The IMCA’s Board of Directors and Officers are as follows (see below for profiles of individual Directors):

Cassandra CorbetProspectus Management Consultants

John Byrne (President) Engineers Ireland
Eimear Duffy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Martin Markey Competitive Insights
Ciaran Brannigan (Honorary Treasurer) BDO
Lisa Byrne Cooney Carey
Fredericka Sheppard Voltedge Management
Marrita Kavanagh Pinnacle Project Partners

Board members can be contacted at
Patrick Downes, CEO of IMCA is contactable at
The IMCA is a company limited by guarantee without share capital.


John Byrne

President of IMCA

John Byrne is Director of Sectoral Engagement with Engineers Ireland where he has been a member of the leadership team since April 1995. In this role he provides strategic leadership to the network of 30 regional and engineering specific sectors across the country and overseas facilitating networking, sharing knowledge and best practice and ongoing engagement with industry and academia on behalf of our 25,000 members. Prior to this John was Director of Finance and Operations and was responsible for the financial management and performance of Engineers Ireland for over 23 years and he has also held the role of head of HR.

John is a Fellow, CMC and current President of the IMCA.


Eimear Duffy

Eimear Duffy is a Consulting Director with PwC, an IMCA Accredited Consulting Practice. She has over 16 years professional experience supporting clients undergoing IT and business change across the public and private sectors. She has a proven track record in successfully delivering complex, large scale technology and business transformation projects for her clients.

Eimear is a Member, CMC of the IMCA.


Martin Markey

Martin Markey is MD of Competitive Insights an IMCA Registered Consulting Practice.  His practice specialises in market research; and stakeholder, consumer, customer and competitor insight projects, providing clients in Ireland and the UK with insights to market challenges and performance improvement.  Clients are drawn from a mix of retailers, multinationals, SMEs and third sector providers. Before consultancy he spent a number of years with Electrolux Group Ireland as Business Intelligence Manager.   He has an MBS in International Marketing from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business and a Higher Diploma in e Business from the NCIRL.

Martin is a Member, CMC of IMCA.


Ciarán Brannigan

Ciarán Brannigan is a Senior Consultant in the Consulting Department of BDO, an Accredited Consulting Partner. He has over 12 years experience working in finance related roles including management consultancy, auditing, management accounting and investment decision. Ciarán is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, an Associate Member of the IMCA and current Honorary Treasurer of the Institute.


Cassandra Corbet

Cassandra is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working as a management consultant for health care structures in the US and the UAE. She is skilled in Cultural Integration, Team Building, Sales, Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, Programme and Project Management and Strategic Planning. Cassandra earned an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Event Management from Dublin Business School and a First Class Honours Master of Science in Management Consultancy at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Cassandra is Chair of the IMCA’s new ‘Young Consultants Group’. She currently works as a Consulting Manager with Prospectus Management Consultants.


Lisa Byrne

Lisa specialises in Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support and manages the forensics team at Cooney Carey Chartered Accountants, an IMCA Accredited Consulting Practice.  Her wide sectoral knowledge enables her to offer specific advice when working with clients, solicitors and barristers in matters including commercial litigation, dispute resolution, marital separation / divorce, financial investigations and fraud.   She also manages the audits of a number of wealth management products for one of the top global banks with responsibility for planning, implementing and reviewing the audit and advisory services provided.

Lisa is a a Member, CMC of IMCA, a member the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an accredited mediator and member of MFI (Mediation Forum Ireland).  She also holds a Diploma in Forensic Accounting and a Diploma in Managing People.


Marrita Kavanagh

Marrita Kavanagh is a Director of Pinnacle Project Partners, an Irish-owned, consulting firm specialising in programme and project management and an Accredited Consulting Practice of IMCA.  She has worked with clients in the financial services sector for over 23 years and has a strong reputation for successful delivery of complex IT, Business and Transformation initiatives for her clients in Ireland, Europe and the US.

Marrita specialises in the Cards and Payments sectors as well as large migration and infrastructure projects. She commenced her IT career with the Revenue Commissioners and was a Manager at Vision Consulting prior to joining Pinnacle in 2003. Marrita holds an IT qualification (ACP) from Trinity College,

Marrita is a Member, CMC of IMCA and is certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).


Fredericka Sheppard

Fredericka Sheppard is Director and Joint Managing Partner with Voltedge Management Ltd.   A graduate of UL and NCI in Human Resources Management, Fredericka has worked in Human Resource Management since the mid 1990’s during which time she held senior HR Management roles with a range of organisations. Working as a consultant for over 10 years, she has extensive knowledge and experience developing HR strategies, providing outsourced HR services and partnering with HR departments to provide support or advice in specific areas of Human Resources Management. She was appointed to the National Framework Committee on Work Life Balance – Panel of Experts in 2002 and 2007, and is a member of the HR and OD Consultants Panel with Enterprise Ireland.

Fredericka is a Member, CMC of IMCA and a Chartered Member of CIPD.