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Niall Murray

Niall Murray

Managing Director

Niall Murray was appointed Managing Director in November 2015 having led a (MBO) Management Buy Out of Collins McNicholas along with fellow Directors Antoinette O’Flaherty and Michelle Murphy. Niall joined Collins McNicholas in 1998 to establish their Sligo office and was promoted to the position of General Manager in September 2010. Niall is a graduate of Dublin City University Business School...

Antoinette O'Flaherty

Antoinette O'Flaherty

Director

In November 2015 Antoinette was appointed Director following a Management Buy Out of Collins McNicholas with fellow Directors Michelle Murphy and Niall Murray. Antoinette, a native of Sligo, joined Collins McNicholas in November 1998 as a Recruitment Consultant and recruited across IT, Technical & Engineering, Accountancy & Finance and HR/Training. She was promoted to Senior Recruitment...

Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Director

​Michelle was appointed Director in November 2015 having completed a Management Buy Out of Collins McNicholas with fellow Directors Antoinette O’Flaherty and Niall Murray. She commenced working with Collins McNicholas as a Recruitment Consultant in 2000 and worked primarily in the Technical Engineering & Construction divisions. She was promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant and took res...

Mary Mullin

Mary Mullin

Associate Director - Leinster

​A native of Athlone, Mary joined the management team of Collins McNicholas in May 2015 as Regional Manager of the Midlands. She has over 20 years’ experience recruiting across the Accountancy & Finance, Technical Engineering and HR sectors, and has also managed many recruitment campaigns for national and multinational companies. Mary has a Diploma in HR Management and is CIPD qualified.

Rory Walsh

Rory Walsh

Associate Director - Munster

​A native of Cork, Rory joined the management team in May 2016 as Regional Manager for the South and South East regions. Rory has over 13 years’ experience in recruitment and managing recruitment teams. He specialises in technical appointments within the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industries. Rory holds a Degree in Chemistry from University College Cork.

Fiona Collery

Fiona Collery

Financial Controller

​A native of Sligo, Fiona joined the Collins McNicholas team in June 2016 having relocated back from the UK. Fiona is a Fellow of ACCA and holds a B.Comm from NUIG. Fiona commenced her career in Practice in 2002, moving to Industry in 2010 where Fiona worked as a Finance Manager within multinational organisations.

Hollie Hastings

Hollie Hastings

Marketing Manager

​Originally from Tipperary, Hollie joined Collins McNicholas as Marketing Manager in February 2018. Hollie holds a B.A. (Hons) Degree from Trinity College Dublin, where she specialised in Marketing. She is also a graduate of Smurfit Business School where she completed a Professional Diploma. She commenced her marketing career in 2012 working in various organisations within their marketing depar...

Emma Woods

Emma Woods

Manager, People Consulting Team

Emma joined Collins McNicholas as an Occupational Psychology Consultant in September 2016 designing and administering bespoke assessment solutions for Collins McNicholas clients. She was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2019 and appointed as Manager of the People Consulting Team in March 2020. Emma has previous experience working with a psychometric assessment provider for recruitment, selecti...

Caroline Ward

Caroline Ward

Occupational Psychology Senior Consultant

​Caroline Ward is an Occupational Psychology Senior Consultant at Collins McNicholas. She joined the team in 2011 and is responsible for designing and providing assessment services, ranging from volume recruitment to executive search support for a wide range of clients, providing recruitment project management, training and outplacement. Caroline holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the...

Ciara Holohan

Ciara Holohan

Occupational Psychology Consultant

​Ciara Holohan is an Occupational Psychology Consultant at Collins McNicholas. She joined the team in 2021 and is responsible for designing and administering bespoke assessment solutions for Collins McNicholas clients. Ciara has previous experience working with a psychometric assessment provider in areas of selection and development. Ciara’s background is in Organisational Psychology with a BA...

Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

Cork Branch Manager
Christopher O'Toole

Christopher O'Toole

Galway Branch Manager
Aideen Cummins

Aideen Cummins

Recruitment Manager
Nicola Egan

Nicola Egan

Recruitment Manager
Gillian Nicholson

Gillian Nicholson

Recruitment Manager
Aisling Lane

Aisling Lane

Principal Recruitment Consultant & Team Lead
Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell

Principal Recruitment Consultant

Noeleen Stewart

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Colin Byrne

Colin Byrne

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Davin Ferguson

Davin Ferguson

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Amy Newell

Amy Newell

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Tina Cornally

Tina Cornally

Principal Recruitment Consultant
Niamh Cregg

Niamh Cregg

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Eoghan Dalton

Eoghan Dalton

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Emma Daly

Emma Daly

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Deirdre Moran

Deirdre Moran

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Emma Cawley

Emma Cawley

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Jason O'Flaherty

Jason O'Flaherty

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Ranait Coughlan

Ranait Coughlan

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Kelly McGovern

Kelly McGovern

Consultant and Recruitment Administrator
Barry O'Brien

Barry O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant
Ryan Blackett

Ryan Blackett

Recruitment Consultant
Darragh Lucey

Darragh Lucey

Recruitment Consultant
Michelle Miley

Michelle Miley

Recruitment Consultant
Sarah Flynn

Sarah Flynn

Recruitment Consultant
Megan O'Doherty

Megan O'Doherty

Recruitment Consultant
Michelle McInerney

Michelle McInerney

Recruitment Consultant
Sarra Hadi

Sarra Hadi

Recruitment Consultant
Paul Dunican

Paul Dunican

Recruitment Consultant
Andrew O'Neill

Andrew O'Neill

Recruitment Consultant
Chloe Somers

Chloe Somers

Associate Recruitment Consultant
Karl Gallagher

Karl Gallagher

Associate Consultant, International Life Sciences Recruitment
Colman Collins

Colman Collins

Management Consultant

​Colman Collins was one of the founders of Collins McNicholas in 1990 and served as Joint Managing Director with his partner Val McNicholas, until 2003 when Val retired. He was then sole Managing Director of the company until Niall Murray, Antoinette O’Flaherty and Michelle Murphy bought out the company in November 2015. Previously, Colman worked in executive-level roles in Human Resources and ...

Padraic White

Padraic White

Chairman

​Padraic has been Chairman of the Collins McNicholas Group since 1998. He is Chairman of a range of SME companies and chairs the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund managed by Kernel Capital. Padraic is Chairman of the Louth Economic Forum which is a pioneering local authority initiative bringing together representatives of the business community, State agencies, DKIT and local aut...