New and notable appointments at Monta, Delta Capita, Complete Laboratory Solutions, DLA Piper and Ubotica Technologies

Appointments | Thu 30 Mar | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Adrienne Gormley, Director, Monta

There were new and notable appointments this week at Monta, Delta Capita, Complete Laboratory Solutions, DLA Piper and Ubotica Technologies.

Adrienne Gormley, Director,

Monta, an EV software start-up, has announced the appointment of Adrienne Gormley to its board of directors. Gormley brings with her over twenty years’ experience in scaling software SAAS companies, including Google, Dropbox, and N26.

In joining the Monta Board, Gormley will guide the company towards sustainable growth, ensuring the firm takes the right path to tackle the broad range of opportunities ahead in Ireland and across Monta’s seven other markets. She joins Monta at a period of rapid growth for the company as developments in the EV industry are currently making the sector a target for new business and investment opportunities.

Gormley spoke about the firm’s potential upon her appointment:

“The EV sector is a nascent industry that has huge growth potential in aiding Europe’s transition to sustainable transport solutions. The Monta product is very customer-centric, with a clear and strong user experience that is truly improving EV charging and useability across Europe. I can see this evolving as EV usage becomes more mainstream and mass-market adoption of EVs becomes a reality.”

Her experience with Nordic companies, such as Pleo and Epidemic Sound, aligns with her passion for disruptive, scaling tech. Gormley sees an enormous opportunity for Ireland to move the market forward in EV adoption, and sees Monta best placed to capitalise on this important transition. As her home market, Gormley is committed to ensuring that Ireland is a market leader in EV adoption and infrastructure.

“Ireland is a rapidly evolving market for EV adoption. With a reputation for adopting and nurturing new technologies, Ireland is in a strong position to capitalise on new EV opportunities,” she said.

“The Government’s Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022 – 2025 launched earlier in the year will be an important enabler for EV market participants. Monta’s interoperability solutions between charge point operators and network providers will be an important catalyst in ensuring charge points are easy to access for all Irish EV drivers.”

“We are thrilled to have Adrienne join our board of directors,” said Ricky Hill, Country Manager, Monta in Ireland. “Her wealth of leadership experience in the Irish and European markets will be invaluable as we accelerate our growth journey in Ireland and beyond.”

“We look forward to working with Adrienne in ensuring we maximise our potential in the Irish market and achieve our mission of creating accessible EV charging solutions for all Irish drivers now and into the future,” he added.

Gormley is currently CEO of Setforth, a new company focused on acquiring and growing small SaaS businesses. She is also on the board of Copenhagen-based startup Pleo and Stockholm-based Epidemic Sound.

Her skills in scaling organisations, particularly in international growth, will be invaluable to Monta as it continues to expand. Gormley is focused on the big picture and stepping in to help Monta capitalise on its opportunities across Europe and in the Irish market.

Ronan Brennan, Head of Retail Banking,
Delta Capita

Ronan Brennan has been appointed to the position of Head of Retail Banking at Delta Capita, Dublin. Brennan joins the global managed services providers following a successful 15-year career with the Bank of Ireland. In this new role with Delta Capita, he will oversee the next phase of growth of Delta Capita’s Retail Banking offering in Dublin. Delta Capita helps retail banks stay ahead by supporting revenue generation initiatives, cost reductions and operational simplification, delivered through expertise and cutting-edge technology.

Delta Capita, the financial services division of Prytek, is a leading managed services, technology and consulting firm focused on the financial services sector. Delta Capita offers specialist managed services and technology solutions across Client Lifecycle Management/KYC, Derivatives and Structured Products, Post-trade, and Pricing & Risk. Supporting the world’s top financial institutions to help them comply with regulations, simplify operations, reduce costs, and innovate their business models and leverage leading FinTechs.

Brennan brings with him a wealth of expertise and leadership in the financial services sector from his previous role as Head of Asset Quality & Pricing for Bank of Ireland where he was responsible for overseeing a department which was vital to the bank’s successful credit management and pricing policy. Prior to this, he was the Commercial Branch Manager for Bank of Ireland; responsible for highly active commercial branches in Dublin City Centre and directing a large team to deliver exceptional levels of service.

Paul O’Brien, Head of Ireland for Delta Capita: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Ronan leading our Retail Banking department. Ronan brings extensive knowledge of the commercial banking sector as well as his exceptional leadership skills to drive the future growth of Delta Capita’s Retail Banking offering.

Ronan has over 20 years’ experience in leading large teams of banking professionals to deliver the highest standard of service and quality to customers. Customer focus is at the heart of Delta Capita’s values, and we are privileged to have Ronan, who shares our values, in such an integral role.”

