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Dr Steven Kinnear, Managing Partner

P8012137_cropped more.JPGKinnear Consulting is led by Dr Steven Kinnear, a Physician and Consultant currently training as a GP in Northern Ireland.  Steven has a background that includes working as a Registrar in Acute Medicine and as a Medical Manager at the Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland.  He has also gained valuable regulatory and quality improvement experience working with the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, the General Medical Council, the Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service, and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. 

Steven has extensive experience working with health and social care organisations in the public sector.  He has also worked on a variety of projects in the private sector for a wide range of clients ranging from sole trader buisnesses and startups to international businesses and household names. 

Steven draws upon a network of trusted associates to deliver on a wide range of projects and advisory engagements when additional resources or expertise are required.


Adam John Dalby, Associate Consultant

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Originally from East Yorkshire, Adam is taking a year out to pursue other interests after studying medicine for six years at The Queen’s University of Belfast.  He has business experience in the world of veterinary practice and graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences with Management, following his group project exploring the importance of networking in General Practice in providing high quality patient care.

Adam was the Lead of the Communications/Think Tank Workstream at the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s (FMLM) Medical Student Group (MSG) and has previously been the Transitional Lead of the Recruitment and Engagement Workstream.

Adam is the Founder of the Queen’s Healthcare Leadership Forum, and believes passionately that those individuals from all professions in health and social care working on the front-line are able to best improve healthcare services for patients and that junior staff must be empowered to innovate by senior staff in order to modernise the health service.

Dr George O'Neill, Senior Associate Consultant

Dr O'Neill is a GGeorge O'Neill.jpgP Partner in the Springfield Road Surgery and Chairman of the drug and alcohol addiction Charity Addiction NI.  He has served as Lead Appraiser of General Practitioners since 2006 and was Chairman of the Belfast Local Commissioning Group for five years until 2013. 

Dr O'Neill was the recipient of the Special Recognition Award at the 2014 Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards and we can describe his experience and value no better than the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride who said:

"Dr George O’Neill has over his 40 years, made an immense contribution to the lives of his patients, to local medicine, and to the betterment of the social fabric of Northern Ireland. While he is best known for his work as a GP, he has been at the forefront of many significant local medical initiatives.

His expert opinions, especially on Health Service reform and on all aspects of Primary Care, are frequently sought by senior management, at Permanent Secretary and even at Ministerial level. He has a reputation for offering succinct, insightful and pragmatic options, creative solutions and strategic advice.

For the past four years, his Chairmanship of the drug & alcohol charity "Addiction NI" has seen that charity's profile, income streams and fortunes expand to the extent that it is viewed as one of the most effective & leading innovators in its field.

As Chairman of the Belfast Local Commissioning Group for six years until 2013, George successfully steered this complex 17-member board and management team - with its myriad interfaces with other public boards, service teams and agencies - to achieve many positive strategic outcomes & comprehensive Commissioning Plans.

In summary, his qualifications and range of expertise are outstanding, his experience virtually unmatched, his sense of strategic vision is unique and far-reaching and his service to his profession and his community has been immense."


Bill McKendry, Senior Associate Consultant

Bill Bill Profile.jpghas a background as a successful business and Sales Director in B2B sales having held senior management roles with blue chip companies Canon (UK) and Xerox (UK) before founding Docutex Ltd in 1998.  Bill successfully built this business over the next 12 years before selling to a private equity backed group in 2010. 

Bill is currently an Interim Manager/Non Exectutive Director and an Associate at the University of Ulster Business School where he helped develop the "Sales Excellence Series" to provide companies with practical solutions to improving individual and company performance in the areas of Sales, Sales Management, Customer Relationship Management, and International Sales.

Bill has a natural business acumen and an in-depth knowledge of of business development and business model creation.  He brings massive value to consulting engagements and his affable character makes him a pleasure to work with. He also has an extremely diverse network to draw upon for help and advice in a range of engagements.


Graham McCluggage, Senior Associate Consultant

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Graham McCluggage is our Medical School Applications Specialist.  Formerly a teacher of Biology and Head of Medical and Dental Applications at Methodist College Belfast, Graham has a long track record of success in advising and assisting students applying to medical school.  He areas of expertise include UCAS applications and personal statements, application strategy, interviews skills and MMI preparation, and UKCAT preparation.