Billy is the Head of Learning & Development and has overall responsibility for the training function, with a specific responsibility for the development of a training regime which ensures that the training needs of the industry are identified and met in line with the country’s National Skills Strategy. He has also been an integral player in the drive to raise the standards across the sector through his involvement in the development of industry specific training initiatives and participation on the Expert Group for Future Skills Needs.
Billy has chaired a number of groups and is a key figure in industry as a representative to various bodies including Educators, Social Partners, Industry Sectors, Regulators, Government Ministerial Offices, Trade Associations, Funding Agencies, and Standards Development at both National and International Levels.
With over 20 years’ experience in Industry he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which ensures the highest level of quality in the services provided.
Breeda Flood is the ICOS Skillnet Operations Manager responsible for the organisation of training and events, finance, budgeting and customer relationship management. She plays an integral role in strategy, planning and implementation of training initiatives for ICOS Learning & Development.
Her background prior to working for ICOS was in event management, advertising, marketing and finance. Her entrepreneurial expertise is evident through her successful ownership of an event management company with clients including Diageo, Nestle, Chanel and L’Oréal. She has international experience in the Irish, UK and South African business sectors.
Brónagh Molloy is the ICOS Skillnet Administrator responsible for managing all training records, circulation of relevant documentation to training suppliers, venue bookings, issuing and distribution of certificates, managing online training, updating social media, administration of the ICOS Skillnet website and updating the ICOS Skillnet data capturing programme Sonrai.
Brónagh has a BA Honours Degree in Business & Arts Management from IADT. Prior to working for ICOS she worked in various roles including Arts Administration, Insurance Claims Handling, and Banking Customer Service Agent. Brónagh joined the learning and development team in 2018 and plays a central role in the training wing of ICOS.
“ICOS skillnet has been crucial in supporting the development and delivery of our learning and development within the business.”
Stephen Hickey - HR Business Partner
“Bandon Co-op are strong advocates of continuous training and without question improved knowledge is an essential component in the skillset of our staff who in turn contribute to the success of our organisation.”
Michael O’Driscoll - Purchasing Manager
“Dairygold Co-Operative Society have engaged with and have been supported by ICOS Skillnet on our Learning and Development agenda over many years.”