1. Donal Connell
C.Eng., F.I.E.I., B.E.
Mr. Connell was appointed as Chief Executive on 14 August, 2006. He began his career in the Department of Post and Telegraphs and has held senior management positions in Unitrode Ireland, 3Com Ireland and Maxtor Ireland where he was General Manager prior to joining An Post. He is a non-executive director of Xilinx Corporation European Board and of Postbank Ireland Limited. He is also Chairman of An Post National Lottery Company.
3. Jack Dempsey
B.Comm., M.B.A., M.P.A.
Mails Operations Director
Mr. Dempsey joined the Post Office in 1968 as an Executive Officer in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs. During his career, he has gained wide experience in all aspects of postal operations and commercial activities, both national and international, occupying a variety of senior management positions across the Company. He was appointed Mails Operations Director in March 2007.
5. Pat Knight
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. There, he progressed through various senior HR roles both in Ireland and the UK. Previous experience also includes work as a Personnel Officer with Bord na Móna plc. He is a Trustee of the An Post Superannuation Schemes.
7. Liam O’Sullivan
Director of Collection & Delivery Change
Programmes and Operations
Mr. O’Sullivan joined An Post in 1985 as a Post Office Clerk. During his career, he has gained broad experience across the full range of the Company’s business. Prior to his appointment as Mail Processing Director in July 2004, he held various senior managerial and project management positions in the Company. He took up his current position in July 2007.
9. 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 Irish Direct Marketing Association.
11. Barney Whelan
B.Sc., M.B.A., F.P.R.I.I.
Director of Communications and
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.