Pictured in a recent video project meeting are:
Consulting team – Shane McQuillan, Catherine Rogers, Hugh Sullivan, Shannon Scott (all Crowe) and Jonny Barton (PA Consulting).
TU Dublin – Prof David FitzPatrick, President; Prof Mary Meaney, Registrar and Deputy President; Denis Murphy, Chief Operations Officer; Aideen Gurrin, Organisational Design Project Manager.
In early 2020, Crowe was engaged by the Technological University of Dublin to lead a process of major organisational design, arising from its establishment as Ireland’s largest university in January 2019. With over 3,500 staff and approximately 30,000 students, TU Dublin operates from three campuses – City Centre, Tallaght and Blanchardstown. Our challenge has been to design and implement a new organisation structure which brings together the three former Institutes of Technology into a single, unitary model.
Crowe’s work – led by consulting partner Shane McQuillan and manager Catherine Rogers – had just got under way when the COVID-19 crisis put the country into lockdown, but we quickly moved to an online model to keep the project on track.
Using video conferencing, the consulting team (consisting of eight Crowe staff members, supported by two London-based members of the PA Consulting Higher Education team) ran over 120 workshops, design board meetings and group discussions between March and June, with more than 100 TU Dublin senior academics and managers taking part in the process. “The project has gone very well” commented Aideen Gurrin, TU Dublin Project Manager, “and we look forward to our continued work with the Crowe/PA team on this important initiative for the University.”
Crowe’s consulting department has extensive experience helping and advising clients in Ireland across diverse sectors, from multinational organisations and major public bodies to local businesses and not-for-profit entities.