John Reynolds 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. John is a Chartered Director, an Economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from UCD.
Other current appointments Non-Executive Director of Computershare Investor Services (Ireland) Limited, Business in the Community Limited and the National Concert Hall.
Michael Stanley Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Executive Director Age: 52
Michael Stanley co-founded Cairn Homes plc and was appointed Chief Executive Officer prior to the IPO in June 2015. Michael has a strong pedigree in residential development and the broader property industry. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Holdings following its demerger from Shannon Homes. The Stanley family founded Shannon Homes in 1970, and the company was one of Ireland’s largest homebuilders in the 1990s and 2000s. Michael restarted his homebuilding operation in 2014 following the economic downturn in Ireland, and with his business partner Alan McIntosh, this provided the operational platform for Cairn Homes plc.
Michael also has extensive experience in the packaging, energy, agritech and healthcare sectors and was an original shareholder and former Non-Executive Director (2011 to 2016) of Oneview Healthcare, which completed a successful IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in March 2016.
Alan McIntosh Founder, Executive Director Age: 50
Alan McIntosh has been a principal investor and part of successful investor groups for over 18 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, including Topps Tiles Plc, PizzaExpress and Centre Parcs. 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.
Tim Kenny Group Finance Director Age: 56
Tim Kenny was previously Group Finance Director and Group Business Development Director (2005 to 2017) of Musgrave Group plc, Ireland’s largest grocery and food distribution business. Prior to joining Musgrave Group, Tim served as Finance Director of Dunloe Ewart plc, an Irish property company listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges, from 1997 to 2004. Tim has a degree in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Gary Britton Non-Executive Director Age: 63
Gary Britton was previously a partner in KPMG 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 was formerly a non-executive director of the Irish Stock Exchange plc and KBC Bank Ireland plc. Gary is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the Institute of Banking. Gary is also a Certified Bank Director as designated by the Institute of Banking.
Other current appointments: Non-Executive Director of Origin Enterprises plc.
Andrew Bernhardt Non-Executive Director Age: 57
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.
In 2007, he moved into investment banking with Straumur Investment Bank (now ALMC). On its successful restructuring in 2010, Andrew was appointed as CEO and remained in this role until 2013. Andrew subsequently served as a Non-Executive Director of ALMC from 2013 to 2017.
Other current appointments Non-Executive Director of AJ Walter Aviation Limited, and Non-Executive Chairman of Cedar Dean Group and Fairey Industrial Ceramics Ltd.
Giles Davies Non-Executive Director Age: 49
Giles Davies qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London and spent five years in management consultancy in London and New York. Giles went on to found Conservation Capital, a leading practice in the emerging field of conservation enterprise and related investment financing. Giles previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Capital Management & Investment plc, and as a Non- Executive Director of Algeco Scotsman Group.
Other current appointments Non-Executive Chairman of Wilderness Scotland.