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 Council Members 2015/2016
Mr. Paddy Doherty FCILT
Paddy holds an MSc in Transport and Operations and has recently retired as Chief Executive Of cer in Dublin Bus, a role he took up in 2011. Paddy originally joined Dublin Bus in 1976 and began his career as Assistant Engineer in the Traf c Engineers Department. Since then, he has held a number of senior positions in operations, business development and planning. Paddy is a long-time member of the CILT and is a previous winner of “The Innovator of the Year Award”.
Mr. Finbarr Cleary FCILT
International Vice President
Finbarr Cleary has worked in the transport and freight forwarding industry for over 32 years and for the past 30 years has been a director and shareholder of Celtic Forwarding Ltd. where he currently heads up sales
and business development. Over this period he has developed Celtic Forwarding’s European FCL/LCL trailer services, their LCL consolidation hub in Rotterdam, their wine / spirits and general cargo worldwide LCL services. He also developed their 20,000 square foot supply chain centre in Finglas, Dublin 11. This has general warehousing and a ICD (Inland Customs Depot) where EU and non-EU LCL cargo is handled for our clients. Celtic Forwarding Ltd is a certi ed AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) company. He has served on the Council since 2006 and represented CILTI on the Transportation and Traf c Strategic Policy Committee of Dublin City Council. He is a Past President of Irish International Freight Association for 2007/2008/2009.
Mr. John Henry FCILT
John Henry B.E., MIEI, FCILT is a Chartered Engineer and Former Director/Chief Executive of the Dublin Transportation Of ce. In 1966, John graduated as a civil engineer from University College Dublin and has specialised in the area of traf c and transportation. He has worked in Ireland and overseas in both the public and private sectors. His interest in transportation was  rst sparked by a stimulating two years he spent in the late 1960s with the Connecticut State Highway Department where he was part of a “think tank” exploring futuristic means of transport up to the year 2020. On returning to Dublin, he worked with a leading land use and transportation consultant for a number of years and then moved into the public sector specialising in traf c management and design. In the early 1980s, he was involved in the development of a settlement strategy for the Greater Dublin Area followed by a two-year period spent on a traf c and road maintenance contract in the Middle East. Back in Dublin, he was involved, from the start, in the Dublin Transportation Initiative (DTI) and arising from this became the  rst Director/Chief Executive of the Dublin Transportation Of ce (DTO)
in 1996. One of the highlights of his career at the DTO was the development of the most comprehensive transport strategy ever devised for Dublin – “A Platform for Change”.
In December 2009 the National Transport Authority was established and all DTO functions and staff transferred to the new authority. John retired from active service in May 2010 but maintains a keen interest in transport matters and currently serves as the CILT Vice President.
Mr. Patrick Casey FCILT
Secretary to Council
Patrick J. M. Casey BA (Hons), MSc, is the Secretary of the National Council. He joined the institute as an ordinary member in 1996. He was elected to the Eastern Section Committee in 1998 and was chairman from 2003 to 2004. While chairman, he was responsible for developing closer links with the Royal Aeronautical Society, delivering a number of jointly presented papers. On becoming a member of the National Council in 2004 he was appointed to the position of Hon. Secretary, a position he still holds. He is a graduate with a BA (Hons) in Management from the Institute of Public Administration and holds an MSc in Aircraft Engineering Management from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol. He is currently the technical training manager in the Irish Air Corps.
Mr. Kevin Byrne FCILT
International Vice President Elect
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Byrne was been the Air Corps’ Senior Staff Of cer, Logistics for almost seven years. He was based at Baldonnel, in County Dublin and through management of the Aircraft component of the annual Defence Estimates, he controlled the supply of the necessary spares, components, fuel and ancillary services. He has served overseas on three occasions, most recently in the Sudan. He has been a member of the CILT since 1992 and during 2002 he was appointed as a Chartered Fellow of the CILT. Having served on the National Council for more than a decade, he became the Irish President in 2003 for two years and is currently serving as an International Vice President. Kevin Byrne will succeed Paul Brooks as CILT International President Elect on 1st January 2015. Currently Kevin is employed in Coventry University as a senior lecturer on the Aviation Management course.
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