The Board & Executive

The Board

Christoph Mueller

Christoph Mueller

Chairman 
Appointed 5 June 2013



Mr Mueller joined Aer Lingus as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September 2009. He previously held the position of Executive Aviation Director at TUI Travel plc., a FTSE 100 company. Mr Mueller previously held senior executive positions in a number of companies in the aviation industry including Daimler Benz Aerospace and Lufthansa AG. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of DHL Worldwide from 2002 to 2004 and became a member of the Executive Committee of Deutsche Post AG in 2004 after the acquisition of DHL by Deutsche Post AG. He is a member of the Board of Tourism Ireland. He has an MBA from the University of Cologne and he also completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

  
Noel Adamson

Employee Director
Appointed 1 November 2012

Mr Adamson joined the Post Office in 1981 as a Postman in the Central Sorting Office in Dublin’s Sheriff Street. He has been employed as a Postperson in Fairview Delivery Services Unit 3 for the last 18 years. Throughout his employment he has been an active member of the Communications Workers’ Union. He is the current chairman of the Standing Orders Committee and he also holds the positions of Assistant Secretary and Health & Safety Officer with the Dublin Postal Delivery Branch.

Patrick Compton
Patrick Compton

Employee Director
Appointed 1 November 2012; Sixth term

Mr Compton has worked in the postal service for the past 40 years and his current position is that of Partnership Co-ordinator, based in Roscommon. He was a member of the National Executive of the Communications Workers Union for 22 years and its President in 1986. He was also a director of The Prize Bond Company Limited for many years. He is active in community development in his local area and he is the County Roscommon GAA Coaching & Games Development Officer.

Donal Connell   
Donal Connell, C.Eng., F.I.E.I., B.E. 

Director - 2, 3
Appointed on 14 August 2006

Mr Connell was appointed as Chief  Executive on 14 August 2006. He began his career in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs and has held senior management positions in Unitrode Corporation, 3Com Corporation and Maxtor Ireland where he was General Manager prior to joining An Post. He is a non-executive Director of Xilinx Corporation’s European Board and he is Chairman of An Post National Lottery Company.

Thomas Devlin
Thomas Devlin


Employee Director
Appointed 1 November 2012; Third Term

Mr Devlin began his career in the Post Office in 1976 when he joined the Department of Posts and Telegraphs as a Junior Postman working as a messenger in the Minister’s Office. He is currently employed as a Delivery Service Manager in Malahide Delivery Service Unit, Co. Dublin. An active member of the Communications Workers’ Union, he served on the National Executive for two years and was Chairman of the SDS Dublin Motor Drivers’ Branch from 1996 to 2004.


Paul Henry
Paul Henry A.C.A., M. Accounting, B.A. (Bus & Econ)

Director - 1
Appointed 15 September 2011

Mr Henry, a Chartered Accountant, has worked as a Senior Internal Audit Manager and Senior Financial Analyst with Dublin Airport Authority PLC since 2008. Prior to that he worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Dublin with whom he trained as a Chartered Accountant.

Jennifer Loftus BAFS FIA FSAI ACCA

Director
Appointed 6 May 2014

Ms Loftus is currently employed as Financial Reporting Actuary and Financial Accountant with Acorn Life Ltd.  Her role includes responsibility for statutory and regulatory financial reporting, financial modelling and risk management.  Ms Loftus is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.  She has lectured in Actuarial Science on a voluntary basis overseas and has co-authored a research paper examining the relationship between socio-economic class and illness.  Ms Loftus is a member of the Fundraising Committee for NBCRI (National Breast Cancer Research Institute.)  

William Mooney
William Mooney

Employee Director
Appointed 1 November 2012

Mr Mooney joined the Post Office in 1982 as a Junior Postman. He is currently employed as a Post Office Clerk in the GPO. He is a member of the National Executive of the Communications Workers’ Union and he also holds the position of Secretary of the Dublin Postal Clerks Branch Committee.

Ed Murray B.A., QFA

Director
Appointed 7 May 2014

In his current role as a Senior Stockbroker and Institutional Equity Sales person with Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr Murray provides investment advice to private and corporate clients, and is developing the Cantor Fitzgerald institutional equity product offering. Mr Murray has over 17 years experience in investment markets, working in Ireland with local and international clients. Previous roles include Director of Institutional Equity Sales with NCB Stockbrokers, Senior Portfolio Manager with NCB Wealth Management and within the Treasury Division of Irish Life and Permanent.

Tom O'Brien BBS, FCA

Director
Appointed 11 September 2013

Mr O’Brien is a Chartered Accountant with extensive business experience in senior financial, commercial and general managerial roles having trained with KPMG. He is currently Managing Director of MXSweep Limited, a company providing cloud- based IT security services. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, he is currently completing an MSc in Strategic Management and Innovation.

 

Martina O'Connell
Martina O'Connell

Employee Director
Appointed 1 November 2012

Martina O’Connell joined An Post in 1993 as an Auxiliary Post Person and is now working as a Postal Operative in Cork’s South City Delivery Office. An active member of the Communications Workers’ Union since she joined the Company, Martina has been a member of the National Executive Council since 2002 and serves on a number of sub committees.

Peter Ormond
Peter Ormond, B.A. (Bus. Mgt.)


Director
Appointed 8 March 2011

Mr Ormond is the Marketing Manager with Mid Ireland Tourism since March 2010 prior to which he was the Community Services Programme Manager for Kilcormac Development Association. His other work experiences are in auctioneering, in sales and marketing, and in logistics. He is a member of Offaly County Council and was its Chairman in 2005/2006. He is also a member of the Education Finance Board.

