Appointments

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

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…

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Leo Cullen, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date: 13.04.2012 Company: SIFE Ireland Business Type: Not-For-Profit Position: Non-Executive Director Leo Cullen has been appointed a non-executive director of SIFE Ireland (Students in Free Enterprise). The Irish international and Leinster Rugby captain started his professional career with Leinster, winning the Celtic League, before moving to Leicester to win the EDF Energy Cup and the Guinness Premiership.  He rejoined Leinster to win the Magners League in 2008, before captaining the side to the Heineken Cup in 2009 and 2011.  Cullen became the 100th man to captain Ireland in a full test match when he led the team out against…

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David Dobbyn, EMEA Regional Counsel

Appointment Date: 10.04.2012 Company: Xilinx Business Type: Semiconductor Components Position: EMEA Regional Counsel Xilinx has appointed David Dobbyn as EMEA regional counsel. Dobbyn’s responsibilities cover the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions from Dublin where he will advise on a range of legal and corporate matters including commercial and contractual arrangements, M&A, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. He formerly worked for A&L Goodbody specialising in corporate law and supporting a wide base of international and Irish clients. He graduated with a BCL (European) law degree from University College Dublin.

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Olga Berezina, Business Development Manager

Appointment Date: 07.03.2012 Company: Data Ireland Business Type: Data – Direct Marketing Position: Business Development Manager Data Ireland has appointed Olga Berezina as business development manager. In her new position, Berezina will be responsible for managing Data Ireland’s existing client base, and will develop and execute new business development strategies. She joins Data Ireland from Kantar Worldpanel where she was responsible for a number of key accounts including Unilever, Heinz, Nestle and Heineken. During this time Berezina has gained extensive expertise in turning data into actionable consumer and shopper insights across a variety of consumer markets. She also holds a…

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Keira Doyle, Account Manager

Appointment Date: 17.02.2012 Company: Pembroke Communications Business Type: PR Agency Position: Account Manager Keira Doyle has been appointed account manager at Pembroke Communications. She will be managing a number of accounts including Gift Voucher Shop, Visit Scotland, Dublin Zoo, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Sports Surgery Clinic and Leinster Rugby. Doyle joins Pembroke Communications from Corporate Reputations, where she worked across the corporate and healthcare practices. Prior to this, she worked in the consumer communications division at Prior Communications. A BComm graduate from UCD, Doyle also holds an MSc in management consulting from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a diploma in…

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Timothy Björklund, Director

Kavaleer Productions has appointed former Disney director and producer, Timothy Björklund, as director of its Dublin-based studios. San Francisco-native Björklund – a two-time Emmy award winner (Outstanding Animation category) for his work on the Disney’s TV series, Teachers Pet – has worked as a professional animator, writer, director and producer for more than 25 years. He trained in animation and film graphics at California Institute of the Arts before getting his first job in 1984 as an assistant animator with Colossal Pictures. Four years later he began directing. In 2010, he was in Dublin to direct the Nickelodeon Jr series,…

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Conor Kilduff, Non-Executive Director

Appointment Date: 09.02.2012 Company: FMI Business Type: Field Management Position: Non-Executive Director Conor Kilduff has been appointed non-executive director at Irish field management company, FMI. Kilduff’s key role as a member of FMI’s board of directors will be to add an innovative commercial and strategic insight into the overall offering of the company. Kilduff is also currently the sales and marketing director with the Keelings Group, an organisation that employs over 1,700 people across Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. Prior to taking up his role with Keelings, Kilduff worked for 24 years in Unilever Ireland, where he held a…

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Brendan O’Hora, Director, Communications And Marketing

Appointment Date: 30.01.2012 Company: Chartered Accountants Ireland Business Type: Professional Body Position: Director, Communications and Marketing Chartered Accountants Ireland has appointed Brendan O’Hora as director, communications and marketing. O’Hora has worked in the financial services industry for the last 20 years, with over 10 years in senior management positions. Previous roles include head of retail marketing in Ulster Bank (part of the RBS Group) and head of business development and communications in National Irish Bank (part of the Danske Group). In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the communications and marketing function of Chartered Accountants Ireland. A…

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Sharon O’Neill, Senior Account And Project Manager

Appointment Date: 21.06.2011 Company: vStream Business Type: Digital and Interactive Content Creation Position: Senior Account and Project Manager Sharon O’Neill has been appointed senior account and project manager at vStream. In this role, O’Neill will be managing a team of software developers, directors, video editors, 3D and visual effects artists and designers. She will be responsible for a number of key accounts for vStream including the Dulux ‘Let’s Colour’ campaign, Jameson, KPMG, Aer Lingus and the Eircom Music Hub. With over 13 years’ international experience working in Australia, the US and the UK, O’Neill was previously head of program management…

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