Declan has over thirty years’ experience at CEO, MD and senior financial levels across many industries. He set up his own consultancy in 2004 specializing in business mentoring and interim senior management assignments. .
Working at a senior level across a wide range of industries and businesses with both national and global operations Declan has focused on delivering improved bottom line performance and results. He has advised, assisted and implemented business takeovers.
Business Mentor roles, with Senior experience across a range of industries and companies.
As owner of Anndec Consulting Declan has been involved in a variety of roles: • CEO of new Investigations company. • Interim CEO of Home Care company. • MD of new Loyalty Card Company in Ireland. • Restructuring proposals for major bank’s clients. • Acting CEO of large Irish-based humanitarian and disaster relief organization with global and local reach. Worked on new governance law, put in place new enterprise information system, increased fundraising income and reached successful union agreement on pensions. • Acting Financial Controller for semi-state mails operations with over 7,000 employees. Identified over €30m in annual cost savings. Chaired steering group of new enterprise system across 120+ offices. • Successful take-over of two separate franchise outlets. • Due diligence reviews and business and finance adviser on takeover of chemical manufacturer. • Staff re-organisations, cost reductions and revenue improvements. • Successful implementation of complex finance and enterprise system in a high volume unionized manufacturing environment. • Financial management - businesses, people, capital projects (€200m+).
Holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Member of Irish Institute of Bankers. Interests include competitive swimming, Formula 1 and private flying. Also enjoys watching rugby and soccer, travelling and reading.
Anndec Consulting, Owner
Provision of business mentoring, business reviews, change management. Interim CEO Roles, e.g., Investigations, Home Care, Loyalty Card Program companies; Acting CEO for major Irish NGO, Senior Finance and Mentor role in large mails operations, restructuring work for bank’s clients.
O’Brians Sandwich Bars, Owner
Invested in and operates two coffee and sandwich bars in Dublin’s Financial District (IFSC).
Irish Times Media Group Financial Accounting Manager
Leading Irish National Quality Newspaper Group. Downsized finance department by 50%. Major cost reduction programmes.
SAP Project Manager
Implemented complex financial and enterprise system.
New Media Strategist
Put in place business strategy for Ireland’s largest web-site.
Profit improvement, major plant investment.
PARC Group Management Accountant
Flight crew leasing, nursing home management (UK) and hospital turn-key management in Middle East. Developed and implemented management accounts and processes.
Aer Lingus plc
Treasury Accountant in Head Office Treasury.
Bank of Ireland plc
Bank Official in rural and suburban retail branch banking