Regional Director, UK & Ireland
The Conference Board
Michael Keaveney was appointed Regional Director UK & Ireland at The Conference Board in October 2015. Prior to his appointment he was Director Great Britain at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and took an active part in that organization’s promotion of trade policy between Britain and Ireland as well as highlighting to its members the possible ramifications to trade between Britain and Ireland in the event of Brexit.
Previously he was a career diplomat for the Irish Government and served in Belfast, Sydney and London. Career highlights include being part of the Irish Government’s Good Friday Agreement implementation team and representing Ireland at the UN and at EU Working Groups on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation of WMD and Conventional Arms Exports. Michael holds a Masters in International Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland and was awarded his primary Degree at the University of Manchester, England.