New and notable appointments at Duff & Phelps, BSI Consulting Services and Aldi Ireland

Appointments | Thu 16 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Niall Cribben, Managing Director of Ireland’s Valuation Advisory, Duff & Phelps Ireland

This week sees new appointments at Duff & Phelps, BSI Consulting Services and Aldi Ireland


Niall Cribben, Managing Director of Ireland’s Valuation Advisory,
Duff & Phelps Ireland

Global advisor, Duff & Phelps, has appointed Niall Cribben as Managing Director of Duff & Phelps Ireland’s Valuation Advisory practice.

Cribben has over 15 years of experience advising clients on strategic financial issues, corporate restructurings and audits. Since joining Duff & Phelps in 2014, he has focused on the valuation of shares, businesses and intangible assets servicing many of Ireland’s corporate industries. Cribben’s focus extends to the valuation of portfolios of illiquid loans, collateralized non-performing loans, securitized assets and equity interests for Ireland’s investment fund sector. He is currently actively involved in advising clients on impairment analysis as a direct result of COVID-19.

Anne O’Dwyer, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps Ireland, said:

We are extremely pleased that Niall has been promoted to managing director. He has been an invaluable member of the team for many years and I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our Valuation Advisory practice in the future.

Cribben is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance and a Diploma in Insolvency at Chartered Accountants Ireland.


Adam Hall, Senior Consultant
BSI Consulting Services

International business-improvement company, Business Consulting Services, has appointed Adam Hall as Senior Consultant on the Cyber, Risk and Advisory team at BSI Consulting Services headquartered in Sandyford, Dublin.

In his new position, Hall will be focused on the delivery of Information Security projects in addition to providing business development support across the Cyber, Risk and Advisory service portfolio at BSI.

A graduate of Dublin City University, he holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering as well as professional certifications in Information Systems Security, Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3 and Security Awareness.

With over fourteen years of experience, Hall joins BSI from Scotiabank, where he held the position of Senior Information Security Consultant. Prior to this he worked at the Bank of Montreal and TD Bank as an IT Analyst.


Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director
Aldi Ireland

Pictured: Niall O’Connor, Aldi Group Managing Director. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

Aldi Ireland has appointed Niall O’Connor to the position of Group Managing Director. O’Connor was appointed to the position in late 2019 and has spent the last number of months with colleagues across the global Aldi operation in preparation for his new position. He will assume overall responsibility for all of Aldi’s activities in Ireland, including its multi-million-euro store-opening programme and Irish Buying office.

O’Connor has been a senior executive with Aldi in Ireland for almost 20 years and has held several roles across the business. A native of Cork, he was appointed Group Buying Director in 2010, leading Aldi’s Buying and Marketing teams, greatly developing and growing its Irish supply base.  Most recently, as Managing Director Mitchelstown Region, he was responsible for the operation of Aldi’s business across Munster and Connacht.

Welcoming the appointment, Giles Hurley, CEO Aldi UK & Ireland said:

Niall has made a huge contribution during his tenure at Aldi, developing our Irish buying team and leading our Mitchelstown Region store teams through dynamic growth. His appointment as Group Managing Director Ireland is a major step forward in positioning Aldi Ireland for further success in the years ahead.

O’Connor will assume the role at a challenging time for both the country and the retail sector.  Among his first responsibilities O’Connor will lead a growing team of 4,000 staff through Aldi’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Aldi recently unveiled a 10% bonus payment for staff, shortened payment terms for suppliers, launched a recruitment drive for additional staff and introduced a series of social distancing measures to its stores in its ongoing response to Covid-19.