Board of Directors

Leslie Buckley, MSc – Non-Executive Chairman

Joined Board

Mr. Buckley was previously a non-executive Director of INM from March 2009 until June 2011. He was reappointed as a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board in 2012.

Experience

Mr. Buckley is a graduate of UCC and he established his own consultancy business in 1990 and was retained on a number of key public and private sector appointments. He was the nominee of the Minister for Transport on the Board of Aer Lingus Group plc from 2009 to 2012.

Mr. Buckley is a founding Director and vice chairman of Digicel Group Limited, a Caribbean-based telecommunications company. Previously he was involved in the start-up of Esat Telecom Group plc and Esat Digifone Limited and held the position of acting Chief Operating Officer of Esat Telecom during 1996 and 1997.

He is chairman of Another 9 and a Director and shareholder of a number of other Irish companies including Actavo Limited.

Terry Buckley, MBA, C Dir – Non-Executive Director; Chairman, Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Audit and Risk Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee

Joined Board

Mr Buckley joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Mr. Buckley is Managing Director of Clear Channel Ireland.

A graduate of University College Dublin, he also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Trinity College, Dublin. He was Group Marketing Director of Allegro Group from 1995 to 1997 and prior to that he held a number of senior positions with United Drug plc including the position of Executive Director from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Buckley worked in marketing roles for Unilever Ireland and sales roles for Procter & Gamble during the eighties.

Mr. Buckley is a founder and Chairman of Rockall Technologies. He was a Board member of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland from 2000 to 2014.

He is a qualified Chartered Director.

Paul Connolly, B Comm, FCA – Non-Executive Director

Joined Board

Mr. Connolly joined the Board in 2009.

Experience

Mr. Connolly has 25 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraising and initial public offerings. A graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, he is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Mr Connolly is Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited, a Dublin based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. Mr Connolly also serves on the Boards of Communicorp Group and APN News and Media. He is Chairman of the Irish media group Business & Finance, Tetrarch Capital and UNICEF Ireland, and an external Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse. Previous directorships include Esat Telecommunications Limited Digicel Limited and Melita plc and previous employments include Hibernia Meats Limited and KPMG.

David Harrison, FCCA – Non-Executive Director

Joined Board

Mr. Harrison joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Mr. Harrison is Chief Executive of Intuition Publishing Limited (‘Intuition’). Intuition is a publisher of specialised online education and knowledge management products to the investment banking and financial markets sectors. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and completed the Leadership 4 Growth Chief Executive Programme with Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was Chief Financial Officer of Intuition from 1998 to 1999 and prior to that he held a senior management position with Irish Food Processors from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Harrison trained in public practice with BDO Simpson Xavier.

Mr. Harrison is a director of Intuition Publishing Limited and GOS Holdings Limited.

Jerome Kennedy, FCA – Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director; Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee; Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Remuneration Committee

Joined Board

Mr Kennedy joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Mr. Kennedy is an experienced non-executive Director. He had a long executive career as a Partner in KPMG for 24 years including 9 years as managing partner of KPMG Ireland until 2004 and a nonexecutive directorship portfolio since 2004 in a number of sectors including property, foods, media and financial services. He is currently a non-executive Director of Total Produce Plc, Green REIT Plc, Caulfield McCarthy Group Retail and a number of other private companies. He served on the board of New Ireland Assurance Company Plc from 2004 to 2010 and on the Court of Bank of Ireland from 2007 to 2012.

Allan Marshall – Non-Executive Director

Joined Board

Mr. Marshall joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Mr Marshall has considerable media experience, having previously sat on the Board of Associated Newspapers Ltd (1994-2005) and Chairman of the Advisory Council to the international newspaper body IFRA (2003- 2006).

Mr. Marshall is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

He is a founder of iMedia, a leading international advisory service to the publishing industry.

Previous directorships include Associated Newspapers Ltd and previous employments include a senior editorial position at The West Australian Newspaper, Chief Operations and Technology Director at Associated Newspapers Ltd and Head of Technology Transformation at the Telegraph Media Group.

Triona Mullane, BSC Computer Systems – Non-Executive Director; Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Joined Board

Mr. Marshall joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Ms. Mullane has occupied a number of senior roles across technology companies. She was formerly Chief Technology Officer for NewBay Software from 2007 to 2011 (acquired by Blackberry) and previously Chief Technology Officer for ANAM Mobile Limited (from 2003 to 2006). From 1995 to 2003 she was Director of Engineering and subsequently Vice President of Technology for Logica.

Ms. Mullane is currently CEO and Founder of mAdme Technologies Limited.

Dr. Len O’Hagan, CBE – Non-Executive Director; Chairman, Remuneration Committee; Member, Audit and Risk Committee; Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Joined Board

Dr O’Hagan joined the Board in 2012.

Experience

Dr O’Hagan has extensive national and international management, governance and directorial experience in both the public and private sectors.

Dr O’Hagan is Chairman of Northern Ireland Water, Vice President Global Affairs Royal College of Physicians, Chairman All-island Congenital Heart Disease Network Board and a director of a number of private companies.

Dr O’Hagan is a former Chairman of Belfast Harbour Commissioners and has held senior positions in a number of international public companies including Fitzwilton Plc, Jefferson Smurfit Group, Independent News & Media (Northern Ireland) and Safeway Ireland of which he was Chairman. He has also been a Director of Waterford Wedgwood UK plc.

Robert Pitt – Chief Executive

Joined Board

Mr. Pitt joined the Board on 29 January 2016.

Experience

Mr Pitt has worked across a broad range of sectors and businesses during his career to date. He brings extensive business and retail experience to the Board.

Prior to joining INM as Chief Executive in late 2014, Mr. Pitt held senior management positions in the retail sector in Eastern Europe. From May 2012 he was Chief Operating Officer of Tesco Czech Republic, prior to which he held the positions of Managing Director, Tesco Franchise Stores in the Czech Republic; and Operations Director, Hypermarkets Tesco, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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