Brian has over 16 years’ experience in global supply chain management and procurement particularly in the areas of IT, Media, Print and Packaging. Formerly Managing Director of DC Kavanagh, one of Ireland’s largest independent commercial printing and mailing companies, Brian previously worked for 10 years as Global VP at Arvato Sonopress, a subsidiary of the global media group, Bertelsmann. From its 18 sites around the world, Arvato provides global supply chain solutions to the world’s leading IT, Telco, media and publishing companies. While at Arvato, Brian spent 4 years in the US, where he managed global supply chain relationships with key IT customers including Microsoft, Apple, Dell and HP. Brian previously worked for the IDA and Clondalkin group’s Irish subsidiary, Cahill Printers.
Brian has a degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and Certification in Sustainable Management/Training from BSI Group.
Gavin has held key roles in Marketing, Sales and Operations, at board and management team level across a range of industries over the last 19 years. In addition, he has spent a number of years as a marketing consultant providing marketing advice and services to many companies. In recent years, Gavin has worked in the Carbon and Sustainability sector spending 3 years with Carbon Action, during this time he has successfully trained as a Carbon Consultant to the ISO 14064 standard.
Gavin has a BA from UCC in Economics & Sociology, a MA in Marketing from University of Ulster, has studied International Business in Harvard University , CSA ISO 14064-1 Measuring an Organisations Carbon Footprint and CSA ISO 14064 -2 Reducing an Organisations Environmental Impact.