Meet the CCO team: highly skilled and clinically trained

Kevin Donaghy - CCO Team

Dr Kevin Donaghy PhD HG Dip. P

Managing Director

Dr Kevin Donaghy PhD HG Dip. P

Managing Director

Kevin has spent over 20 years in management and leadership roles. He holds a first-class Honours Degree, PhD and is an experienced clinical psychotherapist, specialising in behaviour within organisations. Kevin leads the CCO team, is an experienced coach to both individuals and groups and spends much of his time in high-level executive coaching. He is extensively involved in mediation, is chair of a number of boards and privately coaches a number of executive and public leaders.  He has worked cross-sector including manufacturing, air & sea transport, information technology, construction, banking and service sectors. His international career has involved government as well as private sector bodies.

Philip Clarke - CCO Team

Philip Clarke

Managing Partner

Philip Clarke

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner, Philip brings both depth and breadth of experience in a range of sectors including Food, Transport, Information Technology, Engineering, and Hospitality.

With 28 years experience, much at Director level, Philip has directed stand-alone businesses and a myriad of more complex business divisions within large multinational corporate organisations with turnover in excess of €2bil.

Philip leads the CCO team in supporting our clients regarding longer term business strategy, commercial strategies, managing change and delivery of high performing and profitable operations. He has significant experience in aligning business strategy with organisational structure, system infrastructure and data intelligence to inform reliable data driven, commercially focused decision making.  As a seasoned Business Director, Philip works with executive management and board level Directors in both demonstrating and developing leadership and management competence.

Philip is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and trained as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Agile.  Married to Deirdre, Philip lives in Co Monaghan, enjoys the outdoor life, early mornings in the gym and a good bottle of wine.

Denver Henderson - CCO Team

Denver Henderson BEng (Hons) DIS

Business Coach

Denver Henderson BEng (Hons) DIS

Business Coach

Denver has a strong technical background, with an Honours Degree in Electronics & Software, combined with 20 years of management and leadership experience.  Denver spent over 10 years of his career with a renowned International blue chip organisation working across the US and Europe.  He coaches leaders at various levels across a variety of industries.  With this he brings his expertise on project management, operations management, business efficiency, communications, business growth, change management, logistics and supply chain, and deploying lean manufacturing as an experienced Operational Excellence Manager.  Denver is a clinical psychotherapist, certified Greenbelt in Six Sigma, and a certified Insights Discovery Practitioner.

When not working, Denver enjoys time with his wife sailing around the Scottish Isles, and various outdoor activities.

Rob Kyle - CCO Team

Robbie Kyle BA Hons, Assoc CIPD

Operations Manager

Robbie Kyle BA Hons, Assoc CIPD 

Operations Manager

Robbie is highly experienced in project management and is responsible for directing and co-ordinating CCO’s range of employee engagement programmes. Robbie has extensive experience in both finance and human resource management, is CIPD accredited and is our IT and social media expert – managing a range of back of house business support operations. His previous experience includes local government and international media. Robbie lives with his wife and heads up the expanding taxi service needed to facilitate the many sporting activities for his sons.

Alan Leckey - CCO Team

Alan Leckey

Executive Business Coach

Alan Leckey

Executive Business Coach

Alan is a serial entrepreneur having started and scaled several businesses. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership and senior management roles mostly at Director level in multiple sectors, including manufacturing, FMCG, the hospitality and events sector. He is proficient in aligning business strategy, organizational structure, and systems-focused operations, with a strong sales and marketing focus.

Alan has extensive experience coaching and mentoring SME businesses owners in the UK and Ireland delivering business growth and acceleration programs.

Over the past 30+ years Alan also dedicated his spare time and resources to young people’s charitable organizations. He is passionate about giving back and making a difference in the lives of others.

Alan has an immense curiosity and an unstoppable desire to explore the world, he has organized and led expeditions to many remote mountain destinations including multiple trips to Everest Base camp, sharing his love of the outdoors with others. Alan holds multiple outdoor qualifications in climbing, mountaineering, water sports and mountain biking. He is happily married to Liz and has two daughters and three grandchildren. Alan currently lives in Portadown, Northern Ireland.

Des Rice - CCO Team

Dr Des Rice HG Dip. P PhD OBE

Executive Coach and Psychotherapist

Dr Des Rice HG Dip. P PhD OBE

Executive Coach and Psychotherapist

Des coaches Executives and Teams in their organisations and in their private lives. He is trained as a life coach and as a Human Givens Psychotherapist. Previously he was a partner for 20 years in two successful consultancy companies. He motivates individuals and teams to realise their potential in their work and their lives. He has served on several representative bodies and Government committees. He received an OBE in 2004 for services to industry.

Lydia McClelland – Marketing Associate CCO Team

Lydia McClelland

Marketing Associate

Lydia McClelland

Marketing Associate

Lydia is an experienced marketing leader with over 20 years business experience in senior marketing, business development and GM roles. She’s a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Chartered Marketer and qualified executive coach. Passionate about helping businesses to grow through a strategic marketing approach, Lydia brings a no-nonsense approach to the top table. Lydia has worked across a range of sectors in the UK and Ireland in both B2B and B2C industries. Lydia enjoys family life with two girls, yoga and holidays when she’s not working!

Human Resources Director

Caroline McQuaid

Human Resources Director

Caroline McQuaid

Human Resources Director

Caroline, has over 25 years professional HR experience, having previously worked at global level with the Kerry Group and currently sits on a number of national and regional Board, for both private and public sectors.  Caroline has led many change management strategies across a range of companies, has developed a range of bespoke and accredited Leadership, Management and Operative Level training programmes.  Have led national and international teams on recruitment, retention, succession planning and engagement, Caroline brings both depth and breadth of experience across a range of human capital and talent management specialisms.  Her approach is pragmatic, business-centric whilst aligned with modern day best practice in the dynamic and changing arena of Human Resource Management.

Caroline’s substantial experience is underpinned with an awareness of legislation and she holds a MSc in HR Leadership from Sheffield Hallam University.

Married to Dessie, Caroline considers that a nice glass of wine is the perfect accompaniment to a good book or movie!