Dave A. Barry, Chartered FCIPD

A human resource management postgraduate of University College Cork, after initial roles in travel and retail Dave joined global biopharmaceutical Eli Lilly in February 1999 for thirteen years across human resources, lean six sigma and finance.

Keen to diversify via leading in other sectors, Dave left Lilly in October 2011 and following a telecoms project role joined cybersecurity leader Trend Micro in March 2013 as Head of HR – EMEA Operations Centre/Ireland and interim Southern Europe.

Passionate to continue 'bringing organizations higher', Dave left Trend in October 2016 to management consult in life sciences – including a HR leadership secondment to BioMarin – before establishing organizational HR consultancy Conexion.ie® in October 2018, specialising in biopharma and related companies.

In addition to keynote speaking too on organizational connection and people leadership, Dave also part time lectures in strategic human resource and talent management with UCC.



Recent Speaking Engagements

- Irish Institute of Continuing Professional Development (IICPD), 'Time and Talent Management for Solicitors' webinar, October 2022

- Cork Chamber Skillnet, 'Connecting Your Teams, Driving Happier High Performance' webinar, October 2021

- Saros Consulting, Ireland, 'Digital & Business Transformation: Truth or Myth - A Meeting of the Minds' webinar, September 2021

- Department of Defence, Ireland, 'Understanding how employees are really feeling' webinar series (leadership, management and staff sessions), March 2021

- Public Affairs Ireland, Dublin, 'Understanding how employees are really feeling, for Public Sector HR and L&D 2021 focus' webinar, January 2021

- Customer Contact Management Association (CCMA), Dublin, 'How to Give Your Team a Boost in 2021' webinar, December 2020

- EmployFlex, Cork, 'Career Connection for New Opportunities - a HR Guru Perspective' webinar, October 2020

- Bright Horizons UK, 'Work+Family, Wellbeing & What Next in Ireland?' virtual event, September 2020

- The Sweeney Show, Cork, Podcast #47, September 2020

- Republic of Work, Cork, 'How Small Businesses are Navigating During COVID-19' webinar, August 2020

- Network Cork, 'Back to Business' webinar, July 2020

- Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Cork City, '6 steps to help employees and businesses adapt to a new normal' webinar, June 2020

- Skillnet Ireland International Women's Day Event, Cork, March 2020



Trusted Associates

- Insights consultancy, Colette Quinn

- Careers and coaching, Aideen Shannon

- Coaching and training, Anne Marie Crowley

- Conferences and events, Leigh Gillen