New and notable appointments at Premier Lotteries Ireland, Certa, Guaranteed Irish, MedoSync, Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) Limited and Mangopay. 

By Business & Finance
23 May 2024
Pictured: Sarah Jennings, Chief Marketing Officer, Premier Lotteries Ireland.

New and notable appointments at Premier Lotteries Ireland, Certa, Guaranteed Irish, MedoSync, Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) Limited and Mangopay.

Sarah Jennings, Chief Marketing Officer
Premier Lotteries Ireland

Premier Lotteries Ireland (“PLI” and “the Company”), the operator of the Irish National Lottery since 2015, has announced the appointment of Sarah Jennings as the new Chief Marketing Officer.
Sarah brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in marketing and commercial strategy from almost ten years at Sky, where she played a pivotal role in shaping and driving the success of Sky’s product range.
Most recently, Sarah spearheaded the launch of the WOW streaming service at Sky Germany. Commenting on the announcement, new Chief Marketing Officer, Sarah Jennings, said: “I am thrilled to join PLI and look forward to contributing to an organisation that has a profound impact on communities across Ireland. I am excited to work with the talented team that has been assembled here, and to continue building on its success in engaging with our players in innovative and meaningful ways.”
Cian Murphy, CEO Designate of Premier Lotteries Ireland, expressed his enthusiasm for Sarah’s appointment, adding: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Sarah’s calibre to PLI. Her extensive experience and strategic vision will be invaluable as we continue to grow and innovate. I would also like to thank and congratulate Maebh Gleeson for her outstanding leadership as interim CMO during this transition period.”
Sarah’s background also includes leadership roles in the telecoms and financial services sectors with prominent companies such as AXA, Aviva, Eir, and O2, where she developed and executed successful marketing and customer value management (CVM) strategies.

Orla Stevens, Managing Director

Pictured: Orla Stevens, Managing Director, Certa Ireland

Fuel supplier, Certa, which is part of DCC plc, has announced the appointment of Orla Stevens as its new Managing Director. Ms. Stevens takes up the position just two and a half years after joining the company as its Commercial Director, having previously held senior positions at SSE Airtricity, Bank of Ireland, Vodafone, O2 and Car Trawler. She succeeds Andrew Graham who has been appointed as Managing Director of Mobility at DCC Energy.

Certa operates in the fuel, home, business, lubricants and renewables space with a network of 49 unmanned, pay@pump forecourts and 29 home heating depots. Its pay@pump forecourt network is the largest of its kind in Ireland.

Certa formed in September 2022 when Emo Oil, Campus Oil and Jones Oil, all owned by DCC plc, rebranded under one name. Ms. Stevens was instrumental in this process. The company is headquartered in Portlaoise and employs 370 people nationwide.

Last October, Certa became the first fuel operator in Ireland to open a fully-fledged Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel station and to make the renewable alternative to diesel more widely available to motorists. It is currently upgrading its forecourt network to offer HVO at all sites alongside other fuels.

Certa has also helped a growing number of businesses and events to lower their emissions and to transition to HVO as a renewable fuel, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), John Sisk & Son Ltd., Dublin Airport, Dublin Port, The National Ploughing Championship, the Irish Open, Electric Picnic and Bloom.

The company is currently rolling out a plan that will enable its entire network of 49 forecourts to generate their own power from solar energy following its acquisition of renewable energy specialists Alternative Energy Ireland (AEI).

Orla Stevens, Managing Director, Certa Ireland said on her appointment: ‘Certa’s vision is to become Ireland’s most exciting energy company. I’m delighted to be appointed Managing Director and to lead the company as we continue to work together to connect people and businesses to the most progressive energy solutions available’.

Damien McCann, Chairperson of the Board
Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish is delighted to announce the appointment of new Chairperson, Damien McCann, Chief Commercial Officer of Viatel Technology Group. McCann, who has served on the Board of Directors for a number of years, will take over from his predecessor, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner at Matheson LLP.  

McCann brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role and is a passionate about community involvement and sustainable job creation. He has been part of the Viatel story for 17 years and throughout his career, he has progressed through the ranks at the leading technology company.   

As an integral member of Viatel’s leadership team, McCann is also instrumental in helping indigenous Irish companies and multinationals understand complex cloud, security, and telecoms strategies.  

Damien McCann, CCO of Viatel Technology Group said: ‘It’s an absolute honour to be appointed Chairperson of such a positive and progressive organisation. I am delighted to follow on from my predecessor, Michael Jackson, who achieved great things during his tenure. The calibre of Guaranteed Irish companies is extremely high and spans many dynamic sectors and is essential to economic growth in Ireland. As the new Chairperson, I am committed to leading with passion and dedication and with a strong commitment to our members’ success, I think it’s going to be an exciting journey for us.’ 

Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish said:We are thrilled to welcome Damien McCann as the new Chairperson of Guaranteed Irish. Damien’s wealth of experience and commitment to our members makes him the perfect candidate for this role. Together, we look forward to driving innovation and embracing new opportunities within the Technology sector and beyond. The future of Guaranteed Irish is committed to working with our homegrown and international members across all industries.’ 

Patrick Rork, Strategic Adviser

Pictured: Patrick Rork, Strategic Advisor, MedoSync

Irish MedTech start-up MedoSync has announced the appointment of former VP of Healthcare Consulting for Accenture in the United States, Patrick Rork as its new Strategic Adviser.  MedoSync provides a secure platform that integrates hospital and insurer systems enabling accurate, efficient and real-time medical billing. Since its launch in 2021, its proven solution has been used to submit more than 150,000 claims, valued at over €30 million.

Patrick, who was most recently a managing director in Accenture’s healthcare arm, brings a wealth of experience with over 30-years in private and public health in the US and UK.

Over the course of his career, Patrick’s leadership roles included extensive experience with of healthcare information technology solutions and services in public and private areas including government payer programs, revenue cycle management and electronic health records.

Welcoming the appointment, MedoSync CEO Dr. Martin Rochford said: “As MedoSync continues to accelerate our growth, the depth of skills Patrick will bring to us and in particular his international experience will be indispensable. At MedoSync, we believe in the importance of efficient healthcare systems, built on the principles of interoperability and trust. Patrick’s invaluable expertise in delivering and marketing healthcare information technology solutions he will help to deliver this mission. He will assist us in a core advisory role here in Ireland and abroad, particularly in the US as we prepare to enter the market.

Commenting on the appointment, MedoSync Strategic Adviser, Patrick Rork said: “I’m really pleased to be joining Martin, Seamus and the wider MedoSync team. I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge in revenue cycle management and international markets, and transition that knowledge into the core solutions that MedoSync provides. I have seen firsthand the commitment, understanding and belief within MedoSync, and I am relishing the opportunity to join them in their next exciting phase.”

Brian Weber, Head of Business Development
Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) Limited

Pictured: Brian Weber, Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) Limited

Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) Limited, the Irish subsidiary of the UK wealth management group Evelyn Partners, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Weber as Head of Business Development. 

Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and acts as the group’s hub for providing investment solutions and financial advice to private clients, corporates, trusts and charities in Ireland and other EU countries. It has a full regulatory licence to operate across the European Union. 

Brian is a leading figure in the Irish investment management industry, with 35 years of experience. He began his career working for private client stockbroking firm Goodbody followed by several years at Davy. In 2003 he set up the Irish office of Quilter Cheviot where he spent two decades, initially as Head of Office and latterly as Chief Executive Officer of Quilter Cheviot Europe Limited up until last year. 

Fiona Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of Evelyn Partners Investment Management (Europe) commented: “We have great ambitions for our business in Ireland and are delighted that Brian is joining the team. Brian has a very strong track record of delivery and we very much look forward to working with him to drive the continued growth of our business in Ireland and other EU countries.”

Brian Weber said: “Evelyn Partners has grown rapidly to become one of the largest UK headquartered wealth managers and is trusted by its clients with €72.3 billion of their assets. I have been really impressed by the many talented professionals who work at the firm, the strength of its investment expertise and client focused culture. I believe we have a fantastic opportunity to further expand Evelyn Partners presence in Ireland and across Europe and look forward to working with the team to achieve this.”


Jonathan Greenland, Sales Director, Strategic Accounts UK&I

Pictured: Jonathan Greenland, Mangopay

Mangopay, a modular and flexible payment infrastructure provider for platforms, has strengthened its team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Jonathan Greenland as a new Sales Director. Greenland joins to increase Mangopay’s market share through establishing relationships with key clients while maximising business opportunities.

Greenland brings over 10 years of experience in Enterprise Sales and Business Development roles in the global payments and fintech industries. He joins from Airwallex where he established its UK enterprise sales function, growing the team and building strong client relationships.

Before that, Greenland worked in enterprise sales for GoCardless, where he built global customer solutions and expanded customer relationships with varying use cases, including platforms, marketplaces and e-commerce businesses.

Greenland’s appointment comes as Mangopay continues to further establish its presence in the UK as one of the company’s fastest-growing regions, following the approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the company’s UK e-money licence in November 2023.

The e-money licence enables Mangopay to issue electronic money enables Mangopay to issue electronic money and facilitate digital payments to meet the needs of UK-based platforms.

Greenland joins an international team of strategic accounts experts headed by Ryan Lewis, Mangopay’s Global Head of Sales for Strategic Accounts. Commenting on the appointment, Lewis said: “We are thrilled to have Jonathan on board in such a crucial role for the growth of the business. He brings lots of experience in the payments industry and understands the specific challenges that platforms in the UK face when it comes to creating payment solutions to enable growth.

“I look forward to working with him to grow our market share in the UK, Ireland and beyond.”