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ProjECt uPdatE Four employees noW directors I n January, four employees were appointed to the Board of Directors for the next four years, after their election last December. The elections arise out of the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts 1977 and 1988, to which Bord na Móna is subject. Paudge Bennett (57), joined Bord na Móna in 1973. Worked as a seasonal worker for two years. Delegate to the Group of Unions for 18 years. Trustee of the Pensions Schemes for 11 years. First elected to the Board in 2006. Reelected in 2010. A Storeman at Boora. Married to Anne and has two daughters. Paddy Fox (61), joined Bord na Móna as a seasonal worker in 1970. Supervisor in 1979. Team Leader at Mountdillon in 1990. Delegate to the Group of Unions for 20 years. Elected to the Board in 1999. Re-elected for a fourth term in 2010. Married to Ann, he has a son and a daughter. Pat McEvoy (58), joined Bord na Móna as an apprentice Fitter-Turner in 1967, at Derrygreenagh Works. First elected to the Board in 1994. Served for 12 years. A Health and Safety Auditor. Married to Mary and has one son. Colm Ó Gógáin (57), Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland. Joined Bord na Móna in 1974. Has held different roles including Chief Executive, Bord na Móna Fuels Ltd. and Director, Environmental Global. Now working on Bord na Móna’s participation in delivering Ireland’s next new strategic water source. Married to Mary with four sons and one daughter. The organisation of the election process is a complex and demanding task and a small team of people carried this out in exemplary fashion during the December period. The core team consisted of Helen O’Shea of Legal, David Keane and Bob Coote of HR and Deirdre O’Gorman of Internal Audit. Deirdre’s colleagues in Internal Audit: Marius Gavin, Stephen Kelleher, Patrick McGuill and Attracta Phelan, along with Bernie Smyth from Secretariat and Brona Whitehead, formerly of Land Development counted the votes and John Gallagher, former Company Solicitor also assisted at the count. Above (L-R): Paudge Bennet, Paddy Fox, Below (top - bottom): Colm O’Gogain and Pat McEvoy it rolls out Business liaison initiative The IT Business Relationship team (L-R): Frank Kearns, Anne Timoney, Paddy Flanagan, Mick Cullen and Richard Reade The IT Department is rolling out the IT Business Liaison Initiative. A new role of Business Relationship Manager (BRM) has been created, which aims to strengthen the relationship between the business units and IT. Each business unit will have a dedicated BRM to act as their champion within IT, ensuring the needs of the business unit are being met. Conversely, the business unit will have a nominated person to represent the business and discuss its IT needs. This new Initiative will focus on the following areas: understanding the business and its reliance on IT; service performance, review and monitoring; escalation point within the business for IT-related issues; proactively offering innovation ideas and new services; and document business requirements for new IT systems and services. All representatives have been agreed and initial meetings have taken place with the business units. Your nominated representative will be communicating further with you over the coming weeks. 18 | Source Spring 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bord na Móna - Source Issue 6

Bord na Móna - Source Issue 6
A Round-Up of News From Around the Company
A Values-Driven Company
A Bright Future
Snowed Under!
Training & Development for Performance
Onwards and Upwards
Updates on Important Developments and Projects Around the Company
Heritage Corner
The World at His Feet
A Nationwide Spotlight on Special Occasions, Events and Achievements Across the Company.

Bord na Móna - Source Issue 6