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Evelyn O'Toole

Evelyn O'Toole

Founder & CEO

A native of Clifden, Co Galway, Evelyn’s role is focused on CLS’s business strategy, vision and values, determining the direction of the company, market sectors, service offerings and it’s distinguishing advantages as a supplier to industry.

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Caroline Clancy

Chief Financial Officer

A native of Galway, Caroline is a commercially focused and qualified Financial Accountant (BBS ACCA) with years of experience across industry and accountancy practice. She joined CLS in 2012 and currently is the head of finance at CLS and oversees all of the company’s requirements reporting to the CEO and Board.

Jerry Dempsey

Jerry Dempsey

Chief Commercial Officer

With over 20 years of senior management commercial expertise – spanning internationally across multinational and local businesses – Jerry joined CLS in 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer. He specialises in delivering high growth and works with the wider senior team at CLS to identify tailored strategic solutions.

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Anne O’Donnell

Director of Microbiology

A native of Donegal, Anne joined CLS in 1998 after working in both the medical device and food industries. She gives guidance to over 40 microbiologists and successfully coordinated CLS’s microbiological sampling and testing services to market leader level.

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Derek Darcy

Director of Outsourcing Solutions

Derek leads the CLS Outsourcing Solutions Division with a focus on advancing service delivery and innovation, offering a range of tailored resource solutions. This renowned CLS service provides clients with fully trained analysts, laboratory supports and expert managed service teams as a flexible and bespoke resource solution at client sites.

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Paula Farrell

Client Services Director – Food & Environmental

With over 20 years of commercial and operational experience, Paula leads the Food and Environmental Department at CLS, focusing on driving and enhancing service solutions for national and multi-national clients.

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Pauline Hession

Business Development Manager

Pauline is from Galway and has been with CLS since 2017 working as lead Business Development Manager for CLS MedPharma. She has a wealth of knowledge across the industry with over 20 years of pharmaceutical experience working with national and international organisations.

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Stephanie McCann

Commercial Marketing Manager

Stephanie joined CLS in 2023, taking a data-driven approach to marketing and growing businesses. Having begun her career in R&D as a bench scientist, she brings an intimate understanding of laboratory practices to her marketing efforts with CLS.

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Chyrl Coen

Quality Manager

Chyrl is a native of Galway and has worked with CLS since 2015. She is responsible for the development, management and implementation of quality systems including all quality control, assurance and improvement programmes as well as the management of regulatory inspection preparation activities at CLS.

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Ken Hennessy

Director of I.T.

Ken actively creates new innovative solutions for our customers through project management & development of the CLS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). He has developed a state of the art online reporting function so clients can access reports in real time.

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Joan Mahon

Senior HR Manager

Joan joined CLS in 2023 as Senior HR Manager with responsibility for advancing all human resource programmes. She brings more than 20 years of expertise to her role, working previously with medical and life science companies in addition to lecturing, mentoring, and providing executive coaching. Joan works closely with the senior team to advance the HR strategy at CLS.

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Sharon Deeney Curran

Quality Manager ISO 17025 & ISO 9001:2015

Sharon is a native of Cork, she joined CLS in 2016 as deputy quality manager for the food microbiology department. Sharon has 20 years of experience in the food manufacturing and laboratory environment with industry development of working food safety systems and quality protocols to International Standards.

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Miriam Murphy

GMP Quality Associate at CLS MedPharma

Miriam is the Quality Manager in CLS Medical Device & Pharma Testing and is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the quality system within the company, which includes all quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

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Aoife Carter

Quality Manager ISO 15189

Aoife joined CLS in 2016 and is responsible for the development, management and implementation of the quality systems including all quality control, assurance, and improvement programmes as well as the management of regulatory inspection preparation activities within the Medical testing department at CLS.