New and notable appointments at RentalMatics, OpenSky, Irish Pharmacy Union, and Bank of Ireland

Appointments, Irish News | Thu 18 Aug | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Colm Brady, CEO of RentalMatics.

During this week, there were new and notable appointments at RentalMatics, OpenSky, Irish Pharmacy Union, and Bank of Ireland.


Colm Brady, CEO,
RentalMatics

RentalMatics, a leading mobility solution for the car rental, car sharing and peer-to-peer industries, has announced the appointment of Colm Brady as its new CEO. Mr Brady joins the business by replacing outgoing CEO and founder of RentalMatics Colm Menton, who will now assume a non-executive director position on the board.

With over 22 years of experience in the car rental and car sharing industry and specialist expertise in mobility and technology, Colm Brady joins RentalMatics, having worked with Europcar in Ireland for the past 12 years serving as Managing Director between 2018 and 2022. Mr Brady had overall responsibility for the Europcar car rental business and GoCar car sharing services and played a key role in particular in scaling the GoCar business.

In his new role with RentalMatics, Mr Brady will use his industry expertise to expand and scale the business over the coming years, leading a team of 35 based across the business’ offices in Dublin and New York.

Commenting on his appointment, Colm Brady, the new CEO of RentalMatics, said: “I am delighted to join RentalMatics, a hugely exciting company that has enjoyed tremendous early success since its foundation. The fact that I have existing knowledge of the company as well as a longstanding professional relationship with its founder Colm Menton is a huge bonus and will help accelerate my transition and enable me to hit the ground running immediately. We have an amazing team, outstanding technology, and there is a huge opportunity to grow the business in the years to come building on the remarkable achievements of the company to date.”


Tony Kerins, Principal Automation Advocate,
OpenSky

Pictured: Tony Kerins, Principal Automation Advocate of OpenSky.

Enterprise automation specialists OpenSky have appointed Tony Kerins as Principal Automation Advocate, a newly created role established in response to increasing demand for automation advisory services from business leaders prioritising digital transformation of their services and operations.

Mr Kerins brings a wealth of experience to OpenSky from a career spanning more than 40 years in an array of fields, including technology, HR law and management, business development, executive education and defence. In addition to providing automation advisory services for C-Suite leaders from enterprise organisations, he will also deliver a series of CPD-accredited Business Process Automation training courses beginning in September.

Tony Kerins, Principal Automation Advocate, said: “The business landscape is constantly evolving, and the most astute leaders are increasing productivity and delivering better outcomes by minimising administrative and routine tasks, thereby enabling their staff to focus on higher value work. Process automation is at the heart of this digital transformation, and I will be supporting ambitious leaders to explore how it can benefit their business, organisational culture and bottom line.”


Sharon Foley, Secretary General,
Irish Pharmacy Union

Pictured: Sharon Foley, Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union.

Sharon Foley has taken up the position of Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU). Ms Foley, whose appointment was announced in May, had previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Hospice Foundation since 2011.

Speaking at the outset of her tenure Ms Foley said: “I am excited to be taking up the position of Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union. The role pharmacists have been playing at the front line of healthcare in our communities has never been more important. As was seen through the COVID vaccine campaign, the pharmacy sector can play a continually active role in supporting the national health service.

“My priority as Secretary General will be to maximise the potential of pharmacies while ensuring that they are adequately supported by all stakeholders. It is clear that the growing shortage of pharmacists is causing significant pressure, and securing government action to address this will be a key concern of mine.”


Mark Glennon, Agri Development Manager,
Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland has appointed Mark Glennon as Agri Development Manager on its Business Banking Sectors team, where he will support the Banks growth strategy across the Midlands, West and Northwest in the country’s largest indigenous industry.

Glennon will advise both existing and potential customers on the benefits of taking out a Bank of Ireland Agri-loan and brings a vast amount of experience to his new role in the Agri Sector team. He will also be focused on advising existing Bank of Ireland Agri customers on ways to develop their businesses as the sector moves into a transitional era of potential food shortages with increasing environmental and political pressures.

Glennon joins Bank of Ireland from AIB, where he worked as a Regional Agri Advisor, leading a range of credit assessments throughout primary agriculture sectors. In his new role, he will draw on vast commercial experience in order to complete technical analysis of individual farms’ KPIs, as well as provide insights and training to internal colleagues.

Eoin Lowry, Head of Agri Sector, Bank of Ireland, discussed his appointment and said: “We are delighted to appoint Mark to this important role within our Agri Sector team. Mark’s knowledge of the agriculture industry, and longstanding direct experience working in this area, enable him to act as a trusted adviser to Irish farmers and agriculture business owners. We look forward to Mark advising new agri-businesses on how they can achieve their aims by availing of one of Bank of Ireland’s suite of tailored Agri loans, as well as supporting existing customers with their growth ambitions.”


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