Noreen O'Kelly, Corporate Governance Consultant

Noreen is a qualified chartered accountant and company secretary with twenty years’ experience in two of Ireland’s leading companies. She has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate governance and board management, together with a record of achievement in pension reform, risk management, treasury, strategic planning, budgeting and financial control.

Her most recent corporate role was as Group Company Secretary and member of the Executive Committee reporting to the Chairman/CEO for C&C, a leading drinks manufacturer, whose principal brands are Bulmers, Magners, Gaymers Cider and Tennent's Beer.  C&C is listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.

Prior to this, Noreen spent 12 years with Independent News & Media PLC, a leading international newspaper and media group, whose interests are in Ireland, Northern Ireland and South Africa.  This culminated with her becoming Company Secretary from 1997 to 2002, reporting to the Chairman/CEO. 

Noreen has a BA (Economics) from University College Dublin, and a Masters of Business Studies from Dublin City University.  She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, and holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards.