BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Michael Buckley MA, LPh, MCSI

(age 67) Non-executive Chairman; Chairman, Nomination and Governance Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Buckley joined the Board in September 2005 and was appointed non-executive Chairman in May 2008.

Key strengths: Mr. Buckley has senior management and board level experience over 25 years in stockbroking, mergers and acquisitions, banking, enterprise software, internationally traded services and healthcare businesses, in Ireland and internationally.

Previous board and management experience: He was Group Chief Executive of Allied Irish Banks plc from 2001 to 2005 having served as Managing Director of AIB Capital Markets and AIB Poland. Previously, he was Managing Director of NCB Group and a senior public servant in Ireland and the EU. He was previously a non-executive director of M and T Bank Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and of Enterprise Ireland.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications: He is a non-executive director of UK Asset Resolution Limited and Senior Advisor to a number of privately owned companies. He is an adjunct professor and chairs the Advisory Board at the Department of Economics in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and chairs the Board of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

 

Tommy Breen B Sc (Econ), FCA

(age 53) Chief Executive

Joined Board: Mr. Breen joined the Board in February 2000.

Key strengths: He joined DCC in 1985, having previously worked with KPMG , and has held a number of senior management positions within the Group, including Managing Director of the Energy, SerCom and Environmental divisions. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of DCC in March 2006 and subsequently became Group Managing Director in July 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive in May 2008.

Previous management experience: As detailed above, Mr. Breen has gained broad experience and knowledge of the DCC Group, during his 26 years with DCC.

Relevant qualifications: He is an economics graduate of Queens University Belfast and a chartered accountant.

 

Róisín Brennan BCL, FCA

(age 47) Non-executive Director; Member, Nomination and Governance Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee

Joined Board: Ms. Brennan joined the Board in September 2005.

Key strengths: Ms. Brennan has over 20 years experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings.

Previous board and management experience:
She is a former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance where she worked from 1990 until 2011. She is a former non-executive director of The Irish Takeover Panel.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications: She sits on the Finance, Remuneration and Asset Management Committee of University College Dublin. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.

 

David Byrne SC

(age 65) Non-executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director; Member, Nomination and Governance Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Byrne joined the Board and was appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director in January 2009.

Key strengths: Mr. Byrne has practised at the top of the legal profession. Following 27 years of practice as a barrister, he was Attorney General of Ireland from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Byrne served as the first EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection from 1999 to 2004. Following this, he served as Special Envoy of the Director-General of the World Health Organisation. His international commercial experience at board and advisory level ranges across the food, healthcare and construction materials sectors.

Previous board and management experience:
He has previously been a member of the boards of public and private companies, including The National Concert Hall (chairman), Irish Life & Permanent plc and Alltech (Ireland) Limited.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications:
He is a non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Kingspan Group plc and serves on a number of commercial international advisory boards. Mr. Byrne also chairs the National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee.

 

Kevin Melia FCMA, JDipMA

(age 64) Non-executive Director; Member, Audit Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Melia joined the Board in December 2008.

Key strengths: Mr. Melia has long experience across the IT sector, including hardware manufacturing and distribution and software development, as a corporate executive, an entrepreneur and as a non-executive director in listed companies. Additionally, he has experience as a principal in the private equity sector, and as a non-executive director in the financial services sector.

Previous board and management experience: He is a former non-executive Chairman of Vette Corp, Iona Technologies and Authorize.Net and was the Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manufacturers Services Ltd. Previous positions held include Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations of Sun Microsystems and President of its computer hardware division. Mr. Melia also held a number of senior management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications: He is a Joint Managing Director of Boulder Brook Partners, a private investment company and is non-executive director of Merrion Capital, Newtide Acquisitions, Analogic Corporation, Greatbatch Inc, RadiSys Corp and a member of the advisory Board of C&S Wholesale Grocers and Distributors.

 

John Moloney B.Agr.Sc., MBA

(age 57) Non-executive Director; Member, Audit Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Moloney joined the Board in February 2009.

Key strengths: Mr. Moloney has extensive top management and board level experience internationally and domestically in the dairy, meat and nutritionals sectors, covering processing, manufacturing and distribution. Previous board and management experience: He worked with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry as well as in the meat industry in Ireland.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications:
He is Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc where he has been a board member since 1997. He is a director of the Irish Dairy Board Co-operative Limited and a council member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation.

