Peter brings a fresh challenging approach as well as a wealth of experience and contacts to a Board. Peter will consider non-executive director roles
Peter Coyne graduated as a Civil Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He carries the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He was awarded a Certificate of Merit on completion of the Director Development Programme run by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.
Peter has a number of years of experience in an investment bank director role advising boards of public and private companies on strategy, on corporate transactions and on governance matters:
Peter has over 10 years of experience as a Board member of a NASDAQ listed diagnostic test manufacturer and developer, Trinity Biotech plc. Trinity has a market cap of over $500m. Trinity is headquartered in Ireland and has operations on East and West Coast USA, South America and Sweden. Peter is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board.
Peter is also on the Board of Ark Life Assurance Company Limited which role carries Central Bank of Ireland approval. Peter is a member of the Audit Committee of Ark. Ark closed to new business in 2012 and has 270,000 policyholders with €4bn of assets under management.
Non-executive directors strengthen a board by offering independent expert counsel and advice and by acting as a constructive critic in relation to the strategic direction of the company. Because they are not involved in the day to day management of the company and because of their breadth of experience non-executive directors can see issues from a fresh and diverse perspective. With their wide base of contacts non-executive directors can act as a bridge to potential investors or stakeholders.