Board of Directors
Cairn is led by a strong Board of Directors comprising senior executives from the private and public sector with a wealth of property, governance, finance and plc experience. The Board is complemented by a highly experienced management team with a proven track record of delivering high quality residential properties in Ireland and the UK.
John Reynolds is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. He was previously chief executive officer of KBC Bank Ireland plc (2009 to 2013) and President of the Irish Banking Federation (2012 to 2013), during which time he was also a board member of the European Banking Federation. He is currently a non-executive director of Computershare Investor Services (Ireland) Limited and a director of Business in the Community Limited.
Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Executive Director
Michael Stanley has a strong pedigree in home and property development. He was appointed chief executive officer (2005-2014) of Stanley Holdings, following the demerger of Shannon Homes, a large Irish house builder in which the Stanley family held a 50% stake. Michael also co-founded Coastland Partnership (2001 to 2009), a partnership focusing on property development in Dublin and London.
In recent years, Michael has served as non-executive director of Oneview Healthcare (2011 to 2016), and adviser to Endeco Limited, an Irish energy company (2011 to 2014). In 2012, he established Lead Asset Management Limited, a property development company which subsequently completed planning and redevelopment of a number of residential and commercial schemes in Dublin.
Founder, Executive Director
Alan McIntosh has been a principal investor and part of successful investor groups for over 17 years. During this time he has had operational management roles and been part of management teams that have successfully grown a number of different businesses. Alan was a co-founder of each of Pearl Group (now listed as Phoenix Group plc), Punch Taverns plc, Spirit Group plc and Wellington Pub Company Ltd.
Alan’s private investment vehicle, Emerald Investment Partners, has interests in real estate, healthcare, biotech and technology in Europe and North America. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1992.
Group Finance Director
Eamonn O’Kennedy was previously Chief Financial Officer (2012 to 2014) of Independent News and Media plc, a company with a dual listing in Dublin and London with over 1,000 members of staff and a peak market cap of €2,967 million.
Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Eamonn held a number of management roles with Independent News and Media plc between 1999 and 2012, including Finance Director (Ireland) and Group Finance Manager. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with PwC in 1996.
Gary Britton is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is currently a Board Member of The Irish Stock Exchange plc, KBC Bank Ireland plc and The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland. He was previously a partner in KPMG (1989 to 2011) where he served in a number of senior positions, including the firm’s Board, the Remuneration and Risk Committees and as Head of its Audit Practice.
Gary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Banking. He is also a Certified Bank Director as designated by the Institute of Banking.
Andrew Bernhardt is a member of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. He currently serves on the boards of ALMC (where he was previously CEO) & West Ham United FC.
Prior to joining ALMC, Andrew had a 29 year career in commercial banking at Barclays Bank and GE Capital. He was heavily involved in supporting the growth of a number of well-known property companies (including Canary Wharf, Hammerson, Slough Estates and Howard de Walden Estates) during his time at Barclays Bank.
Giles Davies is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Giles qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London and spent five years in management consultancy in London and New York. He went on to found Conservation Capital, a leading practice in the emerging field of conservation finance and enterprise.
He is currently a non-executive director of the Algeco Scotsman group – a leading global provider of modular space with operations in 29 countries and revenues exceeding US$1.5 billion. He is also non-executive chairman of Capital Management & Investment plc and non-executive chairman of Wilderness Scotland (Wilderness Ireland is a subsidiary).