Joan Mahon, HR Manager,
Complete Laboratory Solutions

Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) have announced the appointment of Joan Mahon to the position of Senior HR Manager.

As a human resource professional, Mahon brings more than twenty years of expertise to her role at CLS. She will work closely with the senior team with responsibility for advancing the HR strategy to exceed high performance and engagement outputs for future growth expansion at the organisation.

Her key focus will be on developing the CLS team by advancing professional development and support, excelling digitization solutions and nurturing a positive work environment for all.

Mahon studied Strategic HR Management at Dublin Institute of Technology in addition to Executive Coaching, Business Practice, Leadership and Organisational Development and Transformation at the Irish Management Institute. She is a member of CIPD and the Association of Coaching.

Prior to joining CLS Mahon worked in HR at medical and life science companies in addition to lecturing, mentoring and providing executive coaching across industry sectors.

Tony McDonald, Technical Advisor,
Ubotica Technologies

Ubotica Technologies™, a provider of smarts for smart satellites, has announced that Tony McDonald has joined its Technical Advisory Board.

McDonald has many years of experience of working within the space industry to develop strategies to exploit opportunities both in institutional space programmes (ESA) and the commercial space market.

While at Enterprise Ireland, as the Irish National ESA Delegation, McDonald was responsible for coordinating Ireland’s industrial participation in European Space Agency Programmes. He was part of the ESA Council, Joint Communications Board (JCB), Navigation Programme Board (PB-NAV) and Industrial Policy Committee (IPC).  In addition, McDonald was Chair of the ESA industrial Policy Expert Group and Deputy Head of the ESA Delegation.

Now retired from Enterprise Ireland, he joins the Ubotica Technical Advisory Board, to provide strategic advice to the CEO and the executive team, especially with regards to facilitating access to the space community.

McDonald commented on his appointment:

“Ubotica is an innovative technology startup providing smarts for smart satellites which I believe has huge growth potential with its products and services which are used by global space industry partners to deliver real-time insights directly to users. Space has become such an integral part of so many applications that we use daily, and I see opportunities for Ubotica across a whole range of different sectors. I am looking forward to working with the Ubotica teams in Ireland, The Netherlands, Canada and Spain.”

Fintan Buckley, Co-Founder and CEO, Ubotica Technologies said:

“With his extensive ESA network and deep understanding of the space industry, Tony brings a wealth of sector expertise to the Ubotica Technical Advisory Board, and we look forward to working with him to expand our activities in the Space sector.”

Ubotica works with semi-autonomous satellite systems that provide real-time insights from flexible on-board processing and that use affordable, low energy hardware. The Ubotica CogniSat platform was developed with deep insight into processing hardware, computer vision software and AI system integration. CogniSat technology has been used in multiple space flown projects with partners in Europe and the USA, including NASA JPL and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Aoife Murphy, Intellectual Property & Technology partner,
DLA Piper

DLA Piper has expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology (IPT) practice in Ireland with the appointment of a new partner, Aoife Murphy. Murphy — previously a partner in Whitney Moore — will lead the firm’s Irish patent litigation team bringing with her notable experience in the life sciences sector.

A partner at Whitney Moore since 2005, Murphy is a multi-award-winning commercial litigator and author and is recognised as one of the Top 250 women in IP globally and ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by the Legal 500 .

She advises indigenous and multinational clients, and her experience spans all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyright and design-related intellectual property matters.

Murphy has notable experience advising clients on matters related to life sciences, particularly biosimilars and medical devices, claims of infringement and revocation of patents and SPCs, which protect pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnologyn and electronic point-of-sale systems. She also sits on the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

Paul Allen, Global Co-Chair, Intellectual Property & Technology group said:

“We’re excited to welcome Aoife to our truly global intellectual property team. With several recent hires in other key markets around the world, her addition further strengthens our international patent litigation capabilities. Moreover, her extensive experience enhances the range of services we offer our life sciences clients across the firm.”

David Carthy, Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper in Ireland said:

“I am delighted to welcome Aoife to DLA Piper. Aoife will lead our Irish patent litigation team and will be a real asset to the firm, joining over 130 patent litigators worldwide and bringing her extensive patent experience to bear for DLA Piper clients globally.

“As this announcement demonstrates, we continue on our growth trajectory in Ireland, building out our teams and sectoral offerings with a particular focus on life science and technology, further solidifying our position as the leading global law firm in Ireland.”

“We are delighted that Aoife is joining our team in Ireland,” said Mark Rasdale, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, DLA Piper in Ireland.

“Aoife’s excellent reputation and experience in contentious IP work, in particular patent litigation, further enhances our offering in Ireland. Her extensive sectoral knowledge fits perfectly with our growth strategy and will help us grow existing and new relationships with life sciences businesses in Ireland and internationally.”


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