Dave Skelton
Dave Skelton
Chairman – Leading Edge Group

Dave holds BAI Engineering and BA Mathematics degrees from Trinity College, Dublin.  He has 30 years Senior Management/Director experience in Manufacturing, Engineering and Healthcare sectors (Millipore, Dupont and Cadbury). Nine years as a Penna O’Shea consultant Dave brings with him extensive change management, people management, executive mentoring and organisational development skills including multi sector experience across the Chemical, Food, Healthcare/Pharma and Financial sectors working to ISO, FDA and Financial regulatory standards.  Based in Munster he services projects and individuals nationwide.

Professional Experience:

  • 20 Years in Operations as Director, Engineering function Head and Senior Leader with Millipore, managing facility builds, process development and improvement, plus US and UK Operations.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience across all functions within Operations and Supply Chain.
  • 12 years significant Project Management with Cadbury and DuPont with in-depth understanding of effective project delivery and communication.
  • An executive, business and career consultant, who enables individuals and teams, enhances individual/business performance through the acquisition and/or development of leadership and business skills.
  • Skilled in organisation development, change management, career counselling and executive
  • Created and rolled out a bespoke review processes for EMC to streamline their recruitment process.
  • Developed Retirement materials to capture the Retirement audience of today
  • Consistently receives outstanding feedback from both clients and candidates alike.  His professional, practical and can do approach encourages his candidates to success.

Has contributed significantly to restructuring projects across all sectors including;  Roche, Stryker, Avocent, Yves Rocher, Boston Scientific, Novartis, Pall Ireland, Transitional Optical, BASF, Vistakon, Shannon Aerospace, Ulster Bank, Anglo Irish Bank, Tesco, Eason, Suir Pharma, Xilinx, Analog Devices, Millipore, Tecnotree, Lufthansa Technik, Aer Lingus plus many more.

Memberships: Institute of Engineers of Ireland, Irish Executives, Innovation Ireland, Webrecruit Ireland, Outplacement Professionals Network.