Meet Our Team

Welcome from the Directors 

As individuals and as employees, we must be able to evolve and grow, learn new skills and gain new educational qualifications throughout our working lives.

Action is essential for those who want to succeed in both the global and local business world.

If you are the kind of student who enjoys being challenged - intellectually, socially and personally, then your future is at Galway Business School. At Galway Business School, we know that tomorrow’s leaders will need to be able to respond to the world differently than we do today.

We follow in the footsteps of entrepreneurs and innovators and through our faculty, curriculum and global perspectives; we endow our students with the quality education, personal attention and unique experience that you are looking for.

Today, access to an internationally focused education is a necessity for our graduates if they are to remain competitive in the local and global marketplace. 

Our mission is to transform our students for individual excellence and global citizenship. Transformation requires curiosity, courage and commitment – qualities that we seek and develop in our students. 

Armed with these qualities, our students will not only understand the world of business, they will also be capable of making it better.

Padraig Hynes is the Academic Coordinator at the Galway Business School. He completed his MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management at NUIG where he was awarded the Student of the Year for his research on innovation within the banking sector.

Padraig Hynes
Academic Coordinator

Diane is an entrepreneur who founded a healthcare startup that focused on software and analytics to track and monitor high risk patients. She has a degree in Digital Technology, Development and Innovation and a level 9 in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Diane Nevin

Sophie is a lecturer in Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of both GMIT and NUIG and was awarded a MSc in Corporate Strategy, Innovation & People Management. Sophie has over 12 years experience in HRM, Financial and Retail Consultancy.

Sophie Small

Dr Eoin Barrett has been a faculty member at Galway Business School since 2013. He specialises in Graduate Skills to assist learners reach their full potential. He received his undergraduate degree, Masters and PhD through the University College Cork.

Dr Eoin Barrett

Seóna lectures in the area of Management and Marketing. She has 15 years lecturing experience across a broad spectrum of subjects in the further and higher education sector. She holds a MA in Adult Learning & Development awarded by NUIG.

Seona Joyce

Gabriela Gliga is a lecturer in the Marketing Discipline. She holds a PhD on Entrepreneurial Networking and the Development of Marketing Capabilities in SMEs. Gabriela has 8 years of experience in teaching and research.

Dr Gabriela Gliga

Orla Colleran is Head of Teaching and Learning and a lecturer in Marketing at Galway Business School. Orla studied at NUIG where she qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Marketing practice and a Master’s in Business Studies.

Orla Colleran

Colette provides academic support to lecturers and students. She received 1st Class Honours and Student of the Year in her MSc in Strategy, Innovation and People Management from NUIG. She has previously lectured on Contemporary Business Management in GBS.

Colette Mannion
Academic Support

Eva is the Registrar of the Galway Business School. She received her undergraduate degree from GMIT, a MSc in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from NUIG and is currently completing a PhD through Dublin City University.

Eva Nechanska

Tony is a lecturer in Strategic Management. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. He holds a Masters in Engineering and Health Services Management.

Tony O'Gorman

Michael lectures on Strategic Information Systems and Finance. He received Masters in both Information Systems Management and Business Administration from NUIG and is currently completing a PhD in Information Systems.

Michael Kelly

Dr Bob lecturers in Computer Science, Information Systems and Research Methods. He received a BSc in Mathematics & Computing, followed by a PhD in Mathematics, both awarded by the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Dr Bob Loughnane