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Meet the Team

At ISIF we have a wide range of people to match the diversity of our functions. We enable our people to reach their potential by adopting a culture of self leadership, collaboration and learning.

ISIF Team

Senior Leadership Team

Nick Ashmore

Nick Ashmore

Director

Nick Ashmore is the Director of ISIF. From 2015 to 2021 he served as Chief Executive of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), Ireland’s promotional financial institution focused on the SME market, which provides finance through front line bank and non-bank lending institutions.

Kieran Bristow

Kieran Bristow

Deputy Director - Head of Investment

Kieran Bristow is Deputy Director – Head of Investment across the ISIF Discretionary Fund and leads the team responsible for both Irish and Global investment activity.

Cathal Fitzgerald

Cathal Fitzgerald

Senior Investment Director

Cathal leads the team with responsibility for investments in the Food and Agriculture sector.

Donal Murphy

Donal Murphy

Senior Investment Director

Donal is responsible for the implementation of ISIF’s Regional Development strategy and leads the team responsible for Enabling Investments. This includes investments and initiatives across Infrastructure, Urban Regeneration and Commercial Real Estate with a particular focus on enabling individual regions in Ireland to become engines of economic growth.

Éimhín Ní Mhuircheartaigh

Éimhín Ní Mhuircheartaigh

Deputy Director - Head of Operations

Éimhín is Head of Business Operations for ISIF. She has overall responsibility for directing and overseeing all non- investment activities of the Fund.

Fergal McAleavey

Fergal McAleavey

Senior Investment Director

Fergal is responsible for the delivery of one of ISIF’s priority themes; supporting the scaling of indigenous businesses.

Mikael Langstrom

Mikael Langstrom

Investment Director

Mikael is Head of Risk and Portfolio Construction for the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. Mikael has overall responsibility for risk management, portfolio monitoring and performance analysis.

Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders

Senior Investment Director

Paul leads ISIF’s Climate investment activity, and is also responsible for the fund’s Venture Capital investments in Tech and Life Sciences.

Saoirse O'Connor

Saoirse O'Connor

Investment Director

Saoirse is Head of Irish Portfolio Monitoring. Saoirse has overall responsibility for portfolio monitoring and reviews of the Irish investments.

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Join our team

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