Vulcan Consulting CEO – Lucinda Creighton BL, LLB

As a barrister, former Irish Minister for European Affairs and Member of Parliament, Lucinda Creighton is a vastly experienced political strategist and negotiator, with extensive knowledge of the domestic and EU bureaucratic infrastructure and regulatory systems. Serving as Minister for European Affairs she represented Ireland in key negotiations on Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout, leading to a reduction in interest rates and the extension of Ireland’s repayment schedules. During Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of European Union, she led negotiations with 28 Member States on the €960 billion EU Budget, as well as representing the continent in bilateral trade discussions in the United States leading to the start of formal TTIP negotiations. Her team played a significant role in agreeing key policies on EU banking union and economic governance of the EU between the European Council, Commission and the European Parliament during the 2013 Irish Presidency. Professional Roles

• Ireland’s Minister for European Affairs (2011 – 2013)

• TD (Member of Parliament) Dáil Éireann (2007 – 2016)

• Leader of RENUA Ireland (2015 -2016)

• Barrister at Law (2005 -2016)

• Member of Dublin City Council (2004 – 2007)

• EU Presidency Coordinator, The Health & Safety Authority (2003-2004)

• Researcher & Policy Analyst, The European Movement (2002-2003) International Networks

• International Republican Institute (IRI) – Member of the International Advisory Council (2015 to date)

• European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) – Member of the Council (2014 to date)

• European Movement Ireland (EMI) – Member of Advisory Council (2013 to date)

• European People’s Party (EPP) – Vice President (2012 – 2014)

• EPP EU Affairs Ministers’ Group – Chairman (2011 – 2013) Education

• Bachelor of Laws, LLB, Trinity College Dublin (2002)

• Attorney at Law, New York (2003)

• Barrister at Law, the Honourable Society of the Kings Inns (2005)


Policy and Research Analyst – Mark Murphy B.A, MSc.

Mark Murphy is the Policy and Research Analyst for Vulcan Consulting. He has considerable experience working in the field of public affairs, communications, public policy, and NGOs. Prior to joining Vulcan Consulting, he worked in Brussels with European Movement International as EU Public Affairs Trainee. He previously worked with a leading Irish IT company Capstone Intelligent Solutions as Marketing and Communications Coordinator. He has a first-class honours MSc. in International Public Policy and Diplomacy from UCC. In addition to completing a  B.A. in Economics and Business in Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with a upper second-class honours.