The BB18 line up:

Announcing the first of our great line up of 20 speakers for BorderBizcamp 2018:


Vincent Browne is a print and broadcast journalist with Monaghan roots. Having trained as a He began his journalistic career by reporting from Prague from August to November 1968 on the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia for The Irish Times.  He edited Nusight magazine in 1969 and 1970 and in September 1970 he went to Belfast as the Northern Ireland news editor of the Irish Press group. He worked for the Sunday Independent from 1974 and in 1977 he founded Magill magazine and was editor of that until 1983. He was editor of The Sunday Tribune from 1983 to 1994. He then became a columnist for The Irish Times. He presented a radio programme “Tonight with Vincent Browne” for RTE from 1996 to 2007 and from 2007 to 2017 he presented “Tonight with Vincent Browne” for TV3.

John McCormick

John McCormick, a native of the Broad Road, Monaghan town, spent much of his teenage years helping his father deliver eggs and day old chicks from the Elmbank, and latterly Monaghan Poultry Products hatchery, to customers on either side of the border.  Little did he know then that this exposure to demanding clients and delivering a product, alive and on time, prepared him well for what was to unfold in the rest of his career.
John has lived and worked in Dublin, London, Bahrain, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.  In a banking career that spanned 35 years (1978-2013) he led a range of businesses across (retail, commercial, wholesale and investment) banking – most recently as the Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland Group activities in Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong.  At its peak in 2008, he had 28,500 staff, in 17 countries (with a top line revenue of US$3.2 billion).  A trader at heart, John was in the Dublin foreign exchange market when the Irish Punt broke the link with Sterling in April 1979.
Having retired from banking in 2013 John moved back to London and went (back) to university for the first time In 2017, John completed an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change at Henley Business School.  He jointly founded DMC Coaching LLP in 2014, and now coaches, mentors and facilitates senior leaders & executive teams in the UK, Ireland and Middle East.   John has also become a  Non Executive Director for Lombard Risk Managment plc (2013-2018) and was recently appointed Independent Non Executive Director of the National Bank of Greece.


Sinead Devlin

Sinead Devlin brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of Organisation Development & Leadership to her role as Managing Director for Emergenetics Europe. Sinead has been an Emergenetics practitioner since September 2011. In 2006, Sinead founded Develop Associates to deliver consultancy, talent management, management and leadership development as well as career coaching services to a number of public sector, SME and blue chip organisations across the UK and Ireland. As a consultant, she worked with leaders and teams in companies such as PayPal, Microsoft and she has delivered many engaging sessions at conferences such as the IoD’s Women’s Leadership Conference in 2013.  While serving as Head of Organisation Development for Ulster Bank, Sinead honed her skills in the areas of talent management, change, company culture, strategy development, employee engagement, leadership and management development. Prior to Ulster Bank, she spent eight years operating in various Human Resources’ roles within the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, at both a national and international level.  She has a first degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management. Sinead is married with three young children, a girl and twin boys.

Simon Wall

Simon Wall has been Town Architect to the multi award winning Town of Westport Co Mayo for almost two decades; he is responsible for the built environment as part of the Town Management team.

Regina Byrne

Regina is a mentor and facilitator who supports business owners and managers to have real conversations at work and in doing so improves the relationships, the communication and the business itself. Having worked for over 25 years in Human Services transforming models of care and growing services Regina learned (often the hard way) the importance of good clear communication and the value of staff who are actively engaged and enthused about what they do.