Paul Connolly

BComm, FCA Non-executive Director (since 18 Oct 2012)

Paul Connolly has over 30 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited, a Dublin-based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. He was a Director of Esat Telecommunications Limited, an Irish telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2000, and then a Director of Digicel Limited from 2000 to 2006, a Caribbean and Pacific based telecommunications Company – he continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to Digicel. In addition, he was a Director of Melita Cable PLC from 2007 to 2016 and a Director of Independent News & Media PLC from 2009 to 2018. From 1987 to 1991, he held the position of Financial Controller of Hibernia Meats Limited and prior to that, he worked with KPMG as an accountant.

Remuneration, Nomination and  
Governance (Chair) Audit & Risk 
Other Directorships and offices   
Chairman of private Irish companies Connolly Capital Ltd.,
Tetrarch Capital Ltd.,
FrameSpace Ltd.,
Business & Finance Ltd. (Irish business media group),
Polaris Principal Navigator Ltd.,
UNICEF Ireland and a Director of Communicorp Group Ltd. (Irish Commercial radio group) as well as Chairman of Neon Century Ltd., (private UK company).

Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)