Head of Group IT&T
Gary Connolly was appointed as Head of Group IT&T in 2010, prior to this appointment Gary held various positions in Group IT&T.
Gary has an MSc in IT Management and has transformed the IT shared service function over the last number of years. Under Gary’s leadership the IT Department has aligned to industry standards and has increased the IT service levels on all CIE Group systems. Most recently Gary led the transition to an IT Managed Service Provider which has significantly reduced the IT risks and increased the levels of service and project delivery across the CIE Group of Companies.
Head of Group Legal
Colm Costello was appointed as Group Solicitor in 2010. Prior to this, he had been the Deputy Group Solicitor, and before that, was the Senior Litigation Solicitor in the Solicitor’s Office.
Colm is a qualified Solicitor, and also holds Diplomas in Employment Law and European Law. He has previously worked in a number of Solicitor’s Offices in Dublin, specialising in Litigation.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Caoimhe was appointed Chief Sustainability officer in April 2020.
Caoimhe has over 20 years’ experience in competition and regulation, strategy, and sustainability development. Prior to joining CIÉ, Caoimhe advised and led the delivery of regulatory strategy in the communications markets and in sustainable development.
Her experience includes senior management roles in ComReg, as Head of Market Intelligence and Market Analysis Manager and in strategy development in AXA Ireland. Caoimhe is the Chair of Global Action Plan, Ireland, a not for profit organisation driving sustainability initiatives across Ireland.
She has a Dip. Company Direction, IoD and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge; a Dip. Competition Econ, Kings College London; an MA in Economics Université Libre de Bruxelles; and a BA International in Economics from University College Dublin.
Chief Finance and Operations Officer
Head of Group Internal Audit
Head of Human Resources and Organisation Development
Head of Group Property
Head of Strategy and Group Risk