 

Donal Murphy B Comm, BFS, MBA

(age 46) Executive Director

Joined Board: Mr. Murphy joined the Board in December 2008.

Key strengths: Mr. Murphy has been Managing Director of DCC Energy since 2006. He was previously Managing Director of DCC SerCom having been appointed in 2004. He joined DCC plc as Head of Group IT in 1998.

Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in managing businesses in diverse industry sectors and in leading the acquisition and integration of numerous businesses, particularly in the Energy sector.

Previous management experience: He previously worked with Allied Irish Banks plc.

Relevant qualifications: He is a commerce graduate and a BF S graduate of University College Dublin and has also completed an MB A with the Smurfit Business School, Dublin.

 

Fergal O'Dwyer FCA

(age 52) Executive Director

Joined Board: Mr. O'Dwyer joined the Board in February 2000.

Key strengths: Mr. O'Dwyer joined DCC in 1989 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1994, having worked in that role in the lead up to DCC's flotation in that year.

He has worked in DCC in senior management positions for over 22 years and during that time he has worked closely with all of the Group's material operating companies on a range of financial management, treasury and strategic and development matters.

Previous management experience: Prior to joining DCC in 1989, he previously worked with KPMG and Price Waterhouse in audit and corporate finance.

Relevant qualifications: He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982.

 

Bernard Somers B Comm, FCA

(age 63) Non-executive Director; Chairman, Audit Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Somers joined the Board in September 2003.

Key strengths: Mr. Somers has long experience both as a principal and as an advisor in corporate advisory and restructuring projects. He has been for many years an investor in and advisor to start-up companies. He also brings extensive experience as a non-executive director in listed companies in the transport and financial sectors.

Previous board and management experience: He is a former director of public and private companies in Ireland and the USA and is former executive chairman of eTel group Limited.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications: He is founder of Somers & Associates, which specialises in debt and corporate restructuring. He is a non-executive director of eircom Limited, Irish Continental Group plc and is non-executive chairman of Escher Group Holdings plc.

 

Leslie Van De Walle

(age 56) Non-executive Director; Chairman, Remuneration Committee; Member, Nomination and Governance Committee

Joined Board: Mr. Van de Walle joined the Board in November 2010.

Key strengths: Mr. Van de Walle has a very wide range of international senior management business experience, as well as experience as a non-executive director, in the oil and gas sector, in the food and drinks industry, in manufacturing, in building materials and in the insurance sector.

Previous board and management experience: He is a former non-executive director of Aviva plc and former Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc. He previously held a number of senior executive roles in Royal Dutch Shell plc, including Executive Vice President of Retail for Oil Products and Head of Oil Products, Shell Europe. He has also held a number of senior management positions with Cadbury Schweppes plc and United Biscuits plc where he was CEO. He was also a non-executive director of Aegis Group plc from 2003 to 2009.

Current external commitments/relevant qualifications: He is non-executive Chairman of SIG plc and is a non-executive director of La Seda de Barcelona S.A.

 



   
Board
Name Length
of service
on Board
Michael Buckley (Non-executive Chairman) 6 years
Tommy Breen (Chief Executive) 12 years
Róisín Brennan (Non-executive Director) 6 years
David Byrne (Non-executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director) 3 years
Kevin Melia (Non-executive Director) 3 years
John Moloney (Non-executive Director) 3 years
Donal Murphy (Executive Director) 3 years
Fergal O'Dwyer (Executive Director) 12 years
Bernard Somers (Non-executive Director) 8 years
Leslie Van de Walle (Non-executive Director) 1.5 years
   
Audit Committee
   
Name Length
of service
on Committee
Bernard Somers (Chairman) 6 years
Kevin Melia 3 years
John Moloney 3 years
   
Nomination and Governance Committee
   
Name Length
of service
on Committee
Michael Buckley (Chairman) 6 years
Róisín Brennan 1 year
David Byrne 3 years
Leslie Van De Walle 1 year
Remuneration Committee
   
Name Length
of service
on Committee
Leslie Van De Walle (Chairman) 1.5 years
Róisín Brennan 6 years
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