One51 plc


Board of Directors

The Board of One51 plc is firmly committed to business integrity, strong ethical values and professionalism in all of its activities and operations. It is therefore committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance. As an unlisted Company, One51 plc is not required to report on its application of the UK Corporate Governance Code as issued by the Financial Reporting Council in September 2014. However, the Directors are committed to maintaining high standards and have undertaken to continue to apply appropriate corporate governance arrangements having regard to best practice taking into account the size of the Group and the nature of its activities

Non-Executive Chairman

Denis Cregan

Group Chairman
Denis Cregan (71) was appointed as Chairman of the Board of One51 with effect from 31 December 2012, having been co-opted to the Board on 26 April 2012. Denis is a member of the Nomination Committee. Denis also currently serves as Chairman of Kerry Airport and is a Director of Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board). He is a retired Director of Kerry Group plc and Tourism Ireland and has previously worked with the Irish Department of Finance, Express Foods, Grand Metropolitan Hotels, as well as Kerry Group, where he was a member of the founding management team and served as an Executive Director.

Executive Directors

Alan Walsh

Chief Executive Officer
Alan Walsh (40) (FCA, AITI) was appointed to the Board on 16 September 2009. In November 2011, Alan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, having served since 1 July 2011 as interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of the One51 Group from July 2009. Alan qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and subsequently worked with Matheson and AXIS Capital. He graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce. Alan is a member of the Nomination Committee and is also a Non-Executive Director of Altas Investments plc and Pioneer Green Energy LLC.

Pat Dalton

Chief Financial Officer
Pat Dalton (51) (FCA, AITI) joined the Group in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board on 31 December 2012. Pat worked for GPA Group plc from 1992 and was appointed CFO of debis AirFinance B.V, which acquired GPA Group plc in 2000. He was then CFO of Bord Gáis Éireann from 2002, before joining a privately held international Property group as CFO in 2006. Pat is a graduate of University College Dublin.

Non-Executive Directors

Rose Hynes

Rose Hynes (59) was appointed Senior Independent Director of One51 with effect from 31 December 2012. Rose was co-opted to the Board on 26 April 2012, and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is currently Chairman of Origin Enterprises plc and also chairs Shannon Group plc and is the Senior Independent Director of Total Produce plc. Rose previously held a number of senior management positions with GPA Group plc and is a former Board member of a number of companies including Fyffes plc, Aer Lingus Group plc and Bank of Ireland and a former Chairman of Ervia. Rose is a lawyer and is also an Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Hugh McCutcheon

Hugh McCutcheon (62) was co-opted to the Board on 19 January 2015. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Hugh is a Chartered Accountant and was formerly head of corporate finance at Davy. He joined Davy in 1989 from PwC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979. Hugh is the Senior Independent Director of Origin Enterprises plc. Hugh is also an Alternate Director at the Irish Takeover Panel.

Geoff Meagher

Geoff Meagher (67) was co-opted to the Board on 20 February 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Geoff worked with PwC and Kilkenny Engineering Products, and served with Glanbia plc from 1992 to 2009, where he was Group Finance Director, and latterly Deputy Group Managing Director. Since 2009, Geoff has operated his own consultancy business. He also serves on the Board of Enterprise Ireland and Bon Secours Health System Limited.

Dalton Philips

Dalton Philips (49) was co-opted to the Board on 1 September 2016. Dalton was appointed to the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee on 16 March 2017. Dalton has a BA from University College Dublin, a MBA from Harvard Business School and an honorary Doctorate of Management from Bradford University and joins the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Dalton is currently a Senior Advisor with The Boston Consulting Group, Chairman of Byron Burger and The Ridgeons Group and is a non-Executive Director of Wilko and The Social Innovation Fund. Dalton was previously Chief Executive Officer of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc in the UK, Chief Operations Officer of the Weston Family’s Canadian business Loblaw Companies Limited and Chief Executive Officer of the Brown Thomas Group. Dalton previously also held senior roles with Walmart in Brazil and Germany and with Jardine Matheson in New Zealand, Australia and Spain.

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