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CO3 Senior Fellows

CO3 is delighted to announce our CO3 Fellows.  Esteemed leaders who have previously worked in the sector whose leadership journey has either led to a new role in the public or private sector and/or for those who have semi –retired.  Their combined experience, expertise and wisdom to offer counsel and support to the wider membership is much appreciated.  If you would like to find out more about our CO3 Fellows in the first instance please contact Nora 
Margaret Haddock MBE
Brendan McDonnell
John McMullan
Wendy Osborne OBE
Dawn Shaw

Margaret Haddock MBE
Three words that sum up your leadership journey to date: 
Passion  Enriching  Enjoyable
 
Who are your leadership heroes?
Leadership heroes come to you for different reasons here are a few I met along my journey:
Judy Heumann - A women who has excelled in advancing the rights of disabled people across the world
Alan Thomson - Founding leader of Orchardville Society for demonstrating how to nuture individuals and for integrity at all levels.
Sir Gerry Robinson - Business approach and how he demonstrated cross cutting themes.  Highlighting how important ground swell opinions and thoughts are to business.
 
Three pieces of advice you would provide to your younger self starting out in your first CEO role
1.Always have integrity, motivation and belief in what you are trying to achieve.
2.Bring people with you on the journey, recipients of your service, staff  board and appropriate networks
3.Plan well to achieve vision and mission but ensure you maintain flexibility to avail and respond to opportunities along the way.

Something you are willing to share that nobody would know about you
Left school with few qualifications but after marriage and children educated and became a women returner. 
 

Brendan McDonnell

Three words that sum up your leadership journey to date: 
Optimism, tenacity, cynicism.
 
Who are your leadership heroes?
Jeremy Harbinson, Martin McGuinness, Mick O'Dwyer
 
Three pieces of advice you would provide to your younger self starting out in your first CEO role
1.Get trusted advice
2.Admit you need help
3.Listen to your people and trust your instincts

Something you are willing to share that nobody would know about you 
Like a lot of people during lockdown, I have discovered gardening, more specifically planting vegetables. Dug my first ever vegetable plot, now delighted to see stuff actually growing. Metaphor for management somewhere there.
 

John McMullan

Three words that sum up your leadership journey to date: 
Optimism, tenacity, cynicism.
 
Who are your leadership heroes?
Mahatma Gandhi; Martin Luther King Jnr. Nelson Mandela and Jean-Luc Picard
 
Three pieces of advice you would provide to your younger self starting out in your first CEO role
1.Be more confident
2.More willing to challenge
3.Invest in growing others
 

 
Something you are willing to share that nobody would know about you 
When I was 16 I was brought over to Liverpool FC for a trial
 

Wendy Osborne OBE

Three words that sum up your leadership journey to date: 
Challenging, stimulating, unpredictable
 
Who are your leadership heroes?
Eleanor Roosevelt; Charles Handy; Miss Marple (Agatha Christie character)
 
Three pieces of advice you would provide to your younger self starting out in your first CEO role
1.Be bold
2.Know thyself
3.Listen lots

Something you are willing to share that nobody would know about you 
 In my youth I was a Black Sabbath fan and when I turned 50, some 15 years ago, I returned to my roots and purchased a pair of purple Dr Martens boots - they remain pretty and pristine!
 

Dawn Shaw

Three words that sum up your leadership journey to date: 
Rewarding, Resilient Successful
 
Who are your leadership heroes?
Stephen Covey – as a leadership guru as he places so much importance on integrity and the link between personal and professional self –authenticity.
My parents – who encouraged me in different ways, my Dad who believed so much in life long learning and my Mum who believed women could do anything they wanted to do!
Fionnuala McAndrew – who as a female leader was caring, authentic, generous with her time for others, knowledgeable, visionary and who led with authenticity – some I would wish to be like.
 
Three pieces of advice you would provide to your younger self starting out in your first CEO role
1.Have more confidence and self-belief about what you could achieve.
2.Keep following your dreams, resilience and determination are useful qualities.
3.Take a few more risks, we can all learn from our mistakes and every day present an opportunity for learning.

Something you are willing to share that nobody would know about you 
Can’t think of anything !!