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

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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). He originally joined the NTMA as part of the team managing the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) in 2006.

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Ciara Lehane

Deputy Director -Head of Operations

Ciara is Deputy Director – Head of Operations. She leads the ISIF team tasked with the operational management of the fund, and is responsible for coordinating strategy development, communications and market engagement, change management, systems, finance and risk in conjunction with the relevant NTMA functions.

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Mary Macnamara

Deputy Director - Head of Portfolio Management

Mary is Head of Portfolio Management and Deputy Director. Mary leads the Portfolio Management team in the management of asset allocation, investment monitoring, risk and performance measurement as well as ESG oversight.

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Rebekah Brady

Deputy Director - Head of Investment

Rebekah is Deputy Director – Head of Investments for ISIF. She leads the Irish & Global Portfolio Teams across all of our investment priorities – Climate, Food & Agriculture, Scaling Indigenous Businesses and Housing & Enabling Infrastructure.

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Brian O'Connor

Senior Investment Director

Brian is a Senior Investment Director and leads the team making ISIF’s investments to support Scaling Indigenous Businesses. This includes investments in a range of growth equity, private equity and alternative debt funds, as well as ISIF’s direct equity and debt investments into scaling Irish businesses.

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Cathal Fitzgerald

Senior Investment Director

Cathal is a Senior Investment Director and leads a team with responsibility for investments in the Food and Agriculture sector. The ISIF Food and Agriculture portfolio covers a broad range of sectors and seeks to support Irish companies to scale and grow internationally using a range of tailored financial solutions.

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Paul Saunders

Senior Investment Director

Paul is a Senior Investment Director and Head of Climate and Venture Capital. Paul leads a team focussed on ISIF’s climate and venture capital agenda.

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Sarah Hickey

Senior Investment Director

Sarah is a Senior Investment Director and leads the ISIF Real Assets team responsible for the implementation of ISIF’s Housing and Enabling Investment strategy. This includes investments and initiatives across commercial and residential real estate, large scale urban regeneration projects and infrastructure.

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Donal Murphy

Senior Investment Specialist

Donal is a Senior Investment Specialist, focused on projects in and around Ireland’s Ports and Harbours which enable and support the emerging Offshore Renewable Energy sector. Investments in this area include core port infrastructure as well as related investments which can ensure Ireland captures maximum value from the offshore renewables sector.

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Saoirse O'Connor

Senior Investment Director - Head of Irish Portfolio Management

Saoirse is responsible for the overall monitoring and management of ISIF’s Irish Investment Portfolio from financial close to exit. Saoirse leads a team of investment professionals who are responsible for monitoring the financial and economic performance of Irish investments.

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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.

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James Brennan

Investment Director

James is an Investment Director on ISIF's Venture and Innovation Team. James has primary responsibility for the fund’s venture capital portfolio.

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Brendan Byron

Investment Director

Brendan is an Investment Director for the ISIF Real Assets team responsible for the origination, execution, and monitoring of direct and indirect investments under ISIF’s Housing and Enabling Investment strategy. This includes investments and initiatives across commercial and residential real estate, large scale urban regeneration projects and infrastructure.

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Deborah Meghen

Investment Director

Deborah is responsible for Sustainable and Responsible Investment at the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, working with the investment teams overseeing ESG and Climate related reporting and strategies.

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Evelyn Leen

Investment Director

Evelyn is the Investment Director leading the Global Portfolio team with responsibility for managing ISIF’s Global Portfolio and the National Reserve Fund.

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Georgina Murphy

Investment Director

Georgina leads life science investment for the ISIF, covering limited partnership commitments to a portfolio of life science venture funds and direct equity investment, where ISIF seeks to provide patient capital to scaling Irish businesses.

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Liam McGrath

Investment Director

Liam is an Investment Director in ISIF’s Indigenous Business team. Liam’s primary focus is on investments that support the growth of Irish businesses, including commitments to Irish and international funds and direct investments in businesses across a range of sectors.

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John Harrington

Investment Director

John is a member of the Climate investment team in ISIF. John’s responsibilities include the origination, execution and monitoring of ISIF’s investments across the Climate landscape, from renewables and other sustainable infrastructure assets to earlier stage climate technology commitments.

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Fiona Leheny

Investment Director

Fiona is the Investment Director leading the Data Analytics and Management Information team. Fiona is responsible for ISIF’s data related activities including data analytics, data quality and governance across investment, portfolio management and other operational processes.

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Peter Lynch

Senior Manager - ISIF Business Applications & Change

Peter is Senior Manager for the ISIF Business Application Team. He leads a team responsible for application support and change within the ISIF, managing and enhancing ISIF’s technology capability.

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Marianne Nolan

Senior Investment Manager

Marianne leads strategy and change management within the Business Operations team for ISIF.  She is responsible for supporting the development of investment and enabling strategies, and delivery of transformation initiatives for the fund.

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Adrian Byrne

Senior Investment Manager

Adrian is a Senior Investment Manager focused on investments that support the growth of indigenous Irish businesses. This includes the origination, execution, and monitoring of investments to a range of Irish and international funds, as well as ISIF’s direct equity and debt investments across a wide range of sectors.

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Ciaran Tobin

Senior Investment Manager

Ciaran is a Senior Investment Manager in ISIF's Housing and Enabling Investments team. Ciaran works on a range of infrastructure, corporate and fund-based transactions, taking lead roles in deal structuring and negotiation.

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Frank Dorgan

Senior Investment Manager

Frank is a member of the Scaling Indigenous Businesses team in ISIF. His primary focus is the sourcing and evaluation of a wide range of investment opportunities in growth capital, private equity and debt funds, as well as direct equity and debt investments into businesses, across a wide range of industries and sectors.

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Jer Lyne

Senior Investment Manager

Jeremiah Lyne is a Senior Investment Manager in the Irish Portfolio Monitoring Team which is responsible for the overall management and monitoring of ISIF’s Irish Investment Portfolio from financial close to exit.

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John Cantwell

Senior Investment Manager

John is a Senior Investment Manager in the Indigenous Businesses investment team. John leads ISIF’s Financial Services sector investments including direct equity and debt investments in non-bank lenders and in the fin-tech sector and its commitments to debt funds. 

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Nigel Purcell

Senior Investment Manager

Nigel works as a Senior Investment Manager as part of the ISIF Climate Team which aims to crowd in climate related capital and expertise into the Irish market. He works on developing the Irish climate ecosystem through direct and fund investments across all stages of a company’s lifecycle.

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Patrick O'Regan

Senior Investment Manager

Patrick is a Senior Investment Manager focussed on investments that support the growth of indigenous Irish businesses. This includes investments in a range of Irish and international funds and direct investments in businesses across a range of sectors.

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Róisín O'Shea

Senior Investment Manager

Róisín is a Senior Investment Manager in the Food and Agri team. Róisín is focused on the agrifood sector including looking at companies at the scaling stage.

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Sean Mulvany

Senior Investment Manager

Sean is a Senior Investment Manager in the Food and Agriculture team in ISIF. He is tasked with discovery and evaluation of venture fund and direct investment opportunities in agtech, foodtech, circular bioeconomy and climate solutions.

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Will Atkinson

Senior Investment Manager

Will Atkinson is a Senior Investment Manager on the Food and Agriculture team. Will is responsible for direct equity, debt, and indirect fund investments seeking to deliver on ISIF’s Food and Agriculture strategy

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