New and notable appointments at Musgrave, Ulster Bank and Crowe

Appointments | Thu 19 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Naoise Cosgrove, Managing Partner, and Colm Sheehan, newly announced Associate Director of Corporate Finance, Crowe.
Business & Finance highlights the notable new appointments in the last week at Musgrave, Ulster Bank and Crowe.

Noel Keeley, CEO


Noel Keeley, incoming CEO, Musgrave

Noel Keeley, current Managing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, has been appointed as CEO designate of Musgrave and is due to take up this position on 1st January 2020, following a handover period with current CEO Chris Martin. This follows a recruitment process which began with the announcement earlier this year that Chris Martin would retire from the business.

Noel Keeley is currently Managing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, where he is responsible for Musgrave’s wholesale business across the island of Ireland. He has transformed Musgrave MarketPlace, which has become Ireland’s leading wholesale business for retailers, SMEs and a one-stop shop for the hospitality sector. He has also led the growth of SuperValu and Centra in Northern Ireland and he was responsible for the acquisition of fine food specialist La Rousse Foods. Noel Keeley joined Musgrave in 2005 and was Group HR Director before he took up his current role in 2010.

Commenting on the appointment, Musgrave Chairman, Nicky Hartery, said:

We are delighted that Noel has accepted the position as Musgrave CEO. He will bring his vast experience to bear as we build on our Growing Good Business strategy. Under Noel’s leadership our wholesale and food service business has become the market leader across the island of Ireland and he has driven the growth of SuperValu and Centra in Northern Ireland. We would like to thank Chris Martin for his leadership over the past fifteen years, having firmly established Musgrave as Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company.”

Sheamus Causer, Chief Technology and Information Officer

Ulster Bank 

Ulster Bank announced the appointment of Sheamus Causer to the position of Chief Technology and Information Officer. Sheamus joins Ulster Bank’s Executive Committee and reports to the Chief Executive. Sheamus’ responsibilities will include strategic oversight of the Bank’s information and data as well as the development of central customer systems in technology and payments.

Sheamus Causer_CTO_Ulster Bank

Pictured: Sheamus Causer, Chief Technology and Information Officer, Ulster Bank.

Sheamus joins Ulster Bank from Deutsche Bank where he has been Global Head of Insights and CEO of Deutsche Bank Service Centre in Ireland for the past five years.

Commenting on the appointment Ulster Bank Chief Executive Jane Howard said:

I am delighted to announce that Sheamus Causer has joined Ulster Bank as Chief Technology and Information Officer.  Sheamus will be a key member of my Executive Committee responsible for our data strategy and the development of key customer systems across technology, payments and information.”

Colm Sheehan, Associate Director of Corporate Finance


Crowe has announced the appointment of Colm Sheehan to the role of Associate Director of their Corporate Finance division.
Originally from Gorey, Co Wexford, Colm trained with PwC in Dublin, followed by a secondment to the New York Office. Colm returned to Ireland where he has since gained significant experience across the financial services, property and hospitality sectors.
Colm is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and a Master of Accounting degree from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He also holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Welcoming Colm to his new role, Crowe’s managing partner, Naoise Cosgrove said:

Colm brings a great deal of experience to the team from his time in industry. He has gained valuable experience working across several large-scale asset and portfolio acquisitions and disposals, which is a core focus for our corporate finance team. I am delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

Pictured: Colm Sheehan, Associate Director, Corporate Finance, Crowe

Pictured: Colm Sheehan, Associate Director, Corporate Finance, Crowe