and advocate for Belfast.


Siobhan Fogarty

Siobhan Fogarty graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with an honours degree in Law and followed that with a post graduate qualification from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin, as a barrister.

Her early career in Scotland saw her join the professional indemnity team of a small national broker, Corporate Risk Plc , which was later acquired by Johnson and Higgins and ultimately by Global broker Marsh & McLennan Insurance Services.

Siobhan worked primarily within the Claims Division helping a broad spectrum of clients, through the protection afforded by their professional indemnity insurance policies. She continued in this specialised field for over twenty years, the last eight of which were spent between London and Edinburgh when she joined the board of the internal Managing General Agent (MGA) of Lockton companies LLP as head of compliance and claims. Here she had a particular role in advising on the reduction of risk through the maintaining of a robust internal control framework.

Siobhan joined GS Group in February 2019 and as Legal and Regulatory Director, she is responsible for all compliance matters. She is also involved in new business initiatives, particularly in the professional indemnity arena.


For further enquiries about our Ambassador Network, please email membership@causewayexchange.net.

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