A graduate of Yale University, USA, Brendan Dowling has over three decades of experience of Irish public policy analysis. Former Chief Economist and Head of Research at Davy Stockbrokers, he helped establish DKM in 1981. He has sat on the board of the Industrial Development Authority, the Irish Export Board and the Committee of the Irish Stock Exchange. Brendan has undertaken a wide range of assignments focussing on project appraisal and financing, and has published widely on economic policy issues. He rejoined DKM in 2006 and became Chairman of the firm.
Annette Hughes joined DKM in 1993, having previously worked for John Laing plc, BP Ireland and lectured in economics at the University of Limerick. She is a graduate of University College Cork. Annette is an expert on the Irish construction and housing industries as well as on energy, with particular focus on their interactions with demographics and regional development. She is a member of the National Competitiveness Council and on the board of FÁS as well as being a Director of DKM.
John Lawlor has been with DKM since 1997, prior to which he worked in the ESRI, and as an accountant for Avonmore Foods plc, Concern, and Coopers & Lybrand. He is an environmental economist and has published widely on environmental policy issues. He has extensive experience of project appraisal and the use of Cost Benefit Analysis, as well as of regional, transport, energy and land-use issues. John is a graduate of University College Dublin and is a Director of DKM.
Ernestine Woelger is a senior consultant with DKM, and works mainly on financial and labour markets, and on demographic analysis. She is responsible for DKM’s large-scale population modelling. A graduate of University College Dublin, Ernestine worked with the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce and lectured in UCD before joining DKM in 1988. She specialises in quantitative analysis and market studies and has designed and evaluated surveys covering a variety of areas.