Maria O'Sullivan

Director of Operations

BA Humanities with Literature and History of Ideas
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration and Management
Common Professional Examination
Legal Practice Course

Maria joined K2 as Director of Operations in August 2016.  She was attracted to the role as a challenge to develop her managerial skills in a new virtual environment.

In conjunction with K2’s Chief Executive Keith Turner, Maria leads the strategic development of K2 to move the firm forward with a commercial and practically-minded approach. With a keen eye for detail, she works to define the key deliverables for the future success of K2, with the aim of building the quintessential virtual IP firm.

Maria works with K2’s consultants from the point of initial introduction to developing their practice with K2, leveraging each consultant’s unique expertise. She works with clients to assess their requirements and to determine which consultants are the perfect match for them.   

Career history

Maria has previous experience of working with dispersed management, including being sponsored to work from London for the largest non-political organisation representing the Irish in Britain. Additionally she co-founded and managed a national touring theatre company, while simultaneously obtaining a post graduate Diploma in Art Administration and Management.

Having worked abroad, as an English teacher and as an Examiner for The British Council, University of Cambridge and Palso (Greek government examining body), Maria sees K2 in the cultural context of its international reach.      

As a lawyer, having established and run her own law firm in Ireland for thirteen years, Maria has a wide variety of experience across many disciplines from small-scale daily management to longer-term budgeting, forecasting and the innovative implementation of new business models and skills. As Principal of the firm, she developed a responsible and equitable marketing strategy, both on a commercial and ethical basis.

Maria’s professional memberships include the International Compliance Association, the London Irish Lawyers Association, the Legal Practice Managers Association and the Lawyers Business Development Club.

Maria has worked for many years to promote Irish Art and Businesses in the UK. She is currently a member of the London Irish Business Society and the Irish International Business Network, Women’s Irish Network, Irish Heritage and the Irish Literacy Society. She also has a particular interest in viewing photographic portraiture.  


Email: maria.o'sullivan @

Phone: 020 7329 8888


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