Industrial Advisory Board

The LRC was established in 1995 as the Localisation Resources Centre at University College Dublin (UCD) and moved to the University of Limerick (UL) in 1999 where it was re-constituted as the Localisation Research Centre (LRC) as the information, research and educational centre for the localisation industry.

Following a thorough review of its operation in 2005, the LRC continued to work with worldwide digital publishers and their partners who are interested in future technologies and processes for GILT; it now focuses its activities on the provision of relevant well-researched content rich information on future trends and technologies within a framework of a unique industry and academic collaboration which provides an unparalleled network of expertise. The LRC co-operates at national and international level with researchers and students, the media, consultancy firms, government agencies, and the European Commission.

To ensure the relevance of its work for the localisation industry, the LRC has established the LRC Industrial Advisory Board of senior representatives from the localisation industry, academia and government agencies.

The Board

Members of the LRC Industrial Advisory Board are senior executives from the localisation industry, relevant industry associations, academic institutions and government agencies. As members of the board they recognise the importance of the LRC’s activities for the localisation industry and support its aims and objectives.

Members of the Advisory Board are invited to join the board by the LRC’s director for a period of three years. There should be no more than one member from a particular organisation represented on the board. Board membership will not be remunerated.

Every year, the board elects a chairperson among its members. It is the duty of the chairperson to call and chair the board’s meetings and to represent the board on relevant occasions, assisted by the centre’s director.
Further information: objectives - benefits.

Alan Barrett  
Tony Jewtushenko Product Innovator
Tommy McShane Symantec
Martin Beuster Con[text]
Stephen Roantree AOL
Gráinne Maycock VistaTec
Paul McManus SDL
James Grealis Symantec
Pat O'Sullivan IBM
Gerry Lynch Merrill Brink International
Martin Ørsted Microsoft
Paul Walsh McAfee
Massimo Ghislandi SDL
Eugene McGinty Welocalize
Tony O'Dowd Alchemy
Chris Pyne SAP
Wendy Hamilton Lionbridge
Paul Murray Activision
Anna Browne  
Sven C. Andrä Andrä AG
Lawrence Moran Novell Ireland
Paul Leahy Oracle
Margarita Núñez-González Simultrans



Board members agree to:

  • Meet at least once per year to advise the LRC on all aspects of its activities, ensuring their industrial relevance;
  • Be available to review and provide feedback on current and proposed LRC activities via email or participation in telephone conferences in addition to the annual meeting;
  • Assist in the creation of conference programme panels;
  • Assist in the selection of Localisation Focus editorial board members (if necessary);
  • Have their information and position on Industrial Advisory Board (name and company affiliation) included in LRC material.



The LRC Industrial Advisory Board provides a unique platform for senior executives in the localisation industry to meet their peers and policy makers at regular intervals and exchange their views on the state and the needs of the localisation industry in a non-competitive and informal environment.

Members of the board will influence the work of the only university-based centre of its kind in the world and contribute significantly to its development.