Position: Chief executive, Dalata Hotel Group
Background: Started the Maldron hotel brand in 2007. He had been chief executive of the Jurys Doyle group until 2006.
He "retired" after the group was taken private by the Doyle family.
He is also a non-executive director of the leisure arm of the Quinn Group, as well as food group Greencore.
He's also a board member of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Personal: Married with one son, one daughter.