Board of Directors

The Board of DCC is collectively responsible for the long term success of the Group. Its role is essentially threefold - to provide leadership, to oversee management and to ensure that the Company provides its stakeholders with a balanced and understandable assessment of the Group’s current position and prospects.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Buckley joined the Board in September 2005 and was appointed non-executive Chairman in May 2008.
Key strengths: Mr. Buckley has senior management and board level experience over 25 years in stockbroking, mergers and acquisitions, banking, enterprise software, internationally traded services, work-out and healthcare businesses in Ireland, the UK, Central Europe, the USA and the Far East.
Previous board and management experience: He was Group Chief Executive of Allied Irish Banks plc from 2001 to 2005 having served as Managing Director of AIB Capital Markets and AIB Poland. Previously, he was Managing Director of NCB Group and prior to that a senior public servant in Ireland and the EU. From 2003 to 2012, he was a non-executive director of M and T Bank Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From 2008 to 2011, he was a non-executive director of Enterprise Ireland.
External commitments: Non-executive director of UK Asset Resolution Limited and senior advisor to a number of privately owned companies in Ireland and the USA. An adjunct professor and chairs the Advisory Board at the Department of Economics in the National University of Ireland, University College Cork and chairs the Board of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. A Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (UK).

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Breen joined the Board in February 2000.
Key strengths: Mr. Breen has worked across a broad range of sectors and businesses during his 28 years within the DCC Group. During this time he has gained significant experience of growing businesses organically and by acquisition.
Previous management experience: He joined DCC in 1985, having previously worked with KPMG, and has held a number of senior management positions within the Group, including Managing Director of the Energy, Technology and Environmental divisions. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of DCC in March 2006 and subsequently became Group Managing Director in July 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive in May 2008.
External commitments: No external director appointments.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Ms. Brennan joined the Board in September 2005.
Key strengths: Ms. Brennan has over 20 years’ experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings.
Previous board and management experience: She is a former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance where she worked from 1990 until 2011. She is a former non-executive director of The Irish Takeover Panel.
External commitments: A non-executive director of UTV Media plc and Coillte Teo (the Irish State Forestry Company).

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Byrne joined the Board and was appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director in January 2009.
Key strengths: Mr. Byrne has practised at the top of the legal profession. His international commercial experience at board and advisory level ranges across the food, healthcare and environmental sectors.
Previous board and management experience: Following 27 years of practice as a barrister, he was Attorney General of Ireland from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Byrne served as the first EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection from 1999 to 2004. Following this, he served as Special Envoy of the Director-General of the World Health Organisation advising on the International Health Regulations. He has previously been a member of the boards of public and private companies, including Kingspan Group plc, The National Concert Hall (Chairman) and Irish Life & Permanent plc. He is the immediate past chair of the National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee and is Chancellor Emeritus of Dublin City University.
External commitments: A member of the Kikkoman International Advisory Board. Chair of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine in Brussels and a Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

Nationality: British
Joined Board: Dr. Kirby joined the Board in September 2013.
Key strengths: Dr. Kirby has extensive knowledge of the international healthcare sector, having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than twenty five years. Dr. Kirby serves on the board of a FTSE 100 company and is the chairman of a company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Previous board and management experience: She held senior UK and global management positions in AstraZeneca PLC and in F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., where she was Director of Global Strategic Marketing. Dr. Kirby is also a former CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corporation in the USA, the leading global provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. She was also previously a non-executive director of Informa plc, Novo Nordisk A/S and of Curalogic A/S.
External commitments: Non-executive Chairman of Scynexis Inc and a non-executive director of Victrex plc and Smith and Nephew plc.

Nationality: British
Joined Board: Ms. Lodge joined the Board in October 2012.
Key strengths: Ms. Lodge, as a senior audit partner for 25 years, has extensive experience with multinational manufacturing companies and her strategic work with Deloitte has given her a substantial international business perspective. She has very strong and recent financial skills to bring to the Audit Committee.
Previous board and management experience: Until 2011, Ms. Lodge was a senior audit partner with Deloitte, where she spent over 25 years advising global manufacturing companies. She was also the Deloitte partner in charge of the firm’s UK manufacturing industry sector, where she was responsible for strategy and marketing, and was a member of the Deloitte Global Manufacturing Executive. She was a member of the CBI Manufacturing Council until 2011. While at Deloitte, she served a term on the Board of Partners of Deloitte UK and also co-chaired a global team of partners to review the strategy of the Global Deloitte Firm.
External commitments: A non-executive director of Devro plc and of Costain Group PLC and a director of a number of private companies.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Moloney joined the Board in February 2009.
Key strengths: Mr. Moloney has extensive top management and board level experience internationally and domestically in the dairy, meat and nutritionals sectors, covering processing, manufacturing and distribution.
Previous board and management experience: He is a former Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc. He worked with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry as well as in the meat industry in Ireland. He is a former council member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation.
External commitments: Chairman of Coillte Teo (the Irish State Forestry Company) and a non-executive director of Greencore Group plc, Smurfit Kappa plc and a number of private companies.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Murphy joined the Board in December 2008.
Key strengths: Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in managing DCC businesses in a number of industry sectors and in leading the acquisition and integration of numerous businesses, particularly in the Energy sector.
Previous management experience: He joined DCC as Head of Group IT in 1998, having previously worked with Allied Irish Banks plc. He was Managing Director of DCC Technology from 2004 to 2006, when he was appointed Managing Director of DCC Energy.
External commitments: No external director appointments.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. O’Dwyer joined the Board in February 2000.
Key strengths: He has worked in DCC in senior management positions for over 24 years and during that time he has worked closely with all of the Group’s material operating companies on a range of financial management, treasury and strategic and development matters.
He has worked in DCC in senior management positions for over 23 years and during that time he has worked closely with all of the Group’s material operating companies on a range of financial management, treasury and strategic and development matters.
Previous management experience: Mr. O’Dwyer joined DCC in 1989 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1994, having worked in that role in the lead up to DCC’s flotation in that year. Prior to joining DCC, he previously worked with KPMG and Price Waterhouse in audit and corporate finance.
External commitments: No external director appointments.

Nationality: French
Joined Board: Mr. Van de Walle joined the Board in November 2010.
Key strengths: Mr. Van de Walle has a very wide range of international senior management business experience, as well as experience as a non-executive director, in the oil and gas sector, in the food and drinks industry, in manufacturing, in building materials and in the insurance sector.
Previous board and management experience: He is a former non-executive director of Aviva plc and former Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc. He previously held a number of senior executive roles in Royal Dutch Shell plc, including Executive Vice President of Retail for Oil Products and Head of Oil Products, Shell Europe. He has also held a number of senior management positions with Cadbury Schweppes plc and United Biscuits plc where he was CEO. He was also a non-executive director of Aegis Group plc from 2003 to 2009.
External commitments: Non-executive Chairman of SIG plc and of Robert Walters plc and a non-executive director of Cape plc.

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