Though we met Mary when she was Managing Director of Damovo Ireland and Global Services, her career actually started in the airline industry where she spent 25 years with Aer Lingus. Having been their youngest ever check-in manager her career took off (!) and she was promoted fast through customer service, operations and HR.

Her industry change to ICT business Damovo was equally successful and she progressed over the course of a decade from a temporary HR contract through to full P&L responsibility of an €25m business. Having turned around the Irish company from loss to profit making in the space of only 9 months she went on to double the revenue and triple the EBITDA of the global business.

If your business and people need a dose of real-world experience, pragmatic action planning and a boost of energy there are few better than Mrs Bradshaw.

When she’s not rolling her sleeves up with clients she tries to keep up with the lives of her three grown up children as well as indulging in all manner of exercise and sport, including a new found passion for golf.