Meet the ICF Team
Gerry FarrellChief Executive Officer
Gerry is Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Concrete Federation, a post he assumed in September 2008. Prior to joining the Irish Concrete Federation Gerry was Director of Industrial Products with IBEC, the Irish Business and Employers Confederation. Previously he was an Executive with Food and Drink Industry Ireland, a business sector within IBEC. Gerry holds a Degree in Agricultural Science, a Diploma in Public Relations and a Diploma in Financial Management.
Liam SmythSenior Manager - Regulatory Compliance
Liam has over 30 years of experience in the construction materials sector, in a variety of senior management roles. Having initially qualified as a civil engineer (BE) from then UCG, Liam has added to his academic base with further degrees in business administration (MBA) as well as Irish law (LLB Hons), and additionally holds a post-graduate diploma in EIA Management (Dip. EIA Mgmt). As a civil engineer, Liam has been a chartered member of Engineers Ireland (C.Eng) for over 25 years and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland (FIEI) since 2000. In his Regulatory Compliance role for the ICF, Liam represents and advises members on policy, operational and site specific issues relating to land use planning, environmental, and technical product and certification matters, as well as often performing first stage legal review in matters of dispute.
Diane O’DonoghuePersonal Assistant to CEO
Diane joined the ICF in March 2006. Diane’s role as Personal Assistant involves providing executive support as well as organising and managing ICF events throughout the year. Diane was previously Personal Assistant at Transport Components, Dublin and at Gallaher Group, Weybridge, UK
Patricia Craig Financial Controller
Patricia joined the ICF in 2011 on a part time basis and has been full time since 2014. Patricia was previously employed by Pierse Contracting Limited from November 1989 to November 2010. Patricia graduated from DCU in 1986 with a Bachelor of Business Studies and graduated as a Qualified ACCA in 1989.
Joanne BoylanMarketing and Communications Executive
Joanne joined the ICF in May 2016. Joanne is a member of the Health and Safety Committee and the Concrete Development Group (Marketing), her role in the ICF involves assisting in projects related to these committees and other projects to support the ICF CEO. Joanne also looks after the website management and social media for the Irish Concrete Federation. Joanne previously worked as an Account Manager with United Drug Distribution for nine years. Joanne has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and a post graduate Diploma in Management.
Charles MountICF Project Archaeologist
Dr Charles Mount is Project Archaeologist with ICF where he is responsible for implementing a Code of Practice agreed with Government as well as the procurement of archaeological services and project management of archaeological investigations in quarries and concrete companies located throughout Ireland. Education includes, B.A. in Archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilization, M.A. in Archaeology, Ph.D. in Archaeology, MBA. Open University Business School and Diploma in EIA and SEA Management. Charles has been involved with assessment of archaeological impacts and the management of archaeological projects within the government, semi-state and private sector. Charles previously worked with the Archaeological Survey of Ireland.