Dick Spring

Mr Dick Spring has been Chairman of International Development Ireland since 2002.  A former Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Spring was elected Leader of the Labour Party in 1982.  During his 15 year tenure as Leader, the party participated in 3 Irish coalition governments, with Mr Spring holding the […]

Ronan Deignan

Ronan Deignan is a Director of IDI. Over his 25 years at IDI he has managed over 50 project management and consultancy contracts across the globe with a particular focus on projects in the Middle East. Previous clients have included the World Bank, the EU, the EBRD, governments, government agencies, corporates and banks internationally. Ronan […]

Ted Bowe

Ted Bowe is a Director of IDI. He has been a certified management consultant and project manager for over 20 years.  An accountant by background, he has during this period, led client engagement, financial planning, technical scoping and delivery of contracts in all key markets in the core areas of IDI’s activities. Before joining IDI, […]

Konrad Nierubiec

Konrad Nierubiec heads IDI’s Senior Project Director business focused on donor funded Technical Assistance projects in transition economies in the fields of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Foreign Direct Investment Attraction, Export Promotion and SME Development. He has an extensive network of contacts and experts and leads business development in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Egypt and Azerbaijan. […]

Gerry O’Brien

Gerry O’Brien heads up the IDI Institute.  He organises the design and delivery of an annual program of globally-recognised programs in Foreign Direct Investment, Export Development and Banking.  Using IDI’s wide network of practitioners with particular skills in group participation and engagement, he also prepares bespoke workshops and conferences for clients both in Ireland and […]

Dermot Clohessy

Dermot Clohessy is a specialist in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with extensive understanding of best practice in investment attraction and FDI development globally. A result focused practitioner, Dermot spent 28 years with the Irish FDI Agency – IDA Ireland, and was the organisation’s COO & Executive Director from 2006 – 2015.   During his time […]

Brenda O’Regan

Brenda O Regan is IDI’s Chief OperatingOfficer. Brenda is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and is responsible for divisional operations and direct government projects for IDI across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. She has developed a deep network of contacts and relationships across all relevant agencies in the region.  Joining IDI in 2016, Brenda was IDI’s International Compliance and Operations Manager responsible […]

Rachel McCarthy

Rachel McCarthy is IDI’s Manager, Direct Projects manages the project delivery team which manages the logistics and day-to-day  activities of IDI teams internationally.   Rachel joined IDI in 2014 working on projects funded by the European Commission and the World Bank in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  She subsequently managed IDI projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain […]

Deirdre Gavin

Deirdre Gavin joined IDI as a Project Manager in 2019.  Deirdre has project managed and provided advisory support to projects in Botswana, the United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan. Her projects have involved​ Investor outreach, investment led regional development, the establishment of a special economic zoning agency and a corporate restructuring project.​ ​Prior to joining IDI, Deirdre worked in the not-for-profit sector with multiple […]

Lauren Galligan

Lauren Galligan joined IDI as a programme Co-Ordinator in 2019.  Lauren has project managed  projects with clients such the  Qatar Free Zones Authority  and the Oman Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones. These implementation projects  work with the free zones authorities to ensure they has the necessary supports, structure, documentation and infrastructure to implement their strategy and attract inward foreign […]