Chief Information Officer & Director of Enterprise Shared Services
Gary Connolly was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director, Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) in 2022, prior to this appointment Gary held the position of Head of Group IT&T for over 10 years.
As CIO and Director ESS, Gary is responsible for information, technology, digital innovation, co-ordination and strategy for all of the CIÉ Enterprise Shared Services.
Gary has an MSc in IT Management and during his term as Head of IT led CIÉ Group technology investments, information security programmes, onboarded managed service providers along with implementing best practice for service level agreements and shared service governance.
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.
Acting Head of Claims and Risk
Head of Group Internal Audit
Head of Human Resources and Organisation Development
Head of Group Property
Chief Finance Officer
Head of Group IT & T