Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor


Dublin, Ireland

Big Business Experience


Saudi PIF

Small Business Experience


Kirk Group


Ronan is an experienced finance and operations leader. A professional with a proven track record of providing invaluable support to clients during periods of change, growth, and performance improvement.

With over two decades of strategic experience across diverse industries, including Investment, Real Estate, Tech, Health, Financial Services, Media, Retail, and Distribution, this high-energy business leader has demonstrated expertise in various key areas. Throughout their career, Ronan has honed their skills in finance, operations, people management, and change management, making them a versatile asset to any organisation.

Their strategic acumen and extensive industry exposure allow them to navigate complex challenges and identify opportunities for growth and optimisation.


  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Ireland
  • MA, Organisational Behaviour and Change, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • BA, Business, Economics & Social Studies, Trinity College Dublin & Umea University, Sweden

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Accountancy
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Leadership Development, Coach & Mentor
  • Skilled Team Builder, Leader & Manager
  • Project Management and Performance Improvement
  • Organisation Development and Change Management
  • Financial transformation & System implementation
  • Financial Analysis and Planning, Budget and KPI Management
  • Clear Communications and Business Partnership
  • Relationship Management, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement
  • Risk Mitigation and Governance
  • Investment Management
  • M&A, Post-merger Integration, Corporate Restructures, & Succession Planning
  • Go-to-market strategies
  • ESG Integration


  • Established the vision, structure, and operating model for the group.
  • Provided FP&A services to group and portfolio companies to communicate insights that expose opportunities and target activities for operational teams.
  • Restructured investee companies for improved performance and integration into group.
  • Created a group reporting structure for financial, non-financial activities and KPIs.
  • Built, coached, led, and mentored ops teams for group and portfolio companies.
  • Served as a board member of group and portfolio entities.
  • Led deal team, from origination and due diligence to structuring and closing new deals.
  • Transformed a group of disparate companies into a robust group structure.
  • Implemented strong financial, operational, risk and compliance systems and processes to support clear communications, strong financial control, and corporate governance.
  • Created fantastic teams of engaged, motivated and successful people through clear definition of roles and accountability measures to keep people on track.
  • Guided unprofitable entities to become national leaders in their industry within 2 years.
  • A number of our leaders gained industry recognition and accolades for their impact.
  • During his tenure AUM increased by 50%, Net income increased by 100%.