Our Team

Eddie McDonald

Managing Director

Eddie has over 30 years’ experience in the Training & Development sector. As the co-founder of Beckinridge in 1993, he has been pivotal in maintaining our values of integrity, accountability, creativity, and commitment in any business relationship we develop with our clients, large or small.

Eddie has delivered training throughout Ireland, the UK, Italy, and Canada focusing on Leadership & Management Development, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Toughness. He is an Emotional Intelligence Accredited Assessor (EQ-i 2.0) and a Mental Toughness (MTQPlus) Licensed Practitioner.

With his own personal, business-focused, leadership experience, he brings a practical approach to leadership development and can relate directly to the challenges.

View Eddie’s Bio: https://www.beckinridge.com/emd-bio/


Anne Hamill

Customer Services Director

As Customer Services Director, Anne works with Beckinridge clients to tailor and manage the delivery of their in-company training programmes.

Anne has extensive experience of delivering services in both the private and public sectors and brings her project management experience to the role, ensuring Beckinridge training solutions meet client expectations; are practical and professionally managed.

At a personal level Anne takes great pleasure in helping Talent Managers, HR, and L&D Professionals in developing their people and considers it a privilege to gain an insight into many different businesses, both large and small; local and global.


Joanne Gordon

Client Relationship Manager

Joanne Gordon has been with us since 2017 and her sole aim is to build relationships with our clients to help them achieve their training goals in a friendly and professional manner.

Before joining us, Joanne ran her own Bridal Shop business and managed the family Training & Employment business, so she has years of practical business experience and can relate to our client’s pain points.  She applies her strong organisational and communication skills when supporting our clients in defining and delivering their training needs.

Joanne is also responsible for our Public Schedule of courses in Leadership & Management, Sales, Customer Development, Personal Effectiveness and Business Skills.


Elaine Gaynor

Operations Manager

Elaine has 25 years’ experience with us in Operations. A highly motivated and dedicated person she is skilled in prioritising and working to deadlines.  Her professionalism has been acknowledged many times, by both clients and colleagues.  Our clients may not see what Elaine does in the background – but they feel the impact!

Elaine’s primary focus is managing the company’s operations in the areas of course logistics, qualifications, and quality management. Elaine implemented our QA systems for course development, training delivery, customer satisfaction monitoring, as well as establishing staff induction, appraisal, and training processes.  As the Operations Manager, Elaine ensures that all day-to-day operational systems run smoothly and effectively.


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