Meet the Team

Meet our leadership team who are responsible for the facilitation and delivery of our training courses which enhance the skills of employees and enable companies to thrive. At Positive2Work Skillnet we work in close partnership with our members to ensure all our courses add value to their business.

Gráinne O'Boyle


Grainne’s background is in Psychology and she is a HR professional with over 20 years experience at senior level in the corporate sector. She formerly worked as Head of Employee Relations and Safety in eir Group and is now an independent consultant working with  organisations through transformation and change. She is a believer in Life Long Learning and is a graduate of Keele University having obtained an MA in Industrial Relations and HR. She is also a graduate of University College Dublin with an MSc in Occupational Health and Safety.

Paul Cummings


With over 20 years in Human Resources Paul has led Learning & Development functions across a variety of industries spanning Retail, Financial Services, Banking, Logistics both nationally and internationally. He has designed and delivered programmes across a wide range of scales and subject matter, including cultural, technical, professional and core business skills using multiple channels and methodologies. He holds a firm belief that supporting the development of people, both professionally and personally, is a critical success factor for organisations. Paul recognises the Skillnet Ireland model as an essential component in the continued support of individuals, organisations and Ireland Inc. to sustain a key competitive differentiator, which is a commitment to lifelong learning.

Mark Brennan

Network Manager

Mark joined Positive2Work in 2008, with an extensive background in learning and development, sales and account management over his 22 year career. As a qualified trainer and Learning and Development Director, Mark has worked with many of Ireland’s leading edge employers, micro SMEs and also with job seekers and fully understands the ever changing learning needs of organisations, no matter the size. Through his time with Positive2Work, Mark has seen it grown extensively and been awarded two national training awards.

Christine Campbell

Network Administrator

Christine has been with Positive2Work Skillnet since 2012, providing financial accounting and project administration support. Herself a qualified trainer and account manager with 20 years experience, Christine understands the need to provide expert, quality-led business support. Christine has designed and delivered tailored management training programmes across Ireland and is an accredited external certification assessor.


Lorraine Parkes

Steering Committee Member

A graduate of DCU and UCD, Lorraine  is a Senior Executive Ibec’s Knowledge Centre which provides a specialist advisory and information service to members on employment law, HR and other employment related issues affecting HR management.

Our Steering Group

The Steering Group is responsible for:

  • Delivering the overall stratgey of the network
  • Guiding, overseeing and supporting the network management team
  • Providing leadership and making key decisions, including all budgetry matters
  • Evaluating progress

About our Trainers

At Positive2Work, we take pride in the high quality of our training:

  • Delivered by experts in their field.
  • Great communicators committed to guiding trainees through the learning and development process.
  • Best practice and up-to-date content.

About Positive2Work

Established to create a Positive2Work environment for all employees within the member companies.


Meet our Members

Our members consist of a large selection of small and large companies across all industry sectors in Ireland.

Corona Virus Update

Positive2Work Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

Positive2Work Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Positive2Work Skillnet has postponed its public training courses until 19th April 2020.

Positive2Work Skillnet will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing at a later date in 2020, and for our online programmes.

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to our members.

Our Network contact details are.
NAME: Mark Brennan
PHONE: 085 1745779

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website at