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Mary Dunphy

Chairperson of the Board

Chairperson of the Board since 2022

Education: LLBs Law - Trinity College Dublin

Other current appointments:


Previous appointments (last 5 years):

Senior Managing Director - Teneo (2016 - 2022)
Dublin Fringe Festival - Chair of the Board (2013 -2020)

Shareholdings in the Company:

Mary holds, through the company or personally, 0 shares in the Company. Mary is an independent board member.


Mary is a former Senior Managing Director at Teneo Holdings, with responsibility for Teneo Consulting in Europe. A former Global CEO of CoderDojo, she also served on the board of its Foundation which currently operates 1,100+ free of charge technology clubs for kids in 65 countries around the world. Mary is active in community and business organisations and an award-winning executive; named as one of Europe's Tech top 30 women, one of Europe's Inspiring 50, listed as a top 100 Woman in STEM worldwide, top 15 worldwide tech face changers, Tatler Woman of Influence. Mary is Independent towards both management and shareholders.


John O'Connor

Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Born in 1979. 

Member of the Board since 2019 and CEO OF Kollect since 2019.Education: BBS Degree from the University of Limerick.

Other current appointments:

Kollect on Demand (Ireland) Ltd. CEO & Board member 2015-2019

Kollect on Demand (UK) Ltd. CEO & Board member

Previous appointments (last 5 years):

JR Techwaste Limited - Director

The BIGBin Company Limited - Founder & Director

Emerald Waste Company Limited T/A - Founder & Director

Shareholdings in the Company:

John holds, through the company or personally, 2,000,000 shares in the Company. John is part of the management team.


John O’Connor is the CEO of Kollect and is a prominent entrepreneur in the waste industry in Ireland, having already secured one successful exit from a prior company. John has over 15 years in the waste industry and it was this understanding of the industry that meant he could see the opportunity for a technology focused company to lead the way.

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Andy Byrne

Member of the Board

Member of the Board since 2022

Education: BSc Management Science and Innovation Systems - Trinity College Dublin

Other current appointments:

Founder - Autofulfil Limited 
Owner -
Founder - Mashup Group

Previous appointments (last 5 years):

None other than those listed above

Shareholdings in the Company:

Andy owns, through the company or personally 1,489,880 shares in the company


Andy is a successful Irish entrepreneur and businessman, including a prominent e-commerce business, and is the second largest shareholder in Kollect. Andy was an initial investor in the IPO and has long been a supporter of the Company’s management.

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