Mr Shay Keany, Chairman
Having studied Arts in UCD, Shay joined the advertising business. He became joint managing director of Hunter Advertising which subsequently became part of the Saatchi and Saatchi international group of agencies in 1987. In 1993 he was invited by the Group to become Chief Executive of Zenith Optimedia, the first multinational media agency established in Ireland, a position he held for almost 20 years until his retirement in 2012.
Prof. Steve Eustace
Professor Stephen Eustace is Newman Professor of Radiology In University College Dublin, Co Director of the Institute Of Radiological Sciences, And Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist In The Mater Misericordiae, Mater Private and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospitals.
Former treasurer and inaugural board member of the faculty of sport and exercise medicine and former member of the education, scientific and research committees of the Faculty of Radiologists, he has authored over 150 peer review publications, 22 invited book chapters and 3 textbooks, MRI In Orthopaedic Trauma (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging 2nd & 3rd ed (Saunders) and more recently Sports Injuries, Examination, Imaging and Management (Elsevier) with Dr Pat O Neill and the Abraham Colles Professor of Orthopaedics, John O Byrne. He has specific interests in the musculoskeletal imaging of sports injuries, tumours and trauma and in image guided therapeutic interventions. Prof Eustace has published widely and is recognised throughout the world as a pioneer of the whole body MRI technique about which he has authored the original observations and many of the ensuing research applications.
Prof Eustace was elected chairman of the medical committee of the football association of Ireland in 2011 a position he holds to this day. Prof Eustace current clinical interests, include being both the director of OSIC (the new orthopaedic and sports imaging centre at Cappagh) and director of radiology in Cappagh National Orthoapedic and Mater Private Radiology Departments. His current clinical interest, beyond imaging of sports and spinal injuries, is the development of minimally invasive spinal image guided interventional treatments, an area in which he is currently pioneering percutaneous discectomy techniques.
Prof Michael M Stephens, MSc (bioeng), FRCSI
Prof Michael Stephens is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery in adults and children, and his practice has been and is dedicated to this. Prof Stephens was director of foot clinics and prior to his departure from public practice he offered a six month accredited international clinical fellowship in foot and ankle surgery for paediatric and adult foot & ankle disorders. Between 1981 and 1982 he was clinical fellow in spinal disorders in the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK. In 1987 he was lecturer in Queen Mary Hospital and the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital in Hong Kong. In 1988 he was a clinical fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery under the direction of Dr G. James Sammarco in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He then returned home to a permanent post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Children’s University Hospital (Temple St.), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Central Remedial Clinic. Prof Stephens was President of the European Foot and Ankle Society from 1998 to 2000 and holds the position of Senior Editor of Foot and Ankle Surgery (The European Journal for Foot and Ankle Surgeons) from 1993 to present. Since 2008 Prof Stephens is the president of the Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Since 2012 his clinical practice is situated in the Mater Private Hospital and the Bon Secours Hospital and the Private Clinic in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street. Prof Stephens continues on a voluntary basis running weekly clinics in the Central Remedial Clinic. (www.footstep.ie).
Mr Kevin Shannon
Originally from west Cork, Kevin Shannon formed Odyssey International in 1985 as a Destination Management Company in the Business Tourism sector. Kevin has served as president of the Irish Tour Operators Association for three terms and was a member of the Tourism Council of Ireland under three Administrations.
Ms Eleanor Garvey
Eleanor Garvey is Science graduate from UCD and has worked in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare since 1986. She is currently Group Head of Quality for UDG Healthcare plc and has previously held senior positions in Amgen, Pfizer and Merck Generics. She is a former Chair of the Irish Bio-Industry Association, having served from 2007 to 2009 and participated in the government initiated Enterprise Feedback Board advising on how to increase participation in Engineering, Science and Maths.
Mr Paul Cooke
Paul Cooke is Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant. Paul was CEO of Post Publications Limited publishers of The Sunday Business Post from June 2013 to July 2016 following the acquisition of the company out of a examinership by a consortium comprising of himself and Key Capital. Prior to joining the Sunday Business Post Paul was one of the founding executives of Independent Star Limited, the company which publishes The Irish Daily Star. Paul joined as Head of Finance and was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 1994. He was appointed as Managing Director in September 2001. Paul (53) is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland lives in Dublin. Paul was chairman of the National Newspapers of Ireland for the years 2010 and 2011.