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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at DPS provides the right balance of Business, Financial, Technical and Managerial know how to direct the company in it’s ongoing global expansion plans.

The key working executive directors are supported by a very strong non-executive team. Find below brief biographies on the members of the DPS board.

  • Chairman

    Donal Roche

    Chairman

    Donal Roche

    Chairman

    Appointed Chairman in 2005, Donal is former Managing Partner of Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) and also served as Head of the Commercial and Corporate Finance Group. Donal is also Chairman of Barclays Bank Ireland plc. and Covestone Asset Management Ltd. Donal is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and is a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.

  • CEO

    Frank Keogh

    CEO

    Frank Keogh

    CEO

    Appointed CEO in 2010, Frank is former Operations Director and Dublin Operations Manager and has been a Director on the Board since 1996. Frank is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He qualified as a Quantity Surveyor B.Sc. (Surveying-Hons) in 1980 and a Diploma in Construction Economics in 1981. Frank has over 30 years experience working with multi-national consulting engineering companies and major multi-national clients in the engineering and construction Arena and has considerable international experience including Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

  • Chief Operations Officer

    Brian Donohoe

    Chief Operations Officer

    Brian Donohoe

    Chief Operations Officer

    Appointed as Executive Director in 2015, Brian is Chief Operations Officer(COO) of DPS Group. Brian is an engineering graduate of University College Dublin(B.E) and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France as well as being a Chartered Engineer(C.Eng.) member of Engineers Ireland. Brian started his career with Siemens Germany in process automation but has had a broad and varied engineering and management career including management consulting, private equity and construction. Prior to joining DPS in 2015, Brian was eleven years with a major Irish contractor in a number of senior management roles including Managing Director of their European division. He brings significant strategic, operational and international experience to the Board and executive team of DPS.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Eddie Kent

    Chief Financial Officer

    Eddie Kent

    Chief Financial Officer

    Eddie joined DPS Group in 2001 as Financial Controller and was appointed Finance Director in January 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant having graduated from University College Cork in 1992. Eddie has previously worked in Corporate Finance with a number of Pharmaceutical companies in the UK, Europe and the US and has brought his experience to growing the DPS Group internationally in recent years

  • Executive Director, Business Development

    Gerry Hamill

    Executive Director, Business Development

    Gerry Hamill

    Executive Director, Business Development

    Gerry Hamill is a Director of DPS with responsibility for strategic account management, growing strategic relationships and developing new business opportunities. Gerry joined DPS in 2005, where he has held a number of positions including European Business Development Manager and Country Manager for the Middle East. Gerry began his career with National Medical Care (WR Grace Company), where he worked in Research and Development. Since then he has held various business development and sales management positions with Veolia, Fresenius AG, Intellution and Gilroy Filtration (Pall). He has substantial experience in global industrial businesses and significant international and regional experience in Europe and Middle East. Gerry is a member of Engineers Ireland, Marketing Institute of Ireland and a Board Member International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (Irish Affiliate).

  • Managing Director, CS Europe

    Tony Mahon

    Managing Director, CS Europe

    Tony Mahon

    Managing Director, CS Europe

    Appointed to the DPS Board January 2015 Tony joined DPS in 1999 and set up the companies Contract Services Operation which is responsible for resourcing suitably qualified candidates for both the company and client projects. Tony’s background is in sales and marketing and he has 40 years’ experience within engineering, specialising in the pharmaceutical, medical device and general engineering sectors. He started his sales Career with Eutectic Castolin Institute where he held positions as technical sales specialist, technical account manager and area manager Ireland and UK. His substantial international and managerial experience was gained with Pegler and Louden Ireland where he held the position of Sales Director for 17 years prior to joining DPS. Tony is a member of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and International Society of Automation (ISA) and is a Past President and Board member of the ISA Ireland Section.

  • Managing Director, Advanced Technology Group

    Niall Dillon

    Managing Director, Advanced Technology Group

    Niall Dillon

    Managing Director, Advanced Technology Group

    Niall Dillon is Head of Operations for DPS’s Advanced Technology Group. With over 20 years’ experience in the Design, Project and Construction Management of complex projects in the Advanced Technologies sector, his responsibilities have included Program Management, Contracts Management, Cost Controls, Financial Modelling and implementation of Risk Management Programs on large $Billion capital investments. Niall has a solid understanding of the challenges of delivering large scale projects at engineering, project manager and client levels.

  • Group Engineering Director

    Cathal Farrelly

    Group Engineering Director

    Cathal Farrelly

    Group Engineering Director

    Cathal Farrelly is a director of DPS with responsibility for the development, implementation and management of EHS, Quality IT, Business and Engineering systems across the group. Cathal joined DPS in 1998 and has held a number of positions including Cork Operations Manager, Project Manager and Department Manager. Cathal has over 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and related sectors. Cathal’s experience covers the entire project cycle from concept, design through to construction, commissioning and start up. He is a highly motivated self-driven individual who will take on projects and assignments with great energy bringing a high degree of technical excellence. He has a solid understanding of the challenges in delivering business and project objectives.

  • Managing Director, Global Strategic Consulting

    Sue Cooke

    Managing Director, Global Strategic Consulting

    Sue Cooke

    Managing Director, Global Strategic Consulting

    Sue is a Principal Biopharma Consultant and Managing Director of the DPS Global Strategic Consulting Group. Sue has over 25 years’ experience in the Biopharmaceutical sector in Ireland, UK and mainland Europe engaged in Design Consultancy, Project and Program Management. Sue has a depth of experience in the early phase development of Biopharma projects leading feasibility and concept design studies for new facilities as well as extensive experience managing full design and construction project implementation. Her experience covers a broad range of facilities from laboratories, development and manufacturing facility projects in the drug substance and drug product areas, primarily for Biologics and ATMPs.

  • President, US Technical Services Operation

    Gerard Morgan

    President, US Technical Services Operation

    Gerard Morgan

    President, US Technical Services Operation

  • President, US Project Operations

    Aidan O'Dwyer

    President, US Project Operations

    Aidan O'Dwyer

    President, US Project Operations

  • Non-Executive Director

    Carl Dillon

    Non-Executive Director

    Carl Dillon

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Non-Executive Director in 2003, Carl was the long-time Managing Partner with Moore Stephens Nathans which is one of Irelands leading accountancy practices and business advisors. Carl brings a wealth of corporate financial advice and experience to the team.

  • Non-Executive Director

    John McGowan

    Non-Executive Director

    John McGowan

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointed Non-Executive Strategic Director in 2010, John is a former CEO of Intel, Ireland and VP and Director of Intel Corp. Services putting him in charge of sourcing sites and construction services for Intels facilities and investments all over the world. An engineering graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, Johns career covers a broad spectrum of technical, administration, consulting and strategic management roles. He brings a great depth of experience and strategic management capability to the DPS board.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Donal Dempsey

    Non-Executive Director

    Donal Dempsey

    Non-Executive Director

    Donal Dempsey joined the Board of DPS in 2016, having previously carried out some strategic consultancy assignments for DPS.
    As an accountant, he has had a long career with CRH plc; initially in Finance and later in General Management and International Business Development.
    In 2010, he retired from the role of Regional Director CRH Europe Materials. Donal brings strength in organizational structure, strategic planning, and international growth management.