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Recent Event CMRF(Children’s Medical Research Foundation)

The IIBN were delighted to support the CMRF (Children’s Medical Research Foundation) dinner in aid of the National Childrens Research Centre based at Our Ladys Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in Dublin, Ireland on July 21 st .

The guests of honor were former Ireland rugby legends, and former bitter rivals, Ronan O’Gara and Jonathan Sexton’s who were representing The No. 10 Fund and ambassadors for CMRF. In the after dinner Q&A Johnny and Ronan were joined by current Irish rugby captain Rory Best. The stories of how Johnny and Ronan went from foe competing for the Irish the No. 10 jersey on the Irish team to moving to Paris together and becoming friends had the audience at the Water Club captivated.

A special mention to those who made the event a real success raising over $150,000 to support the National Children’s Research Centre in Dublin; Dave Evans (the Dinner Chair and Chair of the Emerging Leaders Board of CMRF), Johann Fox (Development Officer of CMRF), Katie Gassert of Gatsby Events and Sean Gaffey (CMRF and IIBN Board member) The evening was made all the more memorable because of the venue setting and hospitality of BuzzyO’Keefe and all the staff at the Water Club.

You can view a short video now from the day at Click Here

L to R (Rory Best, Johnny Sexton, Buzzy O’Keefe, Ronan O’Gara, David Evans, Sean Gaffey

IIBN’s Future Leaders Board Held its First “My Career Journey” Event with Guest Speaker Ronan Ryan


The IIBN Future Leaders Board (“FLB”) successful held its first event in what will be a series of “My Career Journey’ events on June 15th with guest speaker Ronan Ryan.  Ronan is co-founder and President of IEX Group, Inc. and is a central character featured in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

IEX Group operates the Investor’s Exchange, a new exchange which gained approval by the SEC two days after Ronan spoke at the event. The intimate event provided a great opportunity to hear about Ronan’s success story and engage with other professionals over some drinks and canapés.  Ronan explained the story behind his appearance in Flash Boys and the origins of the IEX Exchange, and stressed the importance of hard work and not being afraid to take chances professionally.

Thank you to First Derivatives and The IIBN Future Leaders Board (FLB). The FLB is a voluntary advisory group that supports the IIBN and its Board of Directors through its leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm.  The FLB is generally comprised of people who are in the early stages of their careers and have skills (and experience) that complement those of the Senior Board members.