Asheesh Dewan is the owner and founder of the cutting-edge contemporary Indian restaurant chain Jaipur. Asheesh is also the co-founder of a successful technology company “Segala” and “Metacert” in the USA. He was voted the Permanent TSB Entrepreneur of the year 2008-09 and also the Ulster Bank Ethnic entrepreneur of the year 2008. He is a board member on the South Asia & India Initiative at Trinity College working closely with the Trinity foundation. He is also a board member of Shantilife Foundation in India. Asheesh is active in mentoring young people in entrepreneurship and lectures at Various Irish Universities on the topic.
Maria Kelly is currently undergoing full time PhD studies in International Entrepreneurship at the University of Limerick. Prior to that, she was CEO of Limerick Chamber for 10 years. Maria served on many Boards and committees including Chambers Ireland, the Limerick Market Trustees, the Limerick Marketing Company and the City Development Board. Previously the Head of Marketing with Chorus (now UPC), Maria was responsible for developing and managing the company’s marketing strategy and rebrand in 2000 including the roll-out of new telecommunications services. Maria also worked with Murray Consultants in Dublin, in both the corporate PR and event management sections of the business.
Donncha Ó Treasaigh
Donncha Ó Treasaigh currently is the Chairperson and the ETB Sectoral Representative of NAPD Region 6 (Limerick, Clare & Kerry). He is Secretary of the ETBI sub-committee on ETB All-Irish Post Primary Colleges and an active member of the Limerick Education Centre (formerly Treasurer and currently Chairperson). Donncha has been appointed to the Junior Cycle Team to assist with in-service of school personnel in preparation for the commencement of the new Junior Cycle Student Award course. Recently, Donncha has been selected by NAPD to be mentor for newly qualified Principals and Deputy Principals.
Eugene Hayes, Company Secretary
Eugene Hayes is currently the owner and director of Midwest Corporate Services Limited. He previously worked for Ulster Bank in a career that spanned 32 years.
John Field currently serves as the Director of Finance at University of Limerick, a position he has held since 2009. He was also a manager for the international accountancy firm Ernst & Young from 1993 – 1999.
Justyna Cwojdzinska is the founder and current director of the Polish Arts Festival. She was previously involved in The Irish Polish Cultural & Business Association (IPCBA) from 2005 – 2010, an organisation in which she served as elected chairperson from 2007 – 2009. Justyna works closely with the Polish Embassy in Dublin promoting Polish culture and intercultural exchange between Ireland and Poland. For the past 11 years of PAF she has managed to present over 100 Polish artists to the Irish audience. During 11th PAF Justyna presented her one person show Nameless in Belltable that was greatly received in Limerick, Dublin and Poland.
Dr Joe O’ Connell
Dr Joe O’Connell currently teaches Education Legislation and Governance on the MA programme in Christian Leadership in Education in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He has served as a post-primary school principal, was founding director of St Senan’s Education office supporting the Boards of Management of the Catholic dioceses of Limerick, Kerry and Killaloe and also served as director of Limerick Education Centre. He also currently supports organisations such as the Centre for School Leadership (CSL) the IPPN (The Irish Primary Principals Network), NAPD (National Association of Principals and Deputies), the JMB (Joint Managerial Body) and the ETBI (Education and Training Boards of Ireland).
Maebh O’Gorman is a commercially minded lawyer who practices a collaborative based approach to achieve company goals with 12+ years of experience. Since 2017 she has served as Regeneron Ireland U.C. Director, Legal Counsel, and currently she is responsible for Regeneron’s Irish legal function at its first international manufacturing site in Limerick, Ireland, and is a member of the site senior management team. She is also a member of Regeneron Ireland’s CSR Committee and Regeneron’s Global Responsibility Committee.
Gordon Daly is Director of Service for Social Development in Limerick City & County Council with responsibility for Community Development, Tourism, Culture, Sport, Libraries, Gallery, Museum and Urban & Village Renewal. Gordon has worked in Local Government for over 20 years including as Chief Planner for both Offaly County Council and Clare County Council. He is a Past President and Fellow of the Irish Planning Institute.
The Management Board of the Hunt Museum are a Voluntary Board and do not receive any remuneration for their time or expertise.