Business experts set for July think-in on renewing economy
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS experts will gather in Dublin on July 11th to tell the Government how they can renew the economy.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore issued invitations to the 19 confirmed members of the advisory board to the Global Irish Forum late last month. They are tasked with advising the Government on how to implement the best ideas from that forum and how to get Ireland’s diaspora involved in the country’s recovery.
As reported in The Irish Times in April, Irial Finan of Coca Cola, Liam Casey of PCH International, broadcaster David McWilliams and Glen Dimplex chief executive Sean O’Driscoll will form part of the 19-member advisory group.
Also on the list is former Aer Lingus boss and current chief executive of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh.
Held in Dublin Castle last October, the second Global Irish Forum saw executives from 30 countries put forward their views on how to improve the economy.
Suggestions included increasing the number of graduate placement schemes in Ireland, using the diaspora to provide loans to small Irish businesses and improving access to Ireland for businesses and students.
GLOBAL IRISH FORUM ADVISORY BOARD
Rosaleen Blair Founder and chief executive, Alexander Mann Solutions, Britain
Loretta Glucksman Brennan Chair of the American Ireland Fund, US
Mary Campbell Head of Global Cash, Trade Operations for Deutsche Bank, Germany
Liam Casey Chief executive, PCH International, China
Fred Combe Managing director, Natus Pte Ltd, Singapore
Avril Conroy Operational excellence director, Inchcape, Russia
Patrick Cosgrave Founder and organiser of the Dublin Web Summit, Ireland
Susan Davis Chairman and founder of Susan Davis International, United States
Irial Finan Executive vice-president Coca Cola, United States
Clem Garvey Chief operating officer, Neopost, France
John Hartnett Founder and president of Irish Technology Leadership Group, US
Robert Kearns Founder and president of Kearns Insurance Corporation, Canada
Gerard Lawless Executive chairman, Jumeirah Group, Dubai
David McWilliams Economist and broadcaster, Ireland
Sean O’Driscoll Chairman and chief executive, Glen Dimplex, Ireland
Paul O’Sullivan Chief executive, Singtel Optus, Australia
Paul Scales Managing director, Pacific Investments Asia, Malaysia
Peter Sutherland Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Britain
Willie Walsh chief executive, International Airlines Group, Britain