Meet the Team

Listed below are the core team members who make up Stellar.  For each assignment we put together a talented and experienced team to match our client’s requirements.

Richard O’Rawe

 

richardRichard O’Rawe is the Managing Director of Stellar Leadership. He specialises in leadership, strategic  planning and performance management.

In 2004, after twelve years as Managing Partner of professional services firm, Venture International Ltd, he developed the Unlocking Leadership programme based on research into best practice in leadership in a knowledge-based economy.

He was formerly a regional manager in the public sector, specialising in strategic planning and communications.  A graduate of the University of Ulster he has completed postgraduate management studies at the University of Ulster and at Henley, the Management College in England.  He has an MSc in Executive Leadership.

In 1988 he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Management and in 1991 he completed the PSTC Leadership Challenge, an initiative for rising middle managers in the public sector.  In 1993 he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Strategy.

As part of his work with the International Fund for Ireland he was invited to study community economic development in the United States under the US State Department’s Distinguished Visitor Programme.  Richard has worked on EU-sponsored enterprise and management development assignments in Denmark, Ukraine, Russia and Zambia.  Having managed a leading enterprise agency on behalf of the EU, he facilitated the establishment of enterprise development agencies in Kiev, Ukraine and St. Petersburg in Russia.

He is actively involved as a volunteer, and previously chaired the £40m Connswater Community Greenway Project in East Belfast and Audiences NI, an organisation set up by the Arts Council to promote audience development. Richard currently Chairs Belfast Metropolitan College.

 

Mena Wilson

 

MenaMena Wilson manages Unicorn Consultancy, the leading centre in Ireland for the delivery of leadership programmes accredited by ILM.

She is a member of the Institute for Personnel and Development and has recently completed some new and revealing research on the question of transfer of learning.

In the last 12 years Mena has worked extensively in the development and delivery of Management and Leadership Programmes at a number of levels. She has specific expertise in the theory and practice of leadership; understanding, leading and motivating teams and leading people using interpersonal and coaching skills.

Informed by her research, she is focused on ensuring the needs of both the organisation and individuals are met through agreeing a model of transfer of learning from training to the workplace.

Mena began her career in the social work and social care field and has worked across a range of sectors including the voluntary and statutory.

 

Frank McGlone

FrankFrank McGlone has been involved in business and organisational development for almost twenty years. In that time he has worked with some of the largest businesses located in Ireland.

As well as being Chairman of a number of companies, he has been involved in facilitating, developing and implementing strategies for many large organisations including a US owned manufacturing company with a $1 billion turnover in Europe. He is also retained by a number of UK and Irish based companies and organisations to provide ongoing support and advice, some of these for over 15 years.

Frank has worked closely with Boards of Directors and has coached Senior Executives in the implementation of strategies and managing in difficult trading environments.

In addition, he is a shareholder and Director of a number of businesses with net assets worth more than £5m.

Frank has been involved in delivering training and providing mentoring support to participants on a number of programmes for the past ten years and has an in-depth understanding of the organisational development process and in developing workable growth strategies.

Joy Allen

Approved Institute of Directors Course LeaderJoy Allen is a Business Studies graduate with postgraduate qualifications in leadership, marketing and education, and with extensive experience of leadership, leadership development, and governance.

Joy has designed and delivered several unique programmes for the Hastings Hotels Group, including:

 

  • Emerging Leaders Programme
  • Coaching for Success
  • Managing for Peak Performance

Joy's main interest is the relationship between governance and management. She is a Chartered Director and was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (the largest of its kind in the UK), a board member of The Fostering Network (UK) and Chair of the Simon Community (NI). Joy currently sits on the board of Alzheimers Society UK, and two private sector companies.

Joy is a Course Leader for the prestigious 'Role of the Director and the Board' course for the Institute of Directors in London. She has designed and delivered governance training for a range of public and voluntary organisations.

Previously, as Director of the Association of Chief Officers of Voluntary Organisations, Joy led a professional team which provided personal and professional development support for a network of 150 voluntary sector leaders. Programmes included:

  • Leading Change – a 6-day leadership development programme
  • Mentoring to Achieve Potential – cross-sectoral leadership mentoring
  • Fast Track – a leadership coaching programme
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