Colm McGinley is a retired Senior Defence Forces Officer (Lieutenant Commander Naval Service). He has wide experience of human resource management and training at operational and administrative level. During his Defence Forces career, Colm served at every rank level from Able Seaman to Petty Officer and as a Junior and Senior Officer. In addition to his wide naval experience, he also served with other elements of the Defence Forces on missions in Lebanon and Chad as well as tasking in the Balkans.

Colm holds a higher diploma in Coaching and Coaching Psychology from UCC and a higher diploma in Business in Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland. Colm also completed a QQI level 6 Train the Trainer Certificate (with Distinction) from the Open College.

Colm is an External Examiner for the level 7 B.A. in Leadership Management and Naval Studies awarded by the National Maritime College. As a specialist in critical incident response management, Colm oversees delivery of this and other specialist training provision for ICSE. He also delivers our QQI level 4 security training programmes in the west and south-west regions.