Social Housing Summit 2018 Speakers

 Gerry O'Sullivan  MMP/CEEC -CONSULTANT TO REPORT  Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.  Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 2000, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Chairperson of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators/adjudicators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a member of the Ministers Panel of Adjudicators, and is an accomplished author.

Gerry O'Sullivan

MMP/CEEC -CONSULTANT TO REPORT

Gerry is a highly experienced expert in construction law, & has extensive experience having worked on large & high profile educational, healthcare, commercial, residential & infrastructural projects.

Working with Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP) since 2000, he has served on many professional committees within the Construction Industry, and is Chairperson of the Society of Chartered Surveyors’ Dispute Resolutions Committee as well as Vice Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Dispute Resolutions Standing Committee. He is currently on the panel of conciliators/arbitrators/adjudicators for the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, the CIF and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a member of the Ministers Panel of Adjudicators, and is an accomplished author.

 Bruno Herbots  MANAGING PARTNER AND HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION AND PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT, HERBOTS SOLICITORS  Bruno Herbots is Managing Partner and head of Herbots’ Construction and Procurement Department.  Since qualifying in 1990, Bruno has practiced in the areas of construction law and public procurement law.  Initially, with the practice of Flamme Coppens Horsmans Malherbe (Brussels), Masons (London), Matheson and McCann FitzGerald.  Bruno has been recommended by Who Is Who, Legal 500 and Chambers as “top notch on construction and procurement matters”, “a real legal strategist” and is considered “a star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”. Bruno is a lecturer at TCD (post graduate Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration), UCD (post graduate Diploma in Arbitration) and NUIM (post graduate Diploma in Procurement Law).

Bruno Herbots

MANAGING PARTNER AND HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION AND PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT, HERBOTS SOLICITORS

Bruno Herbots is Managing Partner and head of Herbots’ Construction and Procurement Department.

Since qualifying in 1990, Bruno has practiced in the areas of construction law and public procurement law.  Initially, with the practice of Flamme Coppens Horsmans Malherbe (Brussels), Masons (London), Matheson and McCann FitzGerald.  Bruno has been recommended by Who Is Who, Legal 500 and Chambers as “top notch on construction and procurement matters”, “a real legal strategist” and is considered “a star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”. Bruno is a lecturer at TCD (post graduate Diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration), UCD (post graduate Diploma in Arbitration) and NUIM (post graduate Diploma in Procurement Law).

 Mike Allen  DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY, FOCUS IRELAND  Mike Allen is Director of Advocacy, Communications and Research at the leading housing and homeless organisation, Focus Ireland.  He was the General Secretary of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) from 1987-2000. Where we was closely involved in the campaigns that lead to the INOU and other community and voluntary bodies gaining access to social partnership.  He served on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment (1992-4), the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and other social partnership bodies.  He is a member of the National Consultative Committee on Homelessness and was the President of FEANTSA from 2013-16 (the European Network for Homeless Organisations).

Mike Allen

DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY, FOCUS IRELAND

Mike Allen is Director of Advocacy, Communications and Research at the leading housing and homeless organisation, Focus Ireland.

He was the General Secretary of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) from 1987-2000. Where we was closely involved in the campaigns that lead to the INOU and other community and voluntary bodies gaining access to social partnership.

He served on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment (1992-4), the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and other social partnership bodies.

He is a member of the National Consultative Committee on Homelessness and was the President of FEANTSA from 2013-16 (the European Network for Homeless Organisations).