New notable appointments at Turner & Townsend, Europcar and HEA

Appointments, Business | Thu 11 Oct | Author – Business & Finance
Colm Brady, Managing Director, Europcar Mobility Group

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at

Colm Brady, Managing Director 

Europcar Mobility Group

Europcar Mobility Group has announced the appointment of Colm Brady as its new Managing Director for Ireland.

In his new position, Brady will focus on helping Europcar Mobility Group to develop in Ireland, providing individuals and businesses across the country with easy access, barrier-free and cost effective mobility solutions.

Commenting on his appointment, Colm Brady said, “We now live an exciting age of mobility. From electric cars to autonomous cars and car sharing, people now have much more choice in terms of how they get from A to B. We intend to be at the cutting edge of mobility solutions and I look forward to leading the change in the Irish market, supported by the brilliant team here at Europcar Mobility Group in Ireland”.

Tom Hamilton, Director 

Tom Hamilton, Director, Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend, a leading global professional services firm working in real estate, natural resources and infrastructure, has appointed Tom Hamilton as Director of its Ireland business, to help drive real estate growth in the region.

Based in Dublin, Tom’s role will focus on the developer market in the real estate sector, supporting growth and strengthening Turner & Townsend’s project management service for its clients.

Tom Hamilton said: “I’m delighted to join Turner & Townsend and excited at the opportunity of leading the commercial developer team, creating a group of strong client-focused local Project Management professionals to strengthen our presence within the developer sector here in Ireland.”

Paul O’Toole, Interim Chief Executive

Higher Education Authority

The Higher Education Authority announced the appointment of Mr Paul O’Toole as interim Chief Executive Officer with effect from the end of this month, October 2018. Mr O’Toole joins the HEA following completion of his term of office as Chief Executive of Solas. He will be appointed on an interim basis for a period of one year following the departure of Dr Graham Love later this month.

Mr O’Toole will commence the implementation of the new HEA strategy 2018 – 2022, shortly to be published, which includes the rollout of the new performance compacts under its strategic dialogue process with Higher Education Institutions. Mr O’Toole will also assist in the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Authority. Working with the Authority and the HEA team, he will lead the HEA contribution to the introduction of the new Technological Universities and implementing reforms of the higher education landscape.

The Chairperson of the HEA, Michael Horgan, stated: “I am delighted and grateful to Paul for agreeing to take on this role and assisting the HEA during this transition period. Paul’s knowledge of the education and training sectors will be of great value and I very much look forward to working with him.”