Board and Executive Management

Vincent Crowley - Executive Chairman

Vincent Crowley was appointed Chairman Designate of the Group in October 2015 and took up the position of Executive Chairman at the date of the demerger transaction in November 2015.  He was previously both COO and CEO of Independent News and Media plc, a leading media company which, during his tenure, had operations and investments in Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. He also served as CEO and subsequently as a non-executive Director of APN News & Media, a media company listed in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently chairman of Newsbrands Ireland, a non-executive Director of C&C Group plc and Inner City Enterprise.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and initially worked with KPMG.

Bryan Evans - Non-Executive Director

Bryan was appointed to the Board in November 2015. He was formerly a senior partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in corporate finance advisory services. He now works as a non-executive director and as a business and corporate finance adviser. He is Chairman of Hosking Global Fund plc and a non-executive director of a number of companies including Doyle Hotels (Holdings) Limited and Sherry FitzGerald Holdings Limited. He is also an adviser to Woodford Capital Limited. Bryan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.  

Paul Furlong - Non-Executive Director

Paul was appointed to the Board in November 2015.  He is a director of Pageant Holdings Ltd and Melcorpo Properties Ltd since 2010. Prior to this, Paul was finance director of Pilton Ltd, a DCC Sercom subsidiary.  Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Alan Walsh - Non-Executive Director

Alan Walsh was appointed to the Board in April 2012 and continued on the Board post the demerger transaction of 25 November 2015.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of One51 plc and was appointed to this position in November 2011, having served since 1 July 2011 as interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of the One51 Group from July 2009.  Alan graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in International Commerce. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and subsequently worked with Matheson and AXIS Capital. Alan is a Non-Executive Director of Pioneer Green Energy LLC.

Michael Walsh - Non-Executive Director

Michael was appointed to the Board in November 2015.  He is Chief Executive Officer of Woodford Capital Management Limited.  He was Group Finance Director of NTR plc from 2003 until 2010.  Prior to joining NTR, Michael was Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of Musgrave Group plc for ten years.  He also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Dublin and London.  Michael is Chairman of the Board of St. Patrick’s Hospital Foundation.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The National University of Ireland, Cork and is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Caroline Bergin - General Counsel & Company Secretary

Caroline Bergin was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary Designate of the Group in October 2015 and took up that position at the date of the demerger transaction in November, 2015.  She was previously Group Legal Director and Company Secretary of NTR plc from 2010 until 2014.  Prior to that she held the same position at Greencore Group plc, an Irish head-quartered and publicly traded convenience foods company.  Caroline began her career practising law with A & L Goodbody, before joining Greencore in 1991. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Dublin, is a qualified solicitor and has a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.  She is currently a non-executive Director of the NTR Foundation and Coolock Community and Enterprise Campus. 

Martina Corrigan - Financial Controller

Martina Corrigan was appointed as the Financial Controller of the Group in February 2016.  She was previously the Financial Controller of FundAssist Limited from September 2015 to February 2016, a specialist service provider to the funds industry.  She also held the position of Financial Controller of KKR Credit (formerly Avoca Capital), the European Credit Investment Management division of KKR for a period of over 11 years.   Martina holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a member of the Irish Taxation Institute, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Ireland, having qualified with KPMG.

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