New and notable appointments at Auxilion, Drinkaware, Envisage and Rásaíocht Con Éireann

By Business & Finance
27 July 2023
Pictured: Peter Glynne, Director of Consulting, Auxilion.

There were new and notable appointments this week at Auxilion, Drinkaware, Envisage and Rásaíocht Con Éireann.

Peter Glynne, Director of Consulting,

Irish IT service provider Auxilion has announced the appointment of Peter Glynne as Director of Consulting.

In his new role, Glynne will oversee Auxilion’s consulting practice and will lead the team in delivering high-quality Digital Transformation, Governance & Assurance, Technology Services and Modern Workplace services to its growing client base. He will also be responsible for ensuring that Auxilion’s clients maximise the value of change programmes and business process optimisation, underpinned by IT services and solutions.

Glynne brings decades of consulting experience in Government, healthcare and financial services to his new role. His previous experience includes four years as a Senior Management Consultant with PwC, two and a half years with Microsoft Consulting and eight years with Deloitte as a Senior Management Consultant.

Glynne is the President-Elect of the Irish Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and authored a book for the organisation, entitled “Benefits Led Change: Maximising Value”. He also holds a master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Limerick.

Speaking about his appointment, Peter Glynne said: “Auxilion is a progressive company which is at the forefront of the industry in Ireland and the UK. I am very proud to be joining the team and I look forward to supporting the company’s ambition to provide a top-class service to everyone we work with. Throughout my career, I have learned how to bring that cutting edge to client organisations with the right experience and a passion for successful delivery.”

Philip Maguire, CEO and founder of Auxilion, said: “I’m delighted that Peter has come on board as Consulting Director and will join the Auxilion Senior Management Team.  We’ve spent the past few years developing one of the strongest and most effective consulting practices in the country.  Appointing an individual of Peter’s calibre positions us to take our consulting proposition and capabilities to the next level continuing our commitment to customer value and service excellence.  He brings a wealth of experience to the role and will be a tremendous asset to the company moving forward.”

Dearbhla O’Brien, Chief Executive Office,

Drinkaware, the national, independent charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse, has today announced the appointment of Dearbhla O’Brien as CEO. Following an extensive and competitive recruitment process, O’Brien emerged as the outstanding candidate. She replaces outgoing CEO Sheena Horgan and will officially take up the role from September 4th, 2023.

Dearbhla is an experienced CEO with a strong track record over 20 years leading organisations such as USIT Ireland where she served as CEO and Commercial Director. She is a founding Director of travel start-up, in addition to previous roles such as CEO of semi-state body Rasaíocht Con Éireann and Head of Marketing for Ryanair. Dearbhla has also served as Non-Executive Director of the not for profit ‘Bray Women’s Refuge’. She holds a degree in International Business from DCU and is also a chartered director of the Institute of Directors.

Announcing O’Brien’s appointment, Sean Quigley, Chairperson of the Board of Drinkaware, said, “The Board of Drinkaware is delighted to welcome Dearbhla O’Brien as our new CEO. We believe she is the ideal candidate to lead Drinkaware into the future. We are convinced that Dearbhla’s combination of qualifications, experience and enthusiasm will continue to drive positive behaviour change and public health impacts around alcohol consumption in Ireland. We would also like to thank our outgoing CEO Sheena Horgan for her tireless work over the last 5 years in growing Drinkaware and wish her every success for the future.”

Commenting on her appointment, Dearbhla O’Brien said, “I’m beyond delighted to be appointed CEO of Drinkaware, an organisation with a vision and mission I passionately share. Drinkaware is THE trusted and independent voice, uniquely placed to provide the public with vital research, facts and information regarding safe and responsible alcohol use and the damage and harm caused by alcohol misuse. It is an honour to be part of a movement that can contribute to positive, lasting change when it comes to Ireland’s relationship to alcohol.

O’Brien will lead an established, experienced team at Drinkaware with a multitude of skillsets across research, education, public engagement, outreach, communications and digital media as they continue to develop campaigns and create opportunities to inform and empower the public and drive positive behaviour change in relation to alcohol consumption in Ireland.

Ivan Darmody, Business Sales Manager,

Pictured: Ivan Darmody, Business Sales Manager, Envisage.

Envisage, a Sage partner in Ireland and member of the Noledge Group, today announces the appointment of Ivan Darmody as New Business Sales Manager.

Darmody brings 25 years of sales experience within the publishing and IT sectors. In his new position, he will assume a pivotal role in spearheading revenue growth for the company. His primary responsibilities will include identifying new business opportunities, fostering customer relationships, and assisting clients in selecting the ideal financial management solution from the Envisage and Sage product portfolios.

Prior to joining Envisage, Darmody spent 16 years in Sage Ireland, where he gained expertise across all facets of the customer engagement cycle, including customer experience, account management, business development and channel sales. Ivan excelled as a Business Development Manager, successfully selling to medium and large enterprises worldwide for seven years. He also managed a significant segment of Sage’s Business Partner Community for more than five years.

Ivan Darmody said: “I am thrilled to be joining Envisage and I believe my background in customer relationship management makes me ideally suited to this role. I love being a part of a customer-centric organisation like Envisage whose main mission is to make it easier for customers to run their business.

Tim Lucey, Chief Executive Officer,
Rásaíocht Con Éireann

The Board of Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced the appointment of Tim Lucey as the organisation’s new CEO.

Lucey has been Chief Executive of Cork County Council since 2014. During his 40-year career in Local Government, he also has served as Manager of Cork City Council (2010-2014),

Lucey is an experienced Chief Executive, having served the last 9 years as Chief Executive of Cork County Council after progressing from a 4-year period in the same role at Cork City Council. He previously held the position of assistant County Manager (for North Cork) and Head Of Corporate Affairs for Cork County Council.

The native of Bandon in County Cork, who will assume his new CEO role in November 2023, has led transformational change in the Local Government sector with a focus on investment in corporate development, commercial thinking and supporting the importance of rural, community, and cultural aspects of Ireland’s fabric, while at the same time securing significant investment in infrastructure, urban and business growth.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Board of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), the Local Government Management Agency and Promoting Cork Ltd, and has extensive qualifications in accountancy, company direction and business.

“I am honoured to accept the position of CEO and I am very much looking forward to working with the Board of Directors and staff of RCÉ and the vibrant greyhound community across Ireland,” commented Mr. Lucey.

He continued, “I am committed to using my extensive experience in corporate leadership and management, crisis management, communications and stakeholder engagement in complex multi-sectoral environments to further develop a commercial greyhound racing industry built on a high-quality entertainment, consumer-focused product, which meets the highest international regulatory and welfare standards.”

Frank Nyhan, Chairperson of the Board of RCÉ, said, “On behalf of the staff and Board, I am pleased to announce that Tim Lucey has, following an extensive recruitment process, accepted the position as our new CEO. Tim is a tremendously experienced leader, and we are delighted to announce that he will be joining our organisation.”

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