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30 09 19 accellerate programme

Colliers launch European Capital Markets Talent Development programme.


Colliers International has today announced the launch of ACCELERATE a European Capital Markets Talent Development programme that has been designed to support the growth of our capital markets capabilities at all levels of the business. 

At Colliers, we believe that great leadership is critical to developing a vibrant, successful and innovative workplace. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our people at all levels and as part of this drive for talent, I am proud to be the board sponsor of ACCELERATE.” said Tony Horrell, Colliers UK & Ireland CEO. “Identifying talent and nurturing the next generation of capital markets experts and directors means that we are investing in the leaders of tomorrow.”

Supported by Colliers’ EMEA Board, ACCELERATE provides 16 successful candidates with the opportunity to build their capital markets experience across borders and gain an even deeper understanding of the international marketplace by participating in the programme. The group will participate in a one-year intensive training course, that will take place in four European cities – London, Madrid, Copenhagen and Frankfurt. The curriculum will combine academic subject matter with client management; and feature contributions from industry experts and business leaders on topics ranging from managing the transition into leadership and cross border capital flows. 

We are partnering with CASS Business School as our Academic Partners who will offer their expertise and give candidates further insights and support,” Sophia Kalpaka, Colliers International’s ACCELERATE Course Director added. “At the heart of the programme is sharing and learning from others and the opportunity to test new skills in a dynamic environment.”

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland


London - West End

Tony is Chief Executive Officer, UK and Ireland and Head of Global Capital Markets

Tony has been CEO for the UK and Ireland since 2010. He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

As Head of Global Capital Markets, Tony spearheads our global platform and leverages his knowledge and understanding of our clients, business and people across APAC, EMEA and the Americas to drive the global capital markets strategy.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company.

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Helen O'Reilly

Head of Marketing and Communication

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As UK Head of Marketing and Communications Helen is responsible for building a marketing strategy that grows brand awareness; drives lead generation; works across business lines to help influence customer experience and ultimately helps us meet our growth and revenue targets.   

Helen led the Colliers Digital team in the UK & EMEA from May 2017 and prior to that she was Head of Marketing & PR for Colliers in Ireland.

Helen studied at University College Cork where she obtained a bachelors degree in Law and French, and at Dublin Business School where she has a diploma in Marketing and Event Management,  and Public Relations, followed by a Diploma in Digital Marketing from DIT.

Having worked in Marketing and PR across various industries including the Motor Industry with brands such as BMW, Mini, Citroen and Hyundai as well as leading the marketing for Ireland’s most prestigious theatre, the Gate Theatre Helen has a passion for creative marketing strategies. In her early career Helen worked as a Production Manager for Independent TV production companies where she led on online content creation, and social media strategies for several TV shows. Helen also has experience in managing and coordinating large scale events including awards shows, pop-up events, launches and bespoke festivals.



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