SENIOR DIRECTOR METHODS & CHANGE
Valerie Gleeson is Senior Director for Methods and Change.
Her main focus is leading our ETS Agile Transformation- building a lean, high performing team. Val has senior level experience in finance, manufacturing, high tech, healthcare and utilities industries, both in Ireland and overseas.
She’s an expert in transformation programs, project and program management and delivery. In 2016 she won the 2016 Irish Management Institute (IMI) Student of the Year award as part of their Organisational Development and Transformation diploma programme.
Val is a motorcycle enthusiast, grew up in Cork and is married with two children.
SENIOR FINANCE DIRECTOR
Simon Kelly is Senior Finance Director for McKesson Cork and set up our International Finance Shared Services Centre.
Under his leadership since 2010, our financial shared services team has grown from supporting in-country businesses only to providing end-to-end services for McKesson businesses across seven countries. He has more than 20 years’ senior leadership experience in both Ireland and the UK in healthcare, electronics and chemical industries.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant with a Business Studies degree from The University of Limerick and has a diploma in Corporate Finance. Simon’s pastimes include hillwalking and trying to reduce his golf handicap.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS LEADER
Colm Desmond is the Business Operations Leader.
Since joining over ten years ago, Colm and his team have broadened their service offerings to now include application development, cloud, end-user, data & analytics. The team supports McKesson operations in Ireland, UK, China, Malaysia and Luxembourg.
Colm holds a Master of Science degree from University College Cork and has more than 20 years of industry experience. Before joining McKesson, he worked in consulting and implementation roles for both multinational and indigenous companies.
A proud Galway man, Colm is a hurling fan and enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his family.
SENIOR DIRECTOR, HR
Hazel Sullivan is the Senior Director, HR for corporate functions outside North America.
Hazel brings to 20 years’ experience from technology, healthcare and retail. In 2016, she became the first international HR team member to be named a McKesson ‘HR Impact Award Winner’.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork and a Bachelor of Science degree in HR Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.
When she isn’t assisting the professional team at McKesson Cork, Hazel enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and shopping.
VP – DEV SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY LABS
Denis Canty is VP of Developer Services and Technology Labs.
His team designs and implements automation products for McKesson’s cybersecurity team.
Denis has extensive experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) and building cloud based manufacturing automation products and computer vision platforms.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering, a first class honours Master degree in Microelectronic IC Design and a first class honours Master degree in Computer Science majoring in machine vision.
Denis grew up in Macroom where he played and coached soccer for his hometown club. He loves all sports, and was even once a freelance sports journalist.
DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Karen Hayes is the PMO Director for McKesson Cork.
She manages the project portfolio for McKesson Cork and its clients which includes Business Analysis, Product Management, Project Management, Test Strategy & Management and Business Change Management.
She brings several years of program and project experience and expertise from both the financial services and e-commerce industries and holds Bachelor degree in Insurance and German from the University of Limerick and is Prince 2 and SAFe (Scaled Agile for Enterprise) certified.
Karen enjoys learning new languages (her latest is Italian), walking her dogs in the countryside and travelling.
VP GENERAL MANAGER
Rory Lankford is Vice President and General Manager of McKesson Cork.
Rory led the transformation of the Cork business over the past ten years from a printing, DVD manufacturing and software distribution site to where we are today: a growing shared service organisation providing business and corporate solutions for the international McKesson community.
Rory holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork. He’s also a Chartered Accountant having qualified with EY.
When freed from his unpaid second job as taxi driver to his three children, he is a keen cyclist and hiker, and a passionate follower of Cork football and Liverpool FC.
VP INFORMATION SECURITY – OT
Brian Padden is VP of Information Security – Operational Technology.
Brian’s team work on improving the cyber security posture at McKesson’s 200+ Distribution facilities worldwide.
Brian has had a varied career before joining McKesson in 2018 including leadership technology roles at Motorola, VMware and Dairygold, and even at one stage served in the US Army.
He hails from Mayo originally but has firmly rooted himself in East Cork for over 20 years where he lives with his wife and 4 children. He is heavily involved with coaching and administration in underage GAA and rugby.
DIRECTOR INFORMATION SECURITY
Neil Quiogue is Director of Information Security.
He has over 20 years of global experience (Asia Pacific, Europe and North America) in Information Technology and Information Security in various technical and management roles across different industries.
Neil holds the ISC2 CISSP and SABSA SCF certifications. He is also a Chartered Manager and Fellow at the Chartered Management Institute.
He has a Master in Business Administration from the Open University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from De La Salle University.