Frank Kelly – President
Frank Kelly is a Construction Director at Walls Construction. Frank has more than twenty-five years’ industry experience having joined Walls Construction in 1992 as a site engineer progressing to contracts manager and to his current position of Construction Director.
He has worked across a diverse range of sectors including commercial, retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, residential, fit-out, industrial and education. Frank has been responsible for the delivery of some landmark projects like Trinity Biosciences on Pearse Street and the recently completed Central Bank on North Wall Quay.
Frank has been actively involved in the CIF since 2008 and sits on a number of the advisory committees to the executive body including chair of the Safety & Health Committee. His standing in the Irish construction sector was recognised by his recent term as President of the Master Builders and Contractors Association.
Joe Conway – Senior Vice President
Joe Conway is a Business Development Manager with Dornan Engineering, who worked overseas with Kentz, in the African countries of Lesotho, South Africa & Botswana 1983-1997 and has worked in Ireland since his return in 1997.
He has over forty years’ experience in the construction industry, working on mining, oil & gas industries while overseas and since his return has been involved in the pharmaceutical, datacentre and heavy industrial and commercial projects in Ireland, and served as Vice President and President of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and remains active on the ECA I.R. Committee and is also a member of the CIF Cork Branch Executive.
Stephen McCarthy – Vice President
Stephen McCarthy is the Managing Director of Astra Construction Services Ltd. which he founded over 34 years ago. He has concentrated the business in the Carrigaline area and has built over 2,000 homes. Stephen's in-depth knowledge of the house building industry and personal tenacity brought the company through the recession which resulted in the successful completion of a development of 400 houses in Forest Hill, Carrigaline. Having traded successfully over the last 34 years, Astra Construction Services Ltd. is now in the process of building its largest development to date comprising 950 homes in Janeville on Cork Road in Carrigaline.
Stephen is actively involved with Homebond and the CIF, at a local and national level and has held various positions within these organisations including;
- Vice President of Construction Industry Federation (CIF)
- Director and Past Chairman of Homebond.
- Past Chairman of Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA).
- Past Chairman of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Cork branch.
- Current Chairman of the Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA) Cork branch.
- Member of the National Executive of the Irish House Builders' Association (IHBA).