Organisation Structure

Frank is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Sigmar where he is responsible for a team of over 90 recruitment professionals nationwide delivering a variety of services to clients across all industry sectors.  He has 17-year experience in the industry in a variety of roles.  He is a Graduate of UCD and the Smurfit School of Business. Frank was appointed as President of the ‘National Recruitment Federation’ (NRF) in November 2016 having previously spent 6 years with the NRF in various roles including Treasurer and Vice President.
Phone: 01 474 4600


Colin has been working in the recruitment industry since 1998. Initially working with an international IT consultancy he has also managed agencies in the Sales and Marketing , Hospitality , Engineering , construction and Scientific sectors. Colin has been working with Frs Recruitment since 2003 as general manager , Frs specialise in the provision of bespoke labour supply and permanent recruitment solutions across all sectors in Ireland and internationally.
Phone: 0505-21891



Louise Nolan, is a Director of The Production People, specialists in recruitment solutions for media and broadcasting. Louise worked in television production with RTE for 17 years before establishing the Production People in 2004. Louise was appointed Vice President of the ‘National Recruitment Federation’ (NRF) in November 2016.
Phone: 01-6343100



Ed has 14 years experience in recruitment both locally (Dublin, Cork) and internationally (Tokyo, Sydney, London). Ed held an Associate Director role within the Morgan McKinley Dublin before starting up a specialist finance and accounting recruitment practice, Barden, with Elaine Brady in 2014. Ed has lead teams of up to 25 people and participated in a variety of local and global projects across operations, marketing and training throughout his career. Ed is a passionate advocate of the recruitment profession.
Tel: 01 – 4773463


Donal is Managing Director of Sanderson Recruitment and has 20 years experience in the Irish recruitment industry. Having held senior positions in both Irish and multinational recruitment organisations, Donal launched the Sanderson brand in Ireland in 2015. Donal has led recruitment teams covering; Accounting & Finance, HR, Supply Chain & Procurement, Sales & Marketing, IT & Change, and Construction & Engineering.
Tel: (01) 513 3619


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Niall Mc Devitt
Niall McDevitt is the Managing Director of Cpl Healthcare. Niall has over fourteen years’ recruitment experience. During his time in Cpl, Niall has managed a number of teams including the organic set up of HR, Retail, Sales, and Marketing departments and was also one of the partners who set up Cpl Northern Ireland. Within this role he is responsible for managing a large nationwide team providing recruitment and staffing solutions to all aspects of the healthcare sector in the public and private sectors across Ireland. Niall is involved in all aspects of the business from an operational and strategic perspective. The business has a large temporary or contract population and also places permanent staff across all disciplines, across multiple countries. Niall is a marketing graduate from the Institute of Marketing and also holds a Diploma in Management from the National College of Ireland.
Tel: (01) 614 6087


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Cora Barnes
Co-founder at Three Q PERMS & TEMPS & Nurse Jobs Ireland – Entrepreneur, Speaker, Recruiter & Solution Finder. Cora is celebrating 18 years as Managing Director in the provision of temporary staffing solutions and permanent recruitment services in Dublin.
Tel: 01 8783335


Dave Walsh
David Walsh
Dave Walsh is an experienced international recruitment professional working in the industry since 1999. Dave has recruited in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East and through his career has worked with Governments and state agencies to combat their skills shortages and shape talent attraction programs.
As the Director of Commercial Development in Osborne, Dave deals with organisations across all of Osbornes key specialisms (Office & Secretarial, Accounting and Finance, Technical and Engineering, IT, Light Industrial, Multilingual and Executive Recruitment).
Tel: (01) 638 4400


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Brian Crowley
Brian Crowley is the founder of TTM Healthcare, a globally recognised healthcare recruitment business and Resilience Care, Ireland’s leading independent provider of advanced homecare and social care services.
An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2014), Brian is a member of the Entrepreneurship Strategy Committee as part of the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs Initiative.
His vision is to enhance the quality of people’s lives – our customers, the people we care for and, more importantly, our own people.
Tel: (01) 297 0397


Chief Executive of the National Recruitment Federation with responsibility for all PR & Marketing, event management and internal communications of the NRF as well as the day-to-day running of the membership office and the co-ordination of membership activities.
Phone: 01-8161754