About us:

DMS was established in 1999 by Lynn Carson as a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) approved centre and since then has worked with over 1500 individuals on CIPD Qualifications and Awards. The CIPD is the Professional Body for those working in Human Resources, Learning & Development and managers with staffing responsibilities and as a centre, provide an alternative choice to gaining professional qualifications/recognition than the traditional college/university route through a mixture of workshops, face to face coaching and one to one support. We work with a range of individuals on CIPD qualifications at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Levels: from those starting out in their career to strategic level as well as those from a non-HR/L&D background. We also work with organisations to tailor programmes and deliver these on an in-house basis.

The DMS Team

Lynn Carson

Managing Director
With over 20 years Senior Human Resource & Learning & Development experience, Lynn is an experienced Coach and Mentor to a number of private and public sector clients and plays a strategic role in the design and development of CIPD Accredited programmes at DMS Ireland.  DMS Ireland was established by Lynn in 1999 as an approved centre for the CIPD providing competency-based/blended learning programmes. A chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Lynn also plays a pivotal role with the CIPD NI Branch in the development of CPD and Membership within the branch.

Gillian Skelton

Gillian is a highly experienced Professional with over 18 years’ Human Resource experience with some of the UK’s leading retailers to include Asda Walmart and Marks and Spencer. Gillian has worked with a range of organisations on recruitment projects as well as talent mobility solutions for outplacement and career transition, leadership development, employee engagement and change management. Gillian is a Consultant with DMS and is involved in the design and delivery of CIPD qualifications.
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Lynsey Carson

Client Services Manager
Lynsey joined DMS Ireland in 2010 as Client Services Manager and is responsible for the day to day management of client processes from registration. Lynsey has just completed a BSc Hons in Business Studies part time at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown and has commenced the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice .
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Lyndsey Smyth

Business Development &; Marketing Manager
Lyndsey joined DMS Ireland in 1999 and is mainly responsible for Marketing and Business Development. Lyndsey has completed a BA Hons in Business Administration with the University of Sheffield, an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice with the University of Ulster and has just undertaken the Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice.

Stephanie McCutcheon

Associate Consultant
Stephanie is an independent, professionally qualified Human Resources and Training Consultant, offering a wide range of personnel, learning and development advice, support and delivery across all business sectors including: health and social care, education, Government Departments, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, IT and voluntary sectors.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Member of the Institute of Business Consulting; and Licensed Investors in People Specialist. Stephanie is currently Vice Chair of the CIPD Northern Ireland Branch.

Lesley Moreland

Associate Consultant
Lesley has extensive Human Resources, Marketing and Business Improvement experience gained through working for over 25 years in the hi-tech sector. She has held various senior management positions including Marketing Manager, HR Director, and various Operations Management roles.  Lesley has been responsible for many in-house projects including Investors in People, Company Development Programmes, and numerous customised projects. She has also taken part in the Northern Ireland Quality Award Process for over 10 years as a Senior Assessor.  Lesley is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Marketing.

Lynn McKeown

Associate Consultant
Lynn has a proven background in Human Resources and Operations Management. Having achieved Chartered Membership with the CIPD, Lynn has focused on HR strategy and initiatives, staff management, resourcing, training and commercial performance.  She has had over 12 years experience within the aviation industry at management levels. Now running her own business, she is currently a Business Consultant with a Pharmaceutical company.

Paul Gillen

Associate Consultant
Paul is a senior associate who began his career in Human Resource Management, spending more than 10 years working in a variety of HR roles including retail, construction, civil engineering and manufacturing. More recently Paul was Head of HR for a diverse international group of construction, engineering and manufacturing companies.  Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and is currently Secretary to the Northern Ireland Branch Committee. He has also been admitted to the Law Society in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.
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Lorraine Rooney

Associate Consultant
Lorraine has over 15 years’ experience as a Human Resource / Learning & Development professional, with a track record as a Training Manager in two of the largest recruitment agencies in Ireland. Lorraine currently works with a range of organisations to provide advice with employee issues and to develop their Human Resource Strategy as well as deliver training in a range of Human Resource areas, developing the business, management and health and safety. Lorraine has a CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Malcolm Davey

Associate Consultant
Malcolm is a Human Resources Consultant specialising in Employee Relations, including Workplace Investigations, Performance and Reward. He is also a CIPD Assessor and Advisor.  Malcolm has over 20 years experience at Senior Management and Director levels in the public sector, covering the full range of Corporate Services and in particular HR.  Malcolm is a Fellow of the cipd and is currently Policy Advisor to CIPD’s West of England Branch, having previously been the Branch’s Vice- Chair, Secretary and Chair of its Public Sector Forum.

Jayne Wright

Associate Consultant
Jayne is independent, professionally qualified Human Resources Consultant. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Jayne has a wide range of experience in the corporate, Private and Voluntary Sectors including Coaching, Training & Development, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Team Development, Strategic Review, Change Management, Succession Planning and Recruitment & Selection.  Jayne achieved her Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2012 and has recently become an associate consultant at DMS Ireland.