Marie O’Connor in conversation with Dr Robert Mauro

LBDC  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |   &   Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute

Marie O’Connor  (PwC Ireland)

in conversation with

Dr. Robert Mauro  (Global Leadership Institute)

Tuesday 30 August 2016 |  8.00 AM to 9.00 AM  |

Venue:   William Fry  |  2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2



On 24 June 2014 at a MidSummer Gala Dinner at Dublin Castle, the Ireland-U.S. Council presented its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award to Marie O’Connor, Partner, PwC Ireland.  The Award marked Marie’s notable and important achievements in building the business bonds between America and Ireland.  Marie will be joined in conversation by Dr. Robert Mauro (Bob), founding director of Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute

Join us for our 52nd LBDC TALK 



We are looking forward to returning to Dublin for our special LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | event (30 August) – our 52nd TALK.  It promises to be a fascinating conversation between Marie and Bob.  It will touch on topics including Marie’s career journey, leadership, the 30% Club, her work in forging business connections between the US and Ireland.

William Fry


Our thanks to leading Irish law firm, William Fry, for sponsoring and hosting our event at their state of the art offices overlooking Grand Canal Square.

It would be great if you could join us.


If you would like me to add your name to our guest list, please email me:

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you in Dublin on 30 August.


Marie O’Connor

PwC Ireland 


Marie has been a partner at PwC in Ireland for 30 years. She was the first female partner of Craig Gardner/Price Waterhouse, Ireland, admitted in  1986. She has specialized in audit and business advisory services to the financial services industry. She has displayed unparalleled skills in bringing people together to further the interests of the investment funds industry in Ireland.

Marie O’Connor has been appointed to the boards of several high-profile State organizations by the Irish Government over the last thirty years. These have included directorships at the Dublin Airport Authority, IDA Ireland and Irish Life.

She has also been a board member of the Ireland-U.S. Council for many years.  Marie leads the 30% Club of Ireland – which is a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a DIT alumunus and  is also qualified as a Barrister and has four adult children.

Dr. Robert Mauro

Founding Director  |  Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute


Dr. Robert M. Mauro is the founding director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.  He is also the director of the Irish Institute at Boston College.  

As director of the GLI, Dr. Mauro is responsible for delivering certificate programs for executives at Boston College in Chestnut Hill and GLI offices in Dublin and Dubai.  

Before coming to Boston College Dr. Mauro completed his PhD (The Practice of Ideology, 2009) in Political Science and undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) at University College Dublin (UCD).  Dr. Mauro has extensive experience in university administration and a deep interest in entrepreneurial practices, which he has deployed over the first year of the GLI’s operations.  During the past five years as director of the Irish Institute, Dr. Mauro designed and implemented professional education programs for developing and senior leaders in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These programs hosted over 600 participants from fields as diverse as business and innovation, policy, science and technology, and bureaucracy. 

In addition to his work at Boston College, Dr. Mauro is active in ensuring that Boston College is well connected to the community.  He is past-President of Irish Network Boston, a Director of the Wild Geese Network of Irish Scientists, a board advisor to both The Frederick Douglass- Daniel O’Connell Project the Gaelic Players Association New England. Dr. Mauro received a “Top 40 Under 40” in Irish-America award in 2013; and in 2015 was named to the Top 100 Irish Academics list.

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Boston College v Georgia Tech

Aviva Stadium  | 3 September 2016

American College Football will return to Ireland for the third time in five years with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016. It is expected that 25,000 fans will travel from the US and Europe to take in the full College Football event experience.

If any of you will be going to the game, please let me know as it would be great to catch up with you at it.  If you have never been to Dublin,

Boston College’s

Global Leadership Institute


The Global Leadership Institute at Boston College offers dynamic programming for professionals looking to expand their areas of expertise and meet other like-minded individuals.

Through our custom designed and open enrollment programming, the Global Leadership Institute empowers you to reflect on your career, connect with influential leaders in the field, enhance your skills, and learn cutting edge techniques.

More information – please click here




-celebrating the LBDC’s 5th Anniversary-

I am very excited about our INAUGURAL SUMMIT on 2 November 2016.

If you would like to receive more details about our special event, please get in touch.  It would be great to hear from you.


We will have some wonderful General Counsel guest speakers including:

Our Previous New York Event 

with guest speaker

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

Executive Vice President & General Counsel of MetLife Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua
Ricardo A. Anzaldua

You may be interested to know that at our previous LBDC event in New York (30 November 2015), our guest speaker was the inspirational Ricardo A. Anzaldua – The Executive Vice President & General Counsel of MetLife Inc.  Our event was sponsored and hosted by Hogan Lovells.   Some photos from our special event are on the link below:

Photos from our LBDC event in New York with the GC of MetLife Inc.

London  | Tuesday 19 April 2016

Fireside Chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann

Global Head of Legal for Pearson plc

Colin Carroll (CEO of LBDC) & Bjarne P. Tellmann (GC of Pearson Plc)
Colin Carroll (CEO of LBDC) & Bjarne P. Tellmann (GC of Pearson Plc)

We celebrated our 50th LBDC Talk in London on Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6.00 to 8.00 PM.

Fireside Chat

We had a very special event to mark this 50th milestone; a fireside chat with Bjarne P. Tellmann, the Senior VP and General Counsel of Pearson plc.  The topic for our conversation was:

Leading Legal Teams In an Age of Innovation and Disruption.”

As some of you may know last October, we had a wonderful fireside chat in New York with Bjarne P. Tellmann (sponsored and hosted by Morgan Lewis).

Bjarne P. Tellmann
Bjarne P. Tellmann

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |
London │Paris | Dublin | New York | Boston | San Francisco | Dubai
50 Guest Speaker Talks  |  Est’d London 2011
Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of Facebook (Ireland) | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica

Official Partner in London – Keltie LLP  |  Official Partner in Dublin – Boston College’s Global Leadership Institute   

Est’d London 2011

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