Meet the Graphite Team

At Graphite HRM, we guide business owners, senior managers, and HR personnel through complex employment law challenges such as grievance and redundancy processes. 

Our team consists of expert HR consultants who have years of experience working in various sectors. With our team on your side, you can be sure we’re doing all we can to make the running of your business as stress-free as possible.

Kevin Callan LL.B BL

Consultancy Manager

Kevin Callan qualified as a barrister in 2007 and was admitted to the Bar of Ireland in October of that year. He obtained a Hons LL.B Irish Law Degree and studied and obtained the degree of Barrister-at-Law at the Honourable Society of Kings Inns. 

Kevin has worked on a number of State panels, including panels for the Minister for Justice, Office of The Refugee Applications Commissioner, and the National Employment Rights Authority in Ireland. He practised at the Bar of Ireland as an Employment Law specialist representing both employers and employees and advised businesses in terms of Industrial Relations and Employment Law. He worked before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Rights Commissioner, the Labour Court, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), District Court, Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court.

Kevin left the Bar and joined the Peninsula Group in 2018 and heads up the Consultancy team which undertakes all forms of HR and Employment Law-related supports and processes for employers, including those operating within the private, semi-State, State and charitable sectors.

Rhiannon Coyne

HR Consultant

Rhiannon Coyne joined Graphite HRM in January 2020 as a HR Consultant. Rhiannon holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Maynooth University and a MSc in Human Resource Management from Smurfit Business School, Dublin.

Rhiannon has a vast range of HR industry experience, ranging from the homecare industry to retail and more recently, a long-standing role within the hospitality sector, including experience at head office level. She has experience dealing with employee investigations, grievances, and disciplinary procedures. Rhiannon’s extensive recruitment experience includes heading European-wide recruitment initiatives. Rhiannon has a keen interest in employee engagement, training, and HR policy development.

Samantha Crotty

HR Consultant

Samantha Crotty started her career in retail management with one of Ireland’s largest retailers, progressing into the role of HR Manager having completed a degree in Human Resource Management. She then moved into the role of HRBP within the IT industry before joining Graphite as a HR Consultant in 2021. Samantha has experience in all areas of HR, from recruitment and training to ER, performance management, and health & safety.

Marian Whelan

HR Consultant

Graphite HR Consultant Marian Whelan began her career in HR within the construction sector where she interned during her college years. She later moved into the IT sector where she gained experience in different HR positions, moving from a HR Administrator up to a more senior position of HR Business Partner. During her time in this industry, she undertook a Master’s degree in HRM developing on her existing skills and knowledge and achieving her CIPD qualification.

Bernadette Cotter

HR Consultant

Bernadette Cotter has over 20 years’ experience in people and client services management, specialising in Human Resources Management. Bernadette has worked for one of the largest financial institutions and Not-For-Profit organisations in Ireland, gaining diverse experience in client management in various industries.

Bernadette has full Human Resources operational experience from recruitment to training, performance management, grievance and disciplinary investigations, health & safety, benefits and employee wellbeing for a high volume of staff.

Bernadette holds qualifications in Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Training & Development, Business Studies, Financial Advice, Front Line Management and Counselling Psychology. She is particularly interested in training, employee wellbeing, and conflict resolution. 

Joe Thompson

HR Consultant

HR Consultant Joe Thompson has 12 years of HR experience in the UK and Ireland, working primarily in the retail and hospitality sectors. He has a HDip in Human Resources Management from UCC and is currently undertaking a Level 9 Award in Employment Law. Joe has experience managing large-scale recruitment projects, disciplinary processes, and complex investigations including bullying, harassment, and grievances.

Get in touch with one of our consultants

Whatever issue you’re faced with, whether it’s having to conduct a redundancy process, handling employee conduct, or having to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s contract of employment, we can help.

Get in touch with one of our consultants today so we can resolve your issue the Graphite way.

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