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Pat Molan

Pat is a Principal Officer with the Irish Revenue Commissioners and Limerick District Manager.  Pat has worked with Revenue for almost thirty years having worked in a number of government departments previously.  Pat has been centrally involved in the delivery of new and innovative IT solutions that have helped transform the Irish Revenue Commissioners into an organisation that is internationally regarded as the flagship for e-Government in the Irish Public Service. eMail: pmolan@revenue.ie

 


Pat Molan

 

Tom Collins
Tom lectures in International Tax and Advanced Tax in the B.A. (Hons.) in Applied Taxation and in Wealth Management for the MSc (Computational Finance) at the National Centre for Taxation Studies, University of Limerick. Tom has over 25 years experience with Big-4 tax practices in Ireland and New Zealand. Prior to joining the University of Limerick, Tom was a Tax Director with Deloitte specialising in international tax, real estate and wealth management.
Tom is NCTS director since September 2009. Contact Tom via email: tom.collins@ul.ie

 


Tom Collins

 

David O’Donnell

David O’Donnell is an interdisciplinary researcher in the areas of intellectual capital, governance, e-democracy and critical management studies.  A founder member of the New Club of Paris he has conducted research for the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), CIMA, CIPD, and is actively involved in international collaborative research with like-minded colleagues.  He has published more than sixty journal articles, book chapters and books. eMail: david.odonnell@ireland.com

 


David O’Donnell

 

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy is  professor of accounting and actively involved in  the National Centre for Taxation Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland.  He spent a number of years in practice with leading Irish firms before entering academia.  His main research interests are in Management Accounting, particularly Activity Based Costing (ABC), Accounting and Taxation education, and Intellectual Capital.  eMail: tom.kennedy@ul.ie

 


Tom Kennedy

 

Josephine Feehily
Josephine was appointed Revenue Commissioner in July 1998, a Secretary-General level post in the Irish civil service, one of three Commissioners who form the Board of Revenue, the Irish Tax and Customs Administration.  She is the first female Revenue Commissioner in the history of the Republic of Ireland. Mr. Brian Cowen TD, the then Tánaiste and Minister for Finance, appointed her Chairman of Revenue with effect from 13 March 2008. Since her appointment as Commissioner in 1998 she has had line responsibility at Board level for virtually all Revenue Divisions – most recently for Policy, Legislation and International matters relating to Tax and Customs, Large Cases Division and the Collector Generals Division. She was also a vice chair of the World Customs Organisation until July 2009.

 

Joining Revenue in 1993 as an Assistant Secretary, Ms. Feehily has led the Human Resources and Strategic Planning/Organisation Development functions and also served as Accountant-General of Revenue. A career public servant, she previously worked in the Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Pensions Board. She also served as a member of the Labour Relations Commission for two terms. Ms. Feehily is a native of Clarina, County Limerick and is a graduate of the National College of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. She leads Irish Revenue at a time of unprecedented challenges.

 


Josephine Feehily

 

Dr John Morison
John a graduate of the University of Wales, is Professor of Jurisprudence in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.  He has published widely in legal theory and public law, particularly in the areas of e-democracy and e-government. He has been author or editor of more than half a dozen books and has published numerous chapters and articles in national and international outlets.  He has carried out many research projects for the European Commission and national governments as well as for the Research Councils.   Current research includes a project funded by the Changing Ageing Partnership called “Hearing Older Voices” which looks at the potential of new technology to assist older people in democratic engagement with public representatives; a project on “Hub Websites for Youth Participation” funded by the European Commission on behalf of the European Parliament under the eParticipation programme, as well as a two year Economic and Social Research Council funded project on Public Interest.  Professor Morison is also presently involved in an EU funded project on human rights and good governance in Mongolia and Indonesia and is completing work on global administrative law supported by the British Academy. He currently teaches on a Masters programme on Devolution and Governance and on the innovative Doctorate in Governance (DGov) where he runs a module on modernised government.  He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Society, the European Review of Public Law and the European Journal of Information Law and Technology. A former Head of the Law School, he is currently a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Centre and a trustee of the Hamlyn Trust. He was a member of the Government Taskforce on resourcing the voluntary and community sectors and has been a member of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission since 2005.  In 2009 Professor Morison was elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.


