Meet the team

CollierBroderick was founded in 2002 by Pat Collier and Helena Broderick.

Our team is made up of highly experienced HR and Employment Law professionals who are dedicated to delivering exceptional HR solutions and leadership development services to our clients.

We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge, expertise, and commitment to providing practical and effective solutions to meet our client’s unique needs.

Get to know our team members and discover how they can help you achieve your HR goals and overcome your HR challenges.

Helena Broderick

Founder | Director and Managing Consultant

Meet Helena, our co-founder at CollierBroderick. Helena has extensive experience in advising and managing employment law and HR services to deliver HR projects such as HR due diligence, compensation and benefits, and independent disciplinary/dismissal or bullying/harassment investigations and procedures.

Prior to establishing CollierBroderick in 2002, Helena held IT and management roles with Irish, German, British, and Japanese multinationals. She has worked with esteemed organisations such as BASF, Smurfit Kappa, Fujitsu (formerly ICL), the Open University Business School, Eircom and Eircom International.

Helena holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Maths, a Higher Diploma in Education, a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance, an MBA, and a Diploma in Employment Law. She is a qualified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Mediator, and Executive Coach.

At CollierBroderick, we are committed to providing our clients with HR solutions and leadership development that align with international best practices and tools from our global partners. With Helena’s impressive background and qualifications, we are able to deliver exceptional service and expertise to our clients.

Pat Collier

Co-Founder | Director and Managing Consultant

We are proud to have Pat as one of our founders at CollierBroderick. Prior to establishing our consultancy in 2002, Pat held national and international policy and research roles with esteemed organisations such as An Foras Taluntais, Macra na Feirme, the RDS, and ESB.

In 1994, Pat established a research practice that led him to complete research and policy work in eight countries. He has a Master’s in Agricultural Economics and an MBA, as well as a Diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland.

Pat is a qualified Certified Mediator and has the expertise to deliver a range of aptitude tests, psychometric assessments, and 360 feedback from international providers.

At CollierBroderick, Pat primarily focuses on research and surveys to enhance individual, team, and organisational performance and outcomes. With his impressive experience, Pat brings unique insights and knowledge to our consultancy, allowing us to provide our clients with expert guidance and support.

Cara Jane Walsh


We are delighted to introduce Cara Jane, our newest Associate at CollierBroderick. With extensive experience as a Barrister, Cara Jane has advised clients of all sizes on a wide range of employment law issues, workplace investigations, redundancy and exit programmes, and mergers/changes of contracts.

Cara Jane has a wealth of experience in representing clients before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. She stays up-to-date on the latest decisions being made by these bodies, ensuring her clients receive the most relevant and effective advice.

In addition to her legal experience, Cara Jane has previously lectured in Law at several third-level institutions, including the prestigious University College Cork. She also has in-house Counsel experience, having worked for an SME engaged in web-based services to multiple jurisdictions. In that role, she was responsible for managing contract negotiations and employment law matters.

At CollierBroderick, Cara Jane brings her impressive legal knowledge and experience to support our clients in achieving the best possible outcomes for their employment law challenges. She is a valuable addition to our team and we look forward to the value she brings to our clients.

Michelle Ryan

Senior HR Consultant


Meet Michelle, our experienced Human Resources Management expert at CollierBroderick. With over 20 years of experience across industries such as Property, Services, Aviation, Pharmacy and Retail, Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to support our clients.

Michelle has an energetic and pragmatic approach to delivering results for clients, supporting them in driving employee effectiveness and company performance. She joined the CollierBroderick team in 2022.

Providing a range of strategic and operational HR advice and support to our clients. Michelle’s expertise includes HR strategy, employer branding, performance management, employee engagement, policy development, change management, employee relations, independent workplace investigations and appeals, and mediation.

At CollierBroderick, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional HR solutions and support. With Michelle’s impressive experience and expertise, we are able to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients’ HR challenges.

Stella O’Sullivan

Senior HR Consultant

Meet Stella, our seasoned HR expert at CollierBroderick. Stella started her career as a legal secretary and progressed to become a Financial Secretary within a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. It was here that she identified the need for an HR function and subsequently returned to college to obtain her qualification in Human Resource Management.

She then went on to work for this organisation for over 20 years, even though its acquisition by a multinational firm as their HRM for Ireland.

Stella’s extensive experience also includes senior HR roles within the public, private, not-for-profit, Healthcare/Social Care, and Elder Care sectors. She has worked with organisations such as the National Transport Authority, Housing Agency, Merchant’s Quay Ireland, Ditchley Nursing Home Group, Oaklodge Nursing Home, and St. Joseph’s Foundation.

Stella has provided HR services to clients, including Executive Recruitment, Workplace investigations/disciplinaries/appeals, IR/Employee Relations advice, employment law advice and support, development of People Strategies and implementation plans, HR Transformation, workforce planning, Policy Design, Mergers /Acquisitions/TUPE, Redundancies, Employee Value Proposition Reviews, Strategic Planning, Health & Safety, Corporate Governance, restructuring/reconfiguration, redundancy, performance management, career development and engagement, leadership development, GDPR, coaching/mentoring, and executive support, etc. She has provided this HR support at Board, CEO, and Senior Leadership Team levels.

In addition to her HR expertise, Stella serves as the Chairperson on the Board of two not-for-profit organisations.

At CollierBroderick, Stella brings her extensive knowledge and expertise to support our clients in achieving their HR goals and challenges. We are privileged to have Stella on our team.

Eimear Duff

HR Intern



Meet Eimear, our dedicated intern at CollierBroderick. Eimear joined our team in 2022 under the guidance of Helena and Pat to start her career in Human Resource Management.

Since joining us, Eimear has contributed to numerous recruitment and selection projects, HR strategy development, and organisation development. She has also been responsible for organising and coordinating HR policies and procedures.

At CollierBroderick, Eimear has provided valuable support in delivering management and HR services to our clients across a wide spectrum of HR areas, including recruitment, IR/ER relations, employment law, HR policies and procedures, workplace investigations, and much more. She has worked with people managers in SMEs, corporate, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.

Eimear is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at the Technological University of Dublin. Prior to this, she completed a Higher Certificate qualification in Human Resource Management with Dublin Business School.

Eimear has joined our team to learn and experience the diverse world of HR, along with all its functions and services. She is enthusiastic and excited to learn and grow within our consultancy, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team.

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for commercially minded, energetic HR Business Partners, Directors, HR Managers and HR Specialists to join our team.  If this sounds like you, drop us a line with what you can bring to our company that sets you apart from anyone else.