Neil McGowan | Co-Head of Investments @ MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland

Neil is a Director and Co-Head of Investments with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland. He led MML’s investments in IdentiGEN, Prim-Ed Publishing, Fastway, SONAS Bathrooms, Travel Department, Innovu and EES and represents MML on the boards of these and other portfolio companies. Prior to joining MML Ireland, Neil spent 5 years as an Investment Director with FL Partners. Neil started his career with PwC in Dublin, later spending eight years working in investment banking at HSBC and Bank of America in London before relocating to Dublin with Goodbody Corporate Finance. Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and graduated with a MAcc and BComm from University College Dublin.

Sarah-Jane Larkin

Sarah-Jane Larkin | Director General

Sarah-Jane has been Director General of the IVCA since Jan 2018. Previously she has worked in commercial roles in the healthcare and medical device sectors and for a representative body in the Lifesciences sector.   In her free time Sarah-Jane likes nothing more than socialising with family and friends and keeps fit mainly by running around after her children.

Ciara Burrowes

Ciara Burrowes | Association Manager

Ciara Burrowes joined the IVCA in 2001. Her role within the IVCA has grown and developed over the last 18 years; she manages the association. Ciara previously specialised in magazine and newspaper publishing. To relax Ciara loves walking with her rescue dog Lola.