Leadership

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Meet Ronan

Executive Director
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Ronan is a co-founder of Virtue. He is focused on driving the overall strategy and growth of the company. Before establishing Virtue, Ronan was Managing Director of the Willis Care Group, a leader in delivering elder care solutions to the Irish market. Ronan has an in-depth knowledge of the design, build and operational phases of new and existing nursing home facilities in the Irish Market. He has project managed the design and build of a number of purpose-built nursing home facilities in the South Dublin area. Ronan was a member of Nursing Homes Ireland National Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs and Commercial Activity.

Prior to his role as Managing Director of the Willis Care Group Ronan qualified as a Chartered accountant with KPMG and held various roles within the financial services sector.

Ronan earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Dublin, a MBS in E-Commerce from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and a Masters in Accounting from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Ronan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Ireland

Ronan enjoys many sports, outdoor activities and good food. He spends his spare time with his wife and four kids.

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Meet Cillian

Executive Director
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Cillian is a co-founder of Virtue. He is focused on strategic planning and alignment of operations of the company. Before establishing Virtue, Cillian was Chief Operating Officer of the Willis Care Group. Cillian has an in-depth knowledge of policy formation, strategic planning and best practice in governance. Cillian has also completed an extensive international comparative study of long term care regulatory models.

Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Willis Care Group, Cillian’s experience as a professional rugby player representing Leinster, Ulster, Connacht and Sale Sharks amongst others provided a unique perspective that compliments his approach.

Cillian married his time as a professional sportsman with various academic pursuits earning his Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Dublin. He also completed several postgraduate qualifications including a Diploma in Health Economics, a HDip in Public Management and a MA in Healthcare Management from the Institute of Public Administration earning the gold medal award in his class.

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Meet Shane

Financial Controller
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Shane oversees Virtue’s financial strategy and operations.  Prior to joining Virtue, Shane was Financial Controller of the Willis Care Group, a leader in delivering long term residential health care solutions to the Irish Market where he led the development of the financial framework within the organization. Prior to this, Shane worked in KPMG Corporate Finance where he was involved in providing advice to a variety of public and private sector clients on the procurement and financing of large scale infrastructure projects.

Shane spent 12 months on secondment working directly within the National Roads Authority advising them on the first phase of their PPP Roads Scheme.

Shane earned his Master’s in Accounting from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies from the University College Dublin.  Shane is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Ireland
In his free time, Shane enjoys open water swimming, running and spending time with his family.

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Meet Paula

CEO
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Paula is responsible for ensuring effective and responsive consolidation of Operations including growth and development across the company. The role involves ensuring governance and oversight in relation to the core services and support activities across the Company.  Paula has over 15 years’ experience working in a variety of Irish and International private and public healthcare settings, at increasing levels of responsibility.

Paula was CEO of Cheeverstown House for 3 years, designing and driving a strategic transformation of the arrangement of services including residential, day and community-based services within the disability sector. Prior to this she held a key change management position of within Quality and Strategic Planning for the service.

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Meet Rizalyn

Operations Manager
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Rizalyn was appointed as Operations Manager in 2016 following over three years leading the Clinical and Quality team at the Willis Care Group. Rizalyn is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years nursing and management experience in the aged care sector. Rizalyn has over 12 years experience as Director of Nursing and as a nominated person in Charge.

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Meet Lorna

General Services Manager
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Lorna was appointed as General Services Manager in 2019. Lorna oversees all our current general service needs and is planning our exciting innovative programs as we grow and develop further. Prior to this, Lorna worked as the Operations Manager for Ireland for Uninest, a leader in developing and operating premium student accommodation properties.

Lorna also has a vast background in General Services Management with such leading companies as Compass and Aramark USA/Ireland. Lorna’s experience also covers high street operations, property management, accommodation services and a full range of dining programs.

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Meet Clodagh

HR Manager
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