New and notable appointments at Emovis and Enet

By Business & Finance
31 October 2019
Pictured: Jon Florsheim, newly-appointed non-executive Chairman at Enet.

Business & Finance highlights the notable new appointments at Emovis and Enet.

Stephen McCarthy, Head of Transition Management

Mobility solutions provider Emovis has announced the appointment of Stephen McCarthy as its new Head of Transition Management for Ireland. He will report to Emovis Ireland’s CEO Francoise Riou.

Prior to joining Emovis, Mr McCarthy worked for Vodafone for 16 years, and held the positions of Head of Quality & Performance Improvement and Change and Transformation Programme Manager for the multinational company. He also previously held a position as IT Solutions Architect & Consultant for both Vertel and Astracon, and worked across their offices in Dublin, New Jersey and Chicago.

Stephen McCarthy

Mr McCarthy commented:

I look forward to the challenge of activating some of the exciting mobility solutions which Emovis provides across the globe, in the Irish market. I look forward to working with such an innovative and forward thinking company, which I believe will help to revolutionise the transport ecosystem and improve the lives of Irish commuters in the coming years.”

Jon Florsheim, non-executive Chairman

Enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale, open-access network operator, has announced the appointment of Jon Florsheim as its new non-executive Chairman. Mr Florsheim had held the role in an interim capacity following the acquisition of the remaining minority stake in Enet by the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF), a fund managed by AMP Capital and Irish Life Investment Managers, last December.

Mr. Florsheim has over 27 years’ experience in telecoms and media. Most recently he served as Chief Commercial Officer of eir. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of European pay TV operator M7. Prior to M7, he spent 13 years at British Sky Broadcasting where he was Chief Marketing Officer and the Managing Director of the Customer Group (Consumer and B2B Businesses). Mr. Florsheim currently serves as Chairman of GoMedia, Europe’s leading on-board infotainment provider and is a Non-Executive Director of XLN Telecom, a UK B2B telecoms provider. He is also a Senior Advisor to AMP Capital, focusing on communications infrastructure.

Jon Florsheim

In other board appointments, Enet Group CEO Peter McCarthy has been appointed to the board, while Alan Lowe has been confirmed as a non-executive director. Mr Lowe is CFO for Angel Trains, one of the UK’s leading train leasing specialists.

Confirming the new board appointments, Philip Doyle, Principal of the IIF, stated:

We’re delighted to have confirmed Jon Florsheim as the new Enet Chairman. His wide-ranging senior executive and board experience in telecommunication, technology and media companies both in Ireland and further afield will be particularly valuable to us as we pursue new strategies and continue to reshape and grow the business. Our leadership team is excited to work with Jon as he leads our newly constituted board.”