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Meet The Team

Yvonne (Keane) Kelly,

Managing Director

Yvonne is Managing Director of Keane McDonald. After a number of years working within financial and legal recruitment and recognising the need for a dedicated legal search and selection specialist in Ireland, Yvonne established Keane McDonald in June 2005. She has more recently expanded operations to cover the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Yvonne has a strong track record in managing recruitment campaigns for experienced lawyers up to Partner and Director level. She consistently manages highly confidential executive assignments for a number of the elite international law firms and many of the worlds largest corporations in multiple jurisdictions.

Mia Barry,

Commercial Director

Mia is Commercial Director at Keane McDonald. She leads our dedicated Private Practice division and specialises herself in Senior Associate and Partner level appointments for law firms in Ireland. From Sweden, Mia studied and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University before moving to Ireland where she has for the past 15 years enjoyed a stellar career in executive recruitment. As well as delivering world class search mandates, Mia has built successful recruitment firms with full responsibility for finances, operations, talent and growth. She is a highly trusted and respected partner who delivers expert advice in a discrete manner, ensuring success for client and candidate alike.

Mared Roberts,

Commercial Director

Mared is Commercial Director at Keane McDonald. Having over 15 years’ experience as a trusted advisor in executive search and selection, Mared leads our In-House Legal Department, managing sophisticated recruitment campaigns for premium clients. Mared is also a key contact for any lawyers looking to move from Ireland overseas. With a first class honours degree in French and German, Mared has recruited for some of the world’s largest companies across numerous market sectors. Prior to returning to Ireland, she worked for a number of years in Europe and Hong Kong. Mared brings a wealth of expertise, professionalism and a genuine passion for the people she represents.

Erica Hier,

Advertising and Content Manager

Erica manages all advertising, social media and promotional material for the firm. From South Africa, Erica is a BComm graduate from Stellenbosch University and holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing, from the Institute of Marketing Management. Also having a Postgraduate Degree in Journalism, Erica brings exemplary writing skills and a creative mind to produce the most cutting edge and sophisticated content for the business. She has a wealth of knowledge in media and brand management having worked for over 10 years with high profile international corporations. Her enthusiasm for brand management makes her an integral member of our team.

Eddie Kelly,


Eddie is Director and Head of Operations at Keane McDonald.
He oversees the ongoing development of the company’s operations in Ireland and overseas. Eddie is responsible for managing the finance function of the firm.
His main focus is ensuring that operating performance and continued business growth is in line with company budgets. He also ensures the firms compliance with tax, legal, data protection and regulatory requirements across all jurisdictions.