23 January, 2015

Michael Hand Joins IAC Board of Directors


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Hand to the IAC Board of Directors. Michael is one of the country’s most respected Chartered Engineers and Chartered Water & Environmental Managers with over 35 years’ experience working Irish industry. Michael acted as Director, Managing Director and Executive Chairman of PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers from 1987 to 2007. His experience in strategic business direction and leading change saw him spearhead the growth of PH McCarthy leading it from a small, single discipline practice to a modern multi-discipline Consulting Engineering business employing 185 staff.

Michael led the negotiations which subsequently resulted in the merger of PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers with White Young Green plc in 2007, where he acted as Managing Director – Engineering and was Main Board Statutory Director for WYG Ireland, 2007 to 2010. In 2010, Michael became Chief Executive Officer of Grangegorman Development Agency, the State Agency responsible for delivery of a  €2bn, 40ha Strategic Development Zone to create a new DIT / HSE campus in Dublin 7.  He has successfully led the Grangegorman Urban Quarter through the planning and early delivery stages and the project is now regarded as a national flagship project. Michael is also a Chartered Director with formal training in Corporate Governance and Company Direction.  He holds BE and MBA Degrees and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by DIT in 2014.

Michael will bring experience, industry knowledge and a proven track record in strategic business direction to the IAC Board. We look forward to welcoming Michael to IAC and working with him to expand and improve the business.