Donal Lenihan has over 30 years’ involvement in the banking and financial services industry having worked in a variety of roles with the Industrial Credit Corporation, Investment Bank of Ireland and Irish Life and Permanent.
Donal was involved in providing finance for manufacturing companies through funds provided by the European Central Bank. His experience also includes commercial and residential lending with both IBI and PTSB. He also set up his own financial services company specialising in residential and commercial lending and insurance related products.
Running parallel with his business interests, Donal also brought his considerable management skills to bear in the professional sports arena, managing the Irish rugby side for two years before taking up a similar role with the British and Irish Lions for their tour of Australia in 2001.
Donal is a renowned sports journalist, rugby commentator and analyst.
Chief Executive Officer
David is responsible for the overall management of the firm. David has spent the last 15 years working as a trader and portfolio manager, developing knowledge and expertise in the asset management industry in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland.
Sarah Dineen joined BlackBee in September 2018 as Head of Compliance. Sarah is a senior Compliance professional, with a wealth of experience extending to related areas such as risk, data privacy, corporate governance and legal.
Donie is the Sales Director for BlackBee Investments, responsible for growing and managing business development across Ireland. Donie is responsible for opportunity management, driving growth and key account planning within the business development team.
Niamh is the Operations Manager at BlackBee and is responsible for all investment applications, agency agreements, encashments & bond maturities, including processing all bonds and ensuring adherence to AML for all applications.
James is responsible for managing all systems and data associated with investment activities and overseeing the firm’s different areas of business activities. James’ knowledge and past experience cover Structured Investment Solutions across Bonds, Equities and Commodities, Investment Research and Operations with a strong focus on IT-driven solutions.
Laura Creagh joined BlackBee as Compliance Manager in November 2018. Laura is a qualified Solicitor in Ireland with the Law Society of Ireland and in England & Wales under the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Her qualifications include a BCL, LLM (Criminal Justice), Diploma in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and a Diploma in Employment Law. Laura also has a Certificate in Project Management.
Tracey is the Supervisor on the Operations team at BlackBee Investments and is responsible for all investment applications, agency agreements, encashments & bond maturities, including processing all bonds and ensuring adherence to AML for all applications.
Evelyn is the Broker Support Administrator at BlackBee & is responsible for applications, agency agreements, and bond & encashment maturities. This includes processing applications and ensuring AML is completed for compliance purposes. She is APA Qualified via the Insurance Institute of Ireland.
Kenneth is the Middle Office Analyst at BlackBee and is responsible for facilitating the flow of information between the Trading Desk and Operations. Kenneth has experience in Promotion and Sales in the events industry with Pluto Event & Marketing Solutions and has worked in the Strategic and Economic Development Department of Cork City Council.