William Scally
William Scally

Director
Appointed 11 December 2012

Mr Scally has had a lengthy career in Economics and Public Policy. Up until 2011 he worked on a cooperative basis as an independent public policy and public affairs consultant in the CIPA framework with a wide variety of Irish businesses and representative bodies. He was lead author of Fixing Finance, the 2010 Institute of International and European Affairs publication. Mr Scally has lectured widely on the Irish Government and political process. He worked in Irish Sugar  for many years and as a public policy and economic advisor to several Irish Governments. He also served on the board of Forfás.

Lorraine Tormey
Lorraine Tormey

Postmaster Director
Appointed 1 January 2013

Ms Tormey has worked in the family post office business in Rathowen, Co Westmeath all her life and she was appointed Postmistress there in 2001. She is also Postmistress of Austin Friar Street Post Office in Mullingar. Ms Tormey is Secretary of the Westmeath Branch of the Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU); Director and Company Secretary of Rathowen Community Development and she is involved in a broad variety of local business and community development initiatives.

James Wrynn
James Wrynn BSC. BComm., M.B.A.

Director - 1
Appointed 15 September 2011

Mr Wrynn is a former Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management in DIT and Head of the Department of Administrative Studies in DIT’s Faculty of Business. He served on the Board of ESB for more than ten years and during his term of office served as Deputy Chairperson from 1995–2000. He also chaired ESB Board Committees on International Investment and Strategic Response to Deregulation.

Key to Board Committees

  1. Audit and Risk
  2. Personnel
  3. Remuneration

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The Executive

Donal Connell
Donal Connell, C.Eng., F.I.E.I., B.E. 
Chief Executive

Mr Connell was appointed as Chief Executive on 14 August 2006. He began his career in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs and has held senior management positions in Unitrode Corporation, 3Com Corporation and Maxtor Ireland where he was General Manager prior to joining An Post. He is a non-executive Director of Xilinx Corporation’s European Board and he is Chairman of An Post National Lottery Company.

John Daly
John Daly, A.C.M.A., M.Sc.(Mgmt.)

Retail Operations Director

Mr Daly joined An Post in December 1988 having worked previously as a Management Accountant in FÁS. During the early part of his career with An Post, he worked in the Finance Directorate as a Management Accountant. He then held various senior finance and management positions within the Retail division before being appointed to his current position in October 2006. He is Chairman of The Prize Bond Company Limited.

Brian Fay

Company Secretary

Mr. Fay joined An Post in September 2000.  He has held senior finance and regulatory positions in the Company.  Prior to joining the Company he held senior financial positions with companies in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.  He is a Chartered Accountant and trained in practice with KPMG.

Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagher, B.Sc., M.B.A., M.Inst.D

Director of Strategy and Business Excellence

Mr Gallagher joined An Post in April 2007 as Head of Strategy and Business Excellence. Prior to joining An Post, he had been a Partner in PA Consulting Group’s Global Business Transformation Practice where he led major transformational and business operational improvement programmes for private & public sector clients. Previous roles include Director of Strategy with KPMG Consulting and Business Operations Manager (UK & Ireland) for Dell Computer Corporation. 

Pat Knight
Pat Knight, M.Sc.(Mgmt.), F.C.I.P.D.
Human Resources Director

Mr Knight joined An Post in March 2004 as Human Resources Director. Previously, he had been General Manager Human Resources at Waterford Crystal, which he joined in 1986 and where he held senior HR roles, both in Ireland and the UK. Previous experience includes work as a Personnel Officer with Bord na Móna plc. He is a Trustee of the An Post Superannuation Schemes and a director of Air Business Limited.

Brian McCormick

Brian McCormick, B.E.(Mech.), M.B.A.

Services Director

Mr McCormick joined An Post in May 2002 as Strategy Director and was appointed to his current position of Services Director in October 2003. Prior experience includes CRH plc and Merrion Corporate Finance where he was a Director. He is a Trustee of the An Post Superannuation Schemes and Chairman of One Direct (Ireland) Limited and Air Business Limited.

Liam O’Sullivan

Mails Operations Director

Mr O’Sullivan joined An Post in 1985. During his career, he has gained broad experience across the full range of the Company’s business. He has held various senior managerial and project management positions in the Company. He was appointed as Mail Processing Director in July 2004 and also served a period as Director of Collection & Delivery Change Programmes and Operations. He took up his current position in April 2009. He is a Director of GeoDirectory Limited.

Peter Quinn
Peter Quinn B.Comm., F.C.A., M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Quinn joined An Post in August 2004. Prior to this he held senior financial and strategic positions in PJ Carroll and Company plc and Monaghan Mushrooms Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and trained in practice with KPMG. He is a director of An Post National Lottery Company.

Liam Sheehan
Liam Sheehan

Sales and Marketing Director


Mr Sheehan joined An Post in 2000 as General Manager Sales & Marketing and he was appointed as Sales & Marketing Director in October 2006. He has extensive experience in the Irish fast moving consumer goods sector and in brand creation, channel management and sales strategy. He previously held senior Sales & Marketing positions in Procter & Gamble and in Guinness and he was Commercial Director with Erin Foods. He is a director of The Prize Bond Company Limited. He is also Chairman of The Gift Voucher Shop Limited.

Barney Whelan
Barney Whelan, B.Sc., M.B.A., F.P.R.I.I.


Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs

Mr Whelan joined An Post in January 2005. Having spent many years in the aquaculture industry, he was responsible for public relations and brand communications at the ESB. He subsequently held the position of Director, Sales and Marketing at The Food Safety Promotion Board. He was appointed to his current position in October 2006.

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