Appointments

Mark Carolan

Mark Carolan

Senior Researcher (R&D;) Appointment Date: 06.01.2015 Company: Espion Business Type: Managing and securing corporate information Position: Senior Researcher (R&D) Espion has appointed Mark Carolan as a senior researcher in its R&D division. According to the company, Carolan is one of Europe’s leading specialists in securing the technology that controls critical infrastructure. He has more than 35 years’ experience in IT security at senior management and board level and has worked for organisations including Rolls Royce, Symantec and is a former managing director of Qualys UK. He has a wealth of expertise in addressing vulnerabilities in industrial systems known as ‘supervisory control and data acquisition’ (SCADA). He has worked on and…

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Carol Anne O’Neill

Head Of Sales And Marketing Appointment Date: 07.01.2015 Company: Ryanair Business Type: Airline Position: Head of Sales and Marketing Ryanair has appointed Carol Anne O’Neill as its new head of sales and marketing. She will join Ryanair on 26 January from Falcon/Thomson, where she is currently head of Ireland. O’Neill has 28 years of experience in the travel industry, having previously worked for XL Airways and Wings Abroad. In her new role, she will oversee Ryanair’s sales and marketing team and activities across 30 countries in Europe and North Africa. O’Neill takes over the role from Lesley Kane who was appointed head of groups and corporate sales last January.

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Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer

Appointment Date: 26.10.2010 Company: Infor Business Type: Business Applications Provision Position: Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips has been appointed chief executive officer of Infor and also becomes a member of the company’s board of directors. Phillips has over 20 years of leadership experience in the software industry, most recently as president and director of Oracle Corporation. At Oracle, he led the company’s field organisation and oversaw revenue growth of nearly 300pc during his seven-year tenure.  He also played a key role in Oracle’s successful acquisition strategy including specific transactions such as BEA Systems, Hyperion Solutions, and Siebel Systems. Prior to joining Oracle, Phillips was a managing director at Morgan Stanley…

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Ann-Marie O’Donnell, Customer Strategy Director

Ann-Marie O'Donnell

Appointment Date: 19.05.2014 Company: Sierra Business Type: Support Service Provider Position: Customer Strategy Director Ann-Marie O’Donnell has been appointed customer strategy director at Sierra, part of the Siteserv Group. O’Donnell has experience in cross-border and cross-functional programme management, in defining and implementing strategies to optimise customers’ experiences and has worked at both senior and executive management levels in the IT, healthcare, outsourcing, insurance, telecommunications, financial services and utility sectors. Her most recent role was with NICE Systems as global vice president of professional services. Before that, she worked with Performix Technologies as vice president of operations. O’Donnell holds an honours degree and post graduate in European economics from NUI Galway.…

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Grace Ryan

Grace Ryan

Supply Chain And ERP Consultant Appointment Date: 27.11.2013 Company: Leading Edge Group Business Type: Lean Education and Consultancy Position: Supply Chain and ERP Consultant Leading Edge Group has appointed Grace Ryan as supply chain and ERP consultant. Ryan has previously worked at Plan International, Assima, Xerox and Alza Corporation, Johnson & Johnson. A postgraduate of adult education and with a bachelor’s degree in business with computer applications from Limerick Institute of Technology, Ryan is also APICS qualified. Experienced in the full training lifecycle of SAP implementation projects, Ryan specialises in material and inventory management modules and training delivery across a number of enterprise resource planning modules in a variety of…

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Daniel Braden-Astbury

Daniel Braden

Business Development Director Appointment Date: 04.10.2013 Company: Stanley Security Business Type: Electronic Security Position: Business Development Director Daniel Braden-Astbury has been appointed business development director at Stanley Security. Before joining Stanley Security, Braden-Astbury was operations director and a member of the executive board with G4S Secure Solutions, Northern Ireland and Scotland. In this role, he worked with a range of FTSE 100 and blue chip organisations creating and implementing bespoke security solutions. Prior to this, he held a number of security related positions with the Ministry of Defence including head of specialist security support in Northern Ireland. In this role, he provided strategic and operational leadership and guidance on all…

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Gráinne O’Hara, Sales Surveyor

Gráinne O’Hara, Sales Surveyor

Appointment Date: 23.03.2011 Company: Rentokil Ireland Business Type: Pest Control Services Position: Sales Surveyor Rentokil Ireland has announced the appointment of Gráinne O’Hara as sales surveyor. O’Hara’s role will encompass caring for Rentokil’s existing portfolio of customers, as well as developing new business opportunities, in counties Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and parts of Galway. Prior to joining Rentokil, O’Hara held the position of account manager at Ocean FM, Sligo. She also previously worked as a sales representative at Stansfeld Scott and Co in Barbados for four years.

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Hugh Hanlon, Financial Director

Hugh Hanlon, Financial Director

Appointment Date: 30.10.2012 Company: IT Alliance Group Business Type: IT Services and Consultancy Position: Financial Director IT Alliance Group, the Irish owned  company, has appointed Hugh Hanlon as financial director of the group. Prior to joining  the company in June 2007, Hanlon worked as financial controller for Irish Broadband, a subsidiary of NTR, and before that with the Irish operations of UK engineering consultancy, WS Atkins. Hanlon is a BComm graduate of UCD and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Stephen Rae, Editor, Irish Independent

Stephen Rae, Editor, Irish Independent

Appointment Date: 07.09.2012 Company: Independent News & Media Business Type: Newspapers Position: Editor, Irish Independent Stephen Rae has been appointed editor of the Irish Independent following the retirement of Gerry O’Regan. Independent News & Media (Ireland) said the appointment is effective immediately. Rae, who’s 46, has been editor of the Evening Herald since 2005. His previous roles at that paper include deputy editor, associate editor (news) and security correspondent. A graduate of the DIT School of Journalism and a qualified barrister, Rae is a former editor of the ‘Garda Review’. In his new role, he will have full responsibility for the print and online editions of the Irish Independent.

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Tom Baragry, Head Of Business Development

Tom Baragry

Appointment Date: 13.06.2012 Company: Prescient Investment Managers (Ireland) Limited Business Type: Asset Management Position: Head of Business Development Tom Baragry has been appointed as head of business development at Prescient Investment Managers (Ireland) Limited. Baragry was previously head of pensions. Prior to moving to client portfolio management in 2004, Baragry had spent the previous 16 years as an investment analyst/ fund manger with both AIBIM and AXA Ireland. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree and a master’s in business studies from University College Dublin. Prescient Ireland recently completed the acquisition of AIB Investment Managers Limited (AIBIM), the asset management subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, plc. AIBIM was subsequently renamed…

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