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Emma Woods

Emma Woods

HR Services Manager

Emma’s Bio

Emma joined Collins McNicholas as a HR Services Consultant in September 2016 and works to assist the company in designing and administering bespoke assessment solutions for Collins McNicholas’ clients. Emma has previous experience working with a psychometric assessment provider for recruitment, selection and development. Emma’s background is in Organisational Psychology with a BA in Psychology from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and an MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology from the University of Limerick. Emma is also certified by the British Psychological Society for Level A and B Test User Qualifications: Ability and Personality Psychometrics. Emma was promoted to HR Services Manager in March 2020.

Caroline Ward

Caroline Ward

Senior HR Services Consultant

Caroline’s Bio

Caroline Ward is a Senior HR Services Consultant at Collins McNicholas. She joined the team in 2011 and is responsible for designing and providing assessment services, ranging from volume recruitment to executive search support for a wide range of clients, providing recruitment project management, training and outplacement. Caroline holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology from University of Nottingham and is certified by The British Psychological Society to carry out Levels A and B+ Psychometric Assessment (OPQ, 16PF and Dimensions personality profiling tools), as well as assessment centre design. She is an active member of CIPD Ireland and Chairperson of the CIPD Ireland Midlands Region.

Mairead O’Reilly

Mairead O’Reilly

HR Services Coordinator

Mairead’s Bio

Mairéad joined the HR Services team as a HR Services Coordinator in September 2018. She works in designing and administering bespoke assessment solutions for Collins McNicholas’ clients. Mairéad holds a degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and graduated with a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology from the University of Limerick, which is accredited by the PSI and CIPD. She is also certified by the British Psychological Society for both the Test User: Ability and Personality Psychometric qualifications.

Niall Murray

Niall Murray

Managing Director

Niall’s Bio

Niall Murray was appointed Managing Director in November 2015 having led a (MBO) Management Buy Out of Collins McNicholas along with fellow Directors Antoinette O’Flaherty and Michelle Murphy. Niall joined Collins McNicholas in 1998 to establish their Sligo office and was promoted to the position of General Manager in September 2010. Niall is a graduate of Dublin City University Business School, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and is certified by The British Psychological Society to carry out Levels A and B+ psychometric assessments. Prior to joining Collins McNicholas, Niall spent a number of years working in the recruitment industry in Dublin.