Board of Directors
Eugene joined the board of Appian in September 2017, following his retirement as a partner in Arthur Cox, one of Ireland's leading law firms. He has over 35 year’s experience as a corporate lawyer, specialising in corporate governance as well as being involved in a wide range of corporate advisory and transactional work. He served as both Managing Partner and Chairman of Arthur Cox. He has been involved as a non-executive director of public and private commercial companies, State boards and not for profit companies. He was President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Chair of the Governing Authority of University College Dublin.
Patrick J Lawless
Chief Executive Officer
Patrick founded Appian in 2003 after completing the management buy-out of the private client arm of Aberdeen Asset Management Ireland Limited. He has over 25 years' investment experience in the asset management business and was Head of Investment for ABN AMRO Bank in Ireland. Patrick is a qualified Investment Analyst and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and the Society of Investment Professionals in the UK and Ireland. Patrick also sits on the Committee of Management of the Irish Forestry Unit Trust (IFUT)
Kevin joined Appian in October 2008. He began his career in banking with Bank of Ireland Group and spent 10 years with Ulster Bank Group where he was Head of Corporate Banking Division. Subsequent to his banking career, Kevin has spent 15 years working in industry and successfully sold Allspace Limited, a company he co-founded in 1994. Kevin is a business and economics graduate of Trinity College, Dublin.
Brian joined Appian as Head of Compliance in June 2011, with over 25 years’ experience in investment and asset management. Prior to joining Appian Brian was Area Compliance Officer for HSBC in Ireland having previously worked as Head of Investment Operations for a prominent asset manager and Chief Financial Officer at a leading stockbroker. Brian is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an MBA from UCD. Brian was appointed to the Appian Board in August 2011.
Pat joined the Board of Appian in October 2017. He was formerly President of the European Parliament (2002 – 2004), being elected on 15 January 2002, having served as an MEP, Munster from 1989. He served as a TD for Cork South Central (1992-1994). He was General Secretary of the Progressive Democrats (1986-1989). Pat is President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also a member of the Appointment Advisory Committee, of the European Investment Bank. He holds many honours/awards including Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur, France and Commandeur de l”ordre des Palmes académiques, France and national honours in Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Poland and Romania.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Greg joined the board of Appian in May 2003. Greg is a director and significant shareholder in Arena Group Limited in the UK and Hireall Limited and Caterhire Limited in Ireland. Prior to this he worked for Deloittes and KPMG in Dublin and Minneapolis and was subsequently a director at Davy Corporate Finance, the corporate finance arm of Davy Stockbrokers.
Tony Joined our board in February 2015. He was previously a director of Ulster Bank where he had been head of corporate banking and chief executive of retail banking as well as holding a number of other senior positions. After leaving Ulster Bank in 2002, Tony held a number of non-executive directorships including Kingspan Group plc and is currently a non-executive director of several large private companies