Kieran Burke


Kieran Burke joined the Heiton Group in 1978 and held positions in Finance, IT and Project Management.

Following the acquisition of Heiton by the Grafton Group in 2005, he was appointed Commercial Director of the Grafton Merchanting business in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2016, he was appointed to his current position of Group Procurement Director with responsibility across the Grafton group of companies in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium.

Annemarie Harte

Chief Executive

Annemarie joined HAI in August 2014 and before that worked as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer to the community based network of volunteers, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland based in Warwickshire, for six years. She also consulted to the Royal Life Saving Society in the UK on change management in member-led environments.

Prior to Rotary, Annemarie was the CEO of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce. Previous roles included sales, marketing and business development across the Telegraph Group Limited and Associated Newspapers in the UK and Ireland. As well as a spell working with Paddy Power to launch their online casino in the UK.

Annemarie studied Politics, History and Italian at UCD and holds a Public Relations Diploma from the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, coming first in her class and awarded Student of the Year. She is currently studying part-time at Quinn School, UCD for a Business Studies diploma and in the spare time that’s left enjoys supporting the Leinster and Irish rugby teams.

Executive Committee 2017-2018



President: Kieran Burke (Group Procurement Director, Grafton Group plc)





Vice-President/Treasurer: Sean Moran (Group CEO, HPC Group)





Immediate Past President: Hugh O’Donnell (Chief Executive, Amalgamated Hardware plc)





Chief Executive: Annemarie Harte



Executive Committee members:



Keith Giblin (Chief Executive, Allied Merchants Buying Association)





Mark Lohan (Managing Director, Brooks Timber & Building Supplies)





Rachel Reddin (Manager, Kellys Homevalue Hardware)





Padraic McGuinness (Development Manager, Albany Group)





Dave Gavin (Managing Director, KCR Builders Providers)





Seamus O’Donoghue (Managing Director, Dulux Paints Ireland Ltd.)





Michael O’Donohoe (Country Director – Ireland, Wavin)





Alan Hegarty (Director – Ardale Group)


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