Board of Directors

The board of directors is made up from Irish and Hungarian business people. All roles are voluntary. The organisation relies upon generous support from local business to ensure all costs are kept to a minimum and monies raised go back in to the achievement of the goals listed in the about section.


The members of the board are…

Matty Ryan
President
Email: m.ryan@ihbc.hu
English Speaker
Matty has been the MD of Vistra since 2014. Prior to this he has been successfully delivering finance-centric projects for key businesses within the CEE & EMEA region. Matty is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he also holds a degree and an MBA. 
Mark Downey
Vice-president
Email: m.downey@ihbc.hu
English & Hungarian Speaker
 
Mark has lived in Hungary since 2000 and has worked in business development and project management on a number of projects since that time. Mark is from Dublin and speaks fluent Hungarian. Mark has been involved in the IHBC since its foundation in 2005.
Howard Maxwell
Treasurer
Email. h.maxwell@ihbc.hu
English Speaker
Howard is originally from Dublin, Ireland and has lived and worked for the past 20 years in New York in the financial sector. He moved to Budapest in March of this year due to that fact that his wife’s job transferred from New York to Budapest for two years. Howard starts his new job as a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley at the end of June.
Dónal Ó Néill
Board Member
Email: d.o.neill@ihbc.hu
English & Basic Hungarian Speaker
Dónal has been coming to Hungary since 1994 and has been living there since 2003. He works as an executive coach and management trainer, He teaches Business Skills in I.B.S., Budapest.He was elected to the Board of the IHBC in 2014.
Duncan Graham
Board Member
Email: d.graham@ihbc.hu
English Speaker
Duncan is the Managing Director of G&G Wealth Ltd, a financial advisory business, and has lived full-time in Budapest since 2012. Prior to this time, he spent four years commuting between Scotland and Hungary while working for CGS Ltd. Duncan is presently divorced with two adult sons who visit Budapest often.
Jim Kearney
Board Member
Email: j.kearney@ihbc.hu
English Speaker
Jim is the Managing Director of UPS Hungary, Greece & Romania. A Chartered Management Accountant, he spent 20 years in Finance and Accounting in UPS before moving into General Management. From Bray, Co. Wicklow, a town in Ireland south of Dublin city, Jim is a keen football fan, supporting Liverpool and, of course, Ireland