Meet the Team

Joanne Hession
Founder and Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of both QED Training and QED Accreditation Advisors. Joanne opened the Ignite Academy in 2014.

Patrick O'Keeffe
Head of the Ignite Academy

Specialist in Leadership management and sustainable development.

Noel Davidson
General Manager of QED Training

Noel is one of the best Social Media trainers in the country.

Steve Thompson
General Manager of QED Training

A specialist in creativity and human aptitudes, he combines his fascination of psychology and research with his practical experience of coaching and start-up businesses.

Lorraine Bowen
Director of Business Development

Lorraine has lectured in design and professional practice at NCAD, IADT, GIT, UU and BCFE.

Nevin Cody
Business Coach / Mentor

Has amassed huge experience across the financial services and retail sectors. Career includes over 14years in retails managing teams.

Dermot Day
Business Coach

Trainer and Digital Marketer with over 20 yrs management experience Mfg, Lean, Projects, Banking, Media and the Food industry.

Johnny Kinsella
Business coach, mentor, consultant

Business and Executive Coach promoting success at all levels of management with the clear intention of effectively developing and communicating the business vision…

Muireann Fitzmaurice
Entrepreneur Trainer

Lorraine has lectured in design and professional practice at NCAD, IADT, GIT, UU and BCFE.

Phil Kildea
Executive Coach

Phil Kildea is an experienced leadership and management development consultant & executive coach.

Clare Fay
ACCA accountant

Clare Fay is an ACCA accountant. Clare’s career has spanned three continents. She has held Country Accountant position with Concern Worldwide in Cambodia and also Financial Manager with Concern Worldwide in Malawi.