Board of Directors

Michael Buckley   Michael Buckley
Non-executive Chairman

Michael Buckley, MA, LPh, MCSI, (66) was appointed non-executive Chairman in May 2008. He is a non-executive director of M and T Bank Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, of Enterprise Ireland and of UK Asset Resolution Limited. Mr. Buckley is senior adviser to a number of privately owned Irish and international companies, is an adjunct professor at the Department of Economics in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and chairs the Board of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. 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. Mr. Buckley joined the Board in September 2005.
     
Tommy Breen   Tommy Breen
Chief Executive

Tommy Breen, B Sc (Econ), FCA, (52) was appointed Chief Executive in May 2008 having been Group Managing Director from July 2007. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and has held a number of other senior management positions in the Group, including those of Managing Director of DCC’s Energy, SerCom and Environmental divisions. Mr. Breen joined DCC in 1985, having previously worked with KPMG. Mr. Breen joined the Board in February 2000.
     
Róisín Brennan   Róisín Brennan
Non-executive Director

Róisín Brennan, BCL, FCA, (46) is a former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance, where she had extensive experience advising public companies in Ireland. Ms. Brennan also served as a non-executive director of The Irish Takeover Panel during 2000/2001. Ms Brennan qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. Ms. Brennan joined the Board in September 2005.
     
David Byrne   David Byrne
Non-executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

David Byrne, SC, (64) joined the Board and was appointed non-executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director in January 2009. He is a non-executive director 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. 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.
     
Kevin Melia   Kevin Melia
Non-executive Director

Kevin Melia, FCMA, JDipMA, (63) is non-executive Chairman of Vette Corp, 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. Mr. Melia is a former non-executive Chairman of 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. Mr. Melia joined the Board in December 2008.
     
John Moloney   John Moloney
Non-executive Director

John Moloney, B.Agr.Sc., MBA, (56) is Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc where he has been a board member since 1997. He joined Glanbia in 1987 and held a number of senior management positions including Chief Executive of the Food Ingredients and Agricultural Trading divisions. Previously, Mr. Moloney worked with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry as well as in the meat industry in Ireland. He is a director of the Irish Dairy Board Co-operative Limited and a council member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation. Mr. Moloney joined the Board in February 2009.
     
Donal Murphy   Donal Murphy
Executive Director

Donal Murphy, B Comm, BFS, MBA, (45) joined DCC in 1998 having previously worked with Allied Irish Banks plc. He was appointed Managing Director of DCC Energy in 2006 having been Managing Director of DCC SerCom for a number of years. Prior to this Mr. Murphy was Head of Group IT. Mr. Murphy joined the Board in December 2008.
     
Fergal O’Dwyer   Fergal O’Dwyer
Executive Director

Fergal O’Dwyer, FCA, (51) has been Chief Financial Officer since 1994. He joined DCC in 1989 having previously worked with KPMG in Johannesburg and Price Waterhouse in Dublin. Mr. O’Dwyer joined the Board in February 2000.
     
Bernard Somers   Bernard Somers
Non-executive Director

Bernard Somers, B Comm, FCA, (62) is the founder of Somers & Associates, which specialises in debt and corporate restructuring. He is a non-executive director of Irish Continental Group plc and has also been an investor in and a director of several start-up companies. Mr. Somers joined the Board in September 2003.
     
Leslie Van De Walle   Leslie Van De Walle
Non-executive Director

Leslie Van de Walle, (55) is non-executive Chairman of SIG plc and is a non-executive director of Aviva plc and of La Seda de Barcelona S.A. Mr. Van de Walle is a former Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc and 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. Mr. Van de Walle joined the Board in November 2010.
     
Maurice Keane   Maurice Keane
Non-executive Director
(retired on 5 April 2011)

Maurice Keane, B Comm, M Econ Sc, (69) was a member of the Court of Directors of Bank of Ireland from 1983 to 2005, and Chief Executive from 1998 to 2002. In January 2009 he was appointed a director of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited after it was nationalised. He is a director of Axis Capital Holdings Limited, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is a member of the National Pension Reserve Fund Commission. Previously, Mr. Keane was Chairman of BUPA Ireland and of Bristol & West plc. Mr. Keane joined the Board in March 2002 and retired from the Board on 5 April 2011.


Board Length of service on Board
Michael Buckley (Chairman) 5 years
Tommy Breen 11 years
Róisín Brennan 5 years
David Byrne 2 years
Kevin Melia 2 years
John Moloney 2 years
Donal Murphy 2 years
Fergal O’Dwyer 11 years
Bernard Somers 7 years
Leslie Van de Walle 0.5 years

Maurice Keane retired from the Board on 5 April 2011

Audit Committee Length of service on Committee
Bernard Somers (Chairman) 5 years
Kevin Melia 2 years
John Moloney 2 years

Nomination and Governance Committee  
Michael Buckley (Chairman) 5 years
Róisín Brennan 0.1 years
David Byrne 2 years
Leslie Van De Walle 0.1 years

Remuneration Committee  
Leslie Van De Walle (Chairman) 0.5 years
Róisín Brennan 5 years
Michael Buckley 5 years
David Byrne 2 years

 

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