John Phillips Executive Search
John Phillips

Associate Director

John Phillips’ career spans over 40 years within the human resources domain across the Corporate, Indigenous and Not-For-Profit sectors in Ireland. Following an early human resources career with Mitel and Digital Equipment Corporation, Mr Phillips spent over 16 years with Motorola, latterly as Country Manager and Supplier Business Relations Director.

Mr Phillips subsequently held the positions of: Human Resources & Talent Management Director (EMEA) for Elan Pharmaceuticals; Owner/Founder of John Phillips & Associates; Head of Human Resources for Milford Care Centre, before joining Dornan Engineering in Cork as Group Human Resources Manager.

Mr Phillips holds’ an undergraduate Degree in Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University, London, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Limerick, and he has achieved Diploma’s in Personnel Management and Executive Coaching amongst other academic accolades. He is also Certified Level A and B by the British Psychological Society.


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