Our Team

Patsy Carney

Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder

  • Co-founded EirGen
  • Previously Head of Operations and BD for IVAX Ireland (14 years)
  • Patsy holds a BSc In Industrial Chemistry from University of Limerick and an MBA from University of Limerick

Damien Burke

Head of Operations

  • Appointed Operations Manager in 2006
  • Previously held senior positions at Teva Pharmaceutical
  • Damien holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Science from Waterford Institute of Technology and a Diploma in Packaging Technology from the Institute of Packaging

Ken O’Shea

Head of R&D

  • Joined EirGen in 2008
  • Background in analytical & formulation development
  • Ken holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Science, a BSc in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Smurfit Business School in UCD

Paul Cleary

Head of Quality

  • Joined EirGen in 2010
  • Background in quality control, analytical development chemistry and quality management systems
  • Paul holds BSc in Chemistry with Quality Management and a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering

Liam Byrne

Head of Business Development and Alliance Management

  • Appointed Business Development Manager in 2012
  • Formerly Analytical Services Manager since 2006
  • Previously employed at Bristol Myers Squibb in development
  • Liam holds a PhD In Chemistry from Dublin City University and is a EU certified Chartered Chemist

Paul Mullally

Head of Finance & IT


  • Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a BA in Accounting from Waterford Institute of Technology and an MBA from Warwick University.
  • Previously held senior finance positions in Nypro Healthcare, Glanbia Plc and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Kay O’Shea

Head of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs


  • Joined EirGen as an employee in 2015 (joined in 2011 in contract role)
  • Background in Regulatory Affairs, R&D and clinical trials, with more than 28 year’s experience
  • Kay holds BSc in Industrial Chemistry from University of Limerick

Ria White

Head of Human Resources


  • Appointed as Head of Human Resources in 2016 (joined in 2012 in contract role)
  • Background of more than 18 year’s in senior HR roles as well as consultancy in pharma industry
  • Ria holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree from University of Limerick with a major in HR and minor in Employment Law

Maurice Fitzgerald

Head of Engineering


  • Joined EirGen in 2016
  • Background in sterile Fill/Lyophilisation both in Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Maurice holds a Degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration