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Barry Holmes

Human Resources Director

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Barry Holmes joined RCSI as the Director of Human Resources in 2011 from RSA Insurance Ireland Ltd where he was the Director of Human Resources. Barry, as a member of the Executive team, successfully led that business from a broker-only intermediated business to a multi-channel, market leading one in the Irish General Insurance market. Prior to RSA Insurance Ireland Ltd, Barry held a number of senior HR roles at Intel Ireland including HR Manager for Ireland Fab Operations (IFO) and more recently as the Site Employee Relations Manager. Barry had commenced his working career with the Irish Business Employers' Confederation (IBEC) as an Industrial Relations Executive successfully representing and advising employers on all human resource and industrial relations matters both at enterprise level and before all of the industrial relations institutions of the State. Since March 2013 at RCSI, Barry has also assumed executive accountability for the Estates and Facilities functions in addition to the HR portfolio. A Commerce graduate of UCD, Barry has also completed a Masters in Business Studies (MBS) specialising in Human Resource Management. Barry has completed an MSc in Corporate Governance at UCD and the Institute of Public Administration. In addition, Barry is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) having served as both the National Chair and Vice Chair of the CIPD National Executive Committee. Barry is also a Member of the Institute of Directors (M Inst D).

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