John Morison

 

Tim Duggan
Tim is Director of the Centre for Management and Organisation Development (CMOD) in the Department of Finance, Ireland. Tim is also the Irish representative on the EU CIO Council and Network.  CMOD has a public service-wide brief with responsibility for researching, developing and implementing policies in the areas of telecommunications, technology, shared ICT services, and eGovernment.  CMOD also operates as the sanctioning authority for ICT expenditure in the Irish public service.

 



Tim Duggan

 

Tony Buckley is the Assistant Secretary/Director of the South West Region of Irish Revenue, responsible for taxes and customs in counties Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Clare.  He also has responsibility for the Revenue maritime service. Tony also directs Training and Capability Development for Revenue nationally. Before his current posting, Tony served as a Principal Officer with the Collector Generals Division with responsibility for collection and enforcement services for all major business taxes.

 



Tony Buckley

 

John Farrelly is the Head of SAS Ireland, where he has worked for four years as Public Sector Client Director. John has 20 years experience in the technology sector and has particular expertise in assisting public sector and private companies realise the business value of IT investments.  Since joining SAS, he has assisted customers maximise their investment across both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining SAS, he was Head of Public Sector with BT Ireland having previously held senior positions with NaviSite Inc, Computer Associates and Fujitsu/ICL and IBM during his career.  http://www.sas.com/offices/europe/ireland/

 



John Farrelly

 

Gerry Harrahill

Gerry is Collector-General with the Irish Tax and Customs Authority. He has been Collector-General for five years and has responsibility for collection and lodgment of the major taxes plus many of the smaller taxes, from businesses and individuals.  In addition, his Office, in co-operation with other areas of the Irish Tax and Customs Administration carries out appropriate pursuit activity where businesses and individuals fail to comply with their tax obligations.  His Office is also responsible for the administration of tax relief at source schemes, tax exemption schemes for charities and sporting bodies, and for European Communities Mutual Assistance arrangements in relation to tax recovery.

 



Gerry Harrahill

 

Pat Kelleher

Pat is a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Advisory Consulting. Pat has 20 years experience in consulting both in Ireland and abroad. Pat’s areas of expertise include the public sector and financial services. His primary focus has been on systems and ICT, but he has also directed and managed many significant assignments in the areas of strategy, organisational change, and procurement. His current role is business development and project direction for clients across all sectors. http://www.pwc.com/ie/en/index.jhtml

 



Pat Kelleher

 

Dr. Fergal McGrath
Fergal is Director of the AIB Centre for Information and Knowledge Management www.cikm.ul.ie, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. Graduating in electronic engineering in 1979, he worked in Australia and the UK before founding a technology design company where he acted as managing director for a ten-year period. He completed his MBA in 1989 and has since then pursued an academic career, completing his doctorate in 2000 at Henley Management College, and awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007/2008 to study at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. His research interests are in the domain of knowledge work and theories of knowledge sharing with particular interest in the application of Institutional Economics. Fergal has taught programmes in Information Management, Knowledge Management, and eCommerce. eMail: Fergal.McGrath@ul.ie

 



Fergal McGrath

 

Dr. Maura Adshead
Maura is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration, and Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. Prior to her appointment in Limerick, she carried out research and taught in the universities of Dundee, Liverpool, Essex, Galway, and Dublin. Her research interests focus on Irish politics and public policy, comparative studies of public policy, policy change, and EU involvement in the policy process in European states. She is author of Developing European Regions? (Ashgate, 2002), Government and Politics in Ireland - Unity and Diversity on a Two-Polity Island (Palgrave, 2009; with Jonathon Tonge); and co-editor (with Michelle Millar) of Public Administration and Public Policy in Ireland: Theory and Methods (Routledge 2003), and (with Peadar Kirby and Michelle Millar) Contesting the State: Lessons from the Irish Case (Manchester University Press, 2008). She has published articles in Electoral Studies, Policy and Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration, West European Politics, Economic and Social Review and has carried out commissioned research for Combat Poverty, the HSE, and the NESF.



