Mike is Bartra Group CEO. An experienced Leader with a demonstrated track record of building successful trading businesses across a wide range of sectors including property development, construction, healthcare, and transport, Mike is responsible for leading, implementing, and growing Bartra’s investment, development, and operating activities. Mike is also a director of Bartra Healthcare, a group of premium quality nursing homes and transitional care units, and Niche Living, Ireland’s largest flexible-living owner and operator.
Prior to establishing the Bartra Group in conjunction with founder, Richard Barrett, Mike was Chief Operations Officer with CIE Group. CIE Group is the Irish State’s public transport provider (bus and rail) with a Balance Sheet in excess of €3 billion, and a workforce of more than 10,000 employees. In his 3 years as Chief Operations Officer Mike led the refinancing of CIE’s banking facilities, secured increased funding from Government and oversaw a €120m turnaround in operating profit. Mike also had Executive responsibility for the CIE Group’s property portfolio, the second largest land holding in the State.
Prior to CIE Mike was the Finance Director of Michael McNamara & Company, one of Ireland’s most successful development groups with over €3 billion of property assets across multiple sectors and markets, in addition to a main contractor construction business with an annual turnover of €500m.
Mike’s proven Leadership record in both the public and private sectors gives him rare and invaluable insight into how government works in Ireland, what the long-term strategic issues that affect public infrastructure investment in the country are and how the public and private sectors can deliver on the strategic needs of the State.
Mike’s earlier career was spent in corporate finance, investment banking and aircraft leasing, and he is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) for over 25 years.