Enterprise Ireland Annual Report and Accounts 2009

Membership of the Board and Committees (Continued)

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Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is empowered to approve funding packages up to €1.25 million, for projects where previous approvals of funding do not exceed €3.25 million within the previous two years.

  • Frank Ryan (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland
  • Marian Byrne, Principal Officer, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
  • Helen Curley, Principal Officer, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation
  • Tony Haslam, Consultant
  • Pat Maher, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland
  • David Moffitt, Chief Executive Officer, K4 Holdings Ltd
  • Gerry Murphy, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland
  • Niall O'Donnellan, Divisional Manager, Investment Services, Enterprise Ireland
  • Feargal Ó Móráin, Executive Director, Innovation, Commercialisation and Investment, Enterprise Ireland
  • Julie Sinnamon, Executive Director, Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland
  • Jennifer Malone, Secretary to the Investment Committee

The following members retired from the Committee during 2009/2010: Mike Feeney, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland and Ronnie Sheehan, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation.

R&D Fund Committee

Enterprise Ireland's approach to R&D and innovation is guided by the Government's Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, 2006-2013, which is coordinated by the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation.

The R&D Fund was launched in early 2008 and is designed to provide support for research, development and technological innovation relevant at all stages of company development. It provides support to enable companies to progress from undertaking an initial research project to high level innovation and R&D activity.

  • Feargal Ó Móráin (Chairman), Executive Director Innovation, Commercialisation and Investment, Enterprise Ireland
  • Tom Hayes, Divisional Manager, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources, Enterprise Ireland
  • Kevin Sherry, Divisional Manager, Internationally Traded Services, Enterprise Ireland
  • Joe Madden, Department Manager, Electronics and HRD, Enterprise Ireland
  • Brian McCoy, Consultant
  • Aidan O'Connor, Consultant
  • Padraig Somers, General Manager, Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals
  • Denis Hayes, Technical Manager, Bulmers Ltd (Showerings)
  • Vacancy, Office of Science & Technology, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation
  • Pamela Byrne, Agricultural Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
  • Orla Donohoe, Bord Bia
  • Sean MacManus, Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • Charles McCorkell, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Dublin City University
  • Tom Beresford, Teagasc
  • Eileen McGoldrick, Secretary to the R&D Fund Committee

The following members retired from the Committee during 2009/2010:
Sean Tuohy, Teagasc and Pat McCourt, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Innovation.