Maura Adshead

 


Dr. Duncan Cleary
Duncan (PhD Trinity College Dublin) works in the Irish Revenue Commissioners, where he acts as the professional statistical resource for Revenue’s Senior Management and the wider organisation.  Since 2004, he has been based in Revenue's Research and Analytics Branch, which conducts program-wide and macro-level research at a corporate level.  Duncan’s work in Revenue includes large sample surveys, data mining, data quality exercises, experimental design for evidence based decision support, population profiling, pattern recognition, forecasting, and predictive modelling. eMail: dcleary@revenue.ie

 



Duncan Cleary

 


Dr.
Akemi Takeoka Chatfield
Akemi is
head of the e-Government & e-Governance Research Group, and a senior lecturer in IT at University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Her research interests include IT benefits realisation, e-Government impact, and RFID/GIS-enabled smart government for disaster management and public safety. She has published in Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Information Systems Frontier, Information Technology for Development Journal, Electronic Journal of e-Government, and leading international IS/IT conference proceedings. eMail: akemi@uow.edu.au 

 



Akemi Takeoka Chatfield

 

Dr Matthias Finger

Born in 1955, Matthias Finger, a Swiss and French citizen, received his Ph.D. in Education in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1988, both from the University of Geneva. After having been Assistant Professor at Syracuse University, New York (1989-1991) and Associate Professor at Columbia University, New York (1992-1994), Matthias Finger was appointed Full Professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration in Lausanne in 1995. This is where he developed his research on the transformation of the network industries in the postal, the telecommunications, the railways, the electricity, the air transport, and the water sectors. In his research, he reconciled the liberalization of these sectors with public service objectives by means of new regulatory arrangements, while at the same time promoting a more entrepreneurial behavior of the operators. Matthias Finger was appointed Full Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in October 2002 and Dean of Continuing Education in May 2003.


Matthias Finger

 


Dr. Kamelia Stefanova

Kamelia is an Associate Professor at University of National and World Economics, Sofia. She is a Deputy Dean of Applied Informatics and Statistics Faculty. Her main theoretical and professional experience is in the field of Management Information Systems Analysis, Design and Development. Dr. Stefanova is actively participating in many European research projects related to ICT solutions in the field of eGovernment, collaborative platforms for extended enterprises, knowledge management. Dr. Stefanova is a member of the Centre for Business Information, Organisation and Process Management, University of Westminster, UK and a Board Member of the European Bank Training Network. 

 



Kamelia Stefanova

 

Bruno de Vuyst
Bruno teaches in Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels and Valencia. He is a deputy judge in the Brussels commercial tribunal and of counsel to a Brussels law firm; in addition he is an elected member of the general assembly of Flemish Bar Associations, representing the Brussels Bar, and a member of the scientific committee of the Institute for judicial training. He is secretary-general of the spin-off fund of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a board member of several spin-offs in the life sciences and new materials. He has published books and articles on IP and financial law; he is also a playwright and novelist.


Bruno de Vuyst

 


Kerstin Grundén
Kerstin is assistant professor in informatics at University West of Sweden. She has also a background as a sociologist. She has made several evaluation studies of implementation of CSCW systems, e-Learning at work and implementation of e-Government within the public sector of Sweden. She is participating in an on-going interdisciplinary research project Innoveta (Innoveta.nu) for the study of customer centres implementation and e-services within municipalities.

 



Kerstin Grundén

 


Paul McCusker
Paul is a lecturer in the School of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in researching and project participation in eParticipation. His research interests focus mainly on the critical examination of the possible role(s) for technologies in embedding democratic processes in a networked society. Paul has participated in the following projects: (i) Higher Education Authority (Ireland) North/South Research Programme on eConsultation - Evaluating Appropriate Technologies and Processes for Citizens’ Participation in Public Policy; (ii) Evaluation of the first eConsultation pilot project undertaken by the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament); (iii) Embedding of eConsultation Processes and Technologies in the Operating Processes and Working Structures of the Higher Education Training and Awards Council of Ireland; and (iv) EU funded pilot HUWY – Hub Websites for Youth Participation - where he acts as Country Coordinator for Ireland and is responsible for the WP Working with Young People (HuWY N° EP-08-01-011).

 



Paul McCusker

 


Margery Stapleton

Margery Stapleton is the founding Director of the National Centre for Taxation Studies (NCTS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland. NCTS arose from a multimillion Euro academic partnership between the University of Limerick (UL) and the Irish Revenue Commissioners (Revenue). Both the BA (Hons) in Applied Taxation and the Diploma in Applied Taxation programmes are delivered in partnership with the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Margery has been involved in taxation education and research for over 20 years. Career activities include: Head of Department, Accounting & Finance (2001-2004); Course Director of the BA (Hons) in Law & Accounting (1994-2004); developed the Self-Assessment Quality Review Report of the Department of Accounting & Finance; developed the syllabus for the Irish Tax paper of the  Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and was the National Examiner for a number of years. Research interests include Environmental Taxes, e-Tax, Tax Evasion and Avoidance, and Taxation Education.



Margery Stapleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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