The BEX Team

John Bourke

John Bourke

President

John is a Senior Business and Transformation Leader with over 25 years’ experience working in 18 countries delivering large scale strategic change in a range of different industries and corporate cultures. He holds a BSc in Applied Physics and an MBA. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a European Excellence Assessor. John is a Fellow of the Institute.

Neal Traynor

Neal Traynor

Chief Operations Officer

Neal has a background in psychology, operations, and project management. He’s a serial entrepreneur and also has experience working in a family business. He holds a BA in Psychology, is a certified PRINCE2 Project Manager, a Lean Six Sigma Green belt, and a Chartered Business Excellence Professional.

Susan Murray

Susan E Murray

Chief Research Officer

Susan is an educator, consultant, and researcher. Her research interests include effective leadership, leadership development, cross-cultural management, and qualitative research. She holds an B.Ed in Primary Education, an M.Ed in Leadership, an MSc in Business Management Research, and a Doctorate in Leadership. Susan is a Fellow of the Institute.

Sergio Ríos Huércano

Sergio Ríos Huércano

Head of Business Development

Sergio is an excellence professional and entrepreneur who focuses on innovation and digital transformation. He has been an adviser to the city of Málaga and has worked on innovation management with several Spanish government entities. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and an MSc in Quality Management.

Pavel Hruska

Pavel Hruska

Data Protection Officer & Member Platform Developer

Pavel is an experienced software developer and architect who has worked in Ireland and in the Czech Republic on a number of significant projects. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Mathematics.

Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher

Chief Innovation Officer

Matt is a seasoned Business Excellence Professional with two decades experience helping companies do better. Prior to joining the Institute he was COO of the EFQM. He holds a BSc and a MSc. in Environmental Chemistry. He is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, a European Excellence Assessor and a qualified EFQM Excellence Assessor trainer. Matt is a Fellow of the Institute.

Yiannis Lagos

Yiannis Lagos

Board Member

Yiannis is a human capital professional who champions the use of people focused approaches to organizational performance. He has worked in a number of sectors in various roles and, in his younger days, he led the global operations of the Junior Chamber International. He has a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Business Administration. Yiannis is a Fellow of the Institute.

Patrícia Carvalho

Patrícia Carvalho

Business Development Southern Europe & Africa

Patrícia is an engineer turned businesswoman with experience working in non-profit, public sector and private sector organizations. She holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering, a Masters in Management, and Diploma in Human Resource Management. She is an Excellence Assessor and a Fellow of the Institute.

Ronan Traynor

Ronan Traynor

Registrar

Ronan is a seasond public and private sector business executive with an accounting and financial services background, including almost two decades experience at board level. He holds a BComm and is a Chartered Accountant, a Qualified Financial Adviser and a BEX Baseline Auditor.

Advisory Board

  • Urs Bucher
  • Heidi Fuerst
  • Thomas Paulu
  • Jim Riordan
  • Shahriar Sharifi
  • Bhaskaran Srinivasan

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