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Gina Reilly / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 29 Place of Birth Sligo Where you live New York First Job Teaching teenagers to sail Mirror dinghys in Sligo Yacht Club What it taught me This taught me the virtue of patience and the importance of instilling young people with confidence in their own abilities. Self-confidence is an essential first step in any learning process. Status Single Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. Was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent's chauffeur for a day! 2. Had aspirations of becoming a journalist when I was younger. 3. Was Irish National Mirror Champion in 1992. Best advice you could give someone starting out Work hard and be prepared to adapt to changing situations and believe that what is meant to be will be for you.

Gina Reilly is a Business Studies graduate from Trinity College Dublin. Reilly has worked for seven years in financial services, initially in the accounting practices of KPMG, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and more recently with the Australian investment bank, Macquarie. Reilly is based in the New York office of Macquarie and works on the Finance team for the Macquarie Infrastructure Funds and the newly launched renewable energy fund initiatives. She is Vice Chairperson of the Irish Network NYC (IN NYC), and has been a member of the committee for 3 years. During this time she successfully organised a number of high profile events and has recently undertaken the challenge to expand the Irish Network across the United States and form IN USA. Reilly has obtained many significant personal goals over the last number of years including running the New York City Marathon and four half marathons and completing the climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest free standing mountain.

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