One of Ireland’s most eminent lawyers, and former Managing Partner and Chairman of Arthur Cox, Eugene brings over 35 years’ experience at the heart of corporate life in Ireland to his work with Praesta clients, specialising in optimising the performance of Boards.  


Chairman, Appian Asset Management
Board Member, ICON Plc
Board Member, Fly Leasing
Board Member, AON Insurance
Board Member, Boundary Capital, Plc
Board Member, The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland
Non-Executive Board Member of the HSE
Chair of the Governing Authority of UCD
Chair of the Governing Body of DIT
Chair of the DIT Foundation
Member of the Ethics & Governance Committee of Chartered Accountants Ireland
President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce (2006)


Eugene is also the author of the biographies of two of corporate Ireland’s best known figures; solicitor Arthur Cox (Arthur Cox 1891-1965), and businessman Kevin McCourt (My Dear Mr. McCourt) , both published by Gill & McMillian.


Professional Certificate in Coaching (PCC), Henley Business School

Solicitor in Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland

Diploma in European Law, UCD, BCL, UCD
T: +353 (0)1 20 66 724
M:+353 (0)87 256 7683


Given his extensive knowledge and experience of both public and private sector boards, Eugene’s Praesta practice is focused on supporting clients to maximise the structure and performance of their Boards.

Eugene draws on his personal experience of leading change initiatives and building a development culture across an organisation as well as his professional expertise and business knowledge to support clients to build robust Boards.

Eugene has extensive governance experience, having advised the board of directors of major companies in the public and private sector and of State. Eugene combines a drive for excellence with a sense of compassion and humour. He has a capacity to quickly identify potential in others and to encourage them to achieve it. His clients derive great benefits as Eugene applies this quality alongside his depth of commercial and technical experience to bring about the best outcomes for them.

T: +353 (0)1 20 66 724
M:+353 (0)87 260 9171