EBEN Ireland – Founding Board of Directors
GEORGE KIELY BA Hons AKC MSc
George Kiely is currently a Senior Adviser in the Entrepreneurship Division of Enterprise Ireland, the state economic development agency. George graduated in Modern Languages, and Philosophy and Ethics from King’s College London and Business Studies from Liverpool University. He also took a M.Sc. in Science Communication (Ethics) jointly at Queens University Belfast and Dublin City University.
Following a career in journalism and industry in the UK, in 1980 he joined the Irish state economic development sector where he has worked in several capacities including two overseas postings in Iraq and Singapore. He has carried out a variety of assignments as a consultant for the World Bank in Asia.
He has worked extensively in the field of bioethics and took a year’s sabbatical in 2005 to work in Dublin City University as Visiting Researcher in Bioethics.
George has served twice on the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland) Ethics Council as Ireland representative.
STEPHEN CARROLL B Comm FCA Dip IFRS
Stephen Carroll trained as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and subsequently moved on to senior levels of responsibility within three different publicly quoted companies focussing on the international oil and gas sector, most recently as Finance Director for Providence Resources plc from 2000 to 2008. Providence Resources plc is a diversified international oil and gas company with major partners including ExxonMobil, Repsol, ENI and Petronas.
Currently his non-executive interests include natural resources, corporate governance, education and the literature of WB Yeats. A more complete profile is available on www.worky.com/stephen-carroll.
Stephen is Secretary of EBEN Ireland which is a registered charity.
JULIAN CLARKE BA MBS PDA FCA
Julian M Clarke is a KPMG trained Irish Chartered Accountant who led finance functions for international businesses in Australia, including two financial institutions and a leading entrepreneur.
Since 1992 he has been a Corporate Financial Management Consultant across all continents for multinationals and government departments. Now based in Dublin, he has worked with a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures and voluntary organisations. He has served on a number of committees of Chartered Accountants Ireland including Ethics, Publishing, Education, Business and the Council of the profession, teaches in business schools and dabbles in journalism for business magazines.
Julian has a twenty year interest in business ethics, since facing an ethical dilemma leading a finance function for a financial institution during recessionary times in Australia.For more than a decade he has been writing articles, teaching courses and organising, attending and speaking at international corporate integrity events.
His other professional interests include leadership and management, political economy, financial management including management information, spreadsheet modelling, publishing and (following a 1983 MBS thesis on Venture Capital) entrepreneurship, hence running ‘start your own business’ and ‘introduction to finance’ courses and teaching on entrepreneurship programmes in business schools.
Julian chairs EBEN Ireland and starting with Building Integrity in Business in 2003 has organised a variety of business ethics conferences and events..