Here is a selection of people starting new roles with Complete Laboratory Solutions, TakeTwo Travel Solutions, Bord Bia, Europcar Mobility Group, Aramark Ireland and Kepak Group.
Derek Darcy has been appointed as director of outsourcing solutions with Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS), an outsourcing specialist on-site provider of trained analysts, laboratory supports and expert managed service teams. Derek will strengthen technical and commercial service excellence across medtech, pharma, biopharma, environment and food, leading a diverse team working with national and multinational clients. Derek holds a BSc in Manufacturing Technology from ATU and a degree in Engineering, Product Design from Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. He is a project management professional (PMP) with experience in Australia, America and the UK managing geographically dispersed teams. He previously held positions in Carrier and HMA Group.
Yvonne Cronin has been appointed as general manager of the Irish office of TakeTwo Travel Solutions, based in Cork. Yvonne will lead an experienced and growing corporate travel specialist team as TakeTwo’s EU operations continue to expand. She specialises in corporate travel, and brings 23 years of experience in the travel trade. She spent 20 years as executive director and co-founder of Travelagent.ie, which was acquired by Eton Travel in UK and later became part of TakeTwo when the firms merged in 2021. Yvonne’s skills include advising and implementing travel policy for businesses, providing emergency contact, repatriation services and managing corporate travel itineraries for business travellers.
Martin Hofler has been appointed as senior sustainability manager at Bord Bia, overseeing the Origin Green programme, driving sustainable food and drink industries, enabling the manufacturers to set and achieve targets that respect the environment and serve local communities. He previously worked with global leaders including Jacobs Engineering, PepsiCo US, Ornua Deutschland, and the Dairy Sustainability Framework. Martin is a graduate of UCD Smurfit School and TCD with an MSc in Business Sustainability and an MSc in Environmental Science respectively. He holds a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Scranton, and a diploma in Strategic Project and Programme Management from the Institute of Project Management.
Karen McAdoo has been appointed as head of marketing with Europcar Mobility Group Ireland, leading marketing strategy and eCommerce revenue performance of the company’s car and van rental websites, including Europcar and GoCar. She will work closely with the global head office in Paris, managing pricing, sales, fleet operations and finance for Ireland. She previously worked with Google as a senior EMEA marketing manager and as interim head of channel marketing. She brings 10 years’ experience in marketing roles in the US and Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Business & Law from UCD and a MSC in Marketing from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Tom Neville has been appointed as president and CEO of Aramark Ireland, foodservice provider to hospitals, universities and other organisations, overseeing all operations for the business, inclusive of Avoca. Tom joined Aramark in 2019 as chief financial officer for Aramark Northern Europe, responsible for financial operations, providing strategic guidance to the executive team. He will now lead all food and facilities management services across the organisation. He will lead the Aramark Ireland executive team with a key focus on delivering profitable growth, excellence, innovation and customer satisfaction. He will be dedicated to a customer centric approach to accelerating growth and managing productivity across Aramark Ireland.
Niamh Marshall has been appointed to the board of food company Kepak Group as a non-executive director. A distinguished corporate financial services professional, she worked in financial services for 26 years in a variety of senior roles with KPMG Ireland. She was the first female to be appointed as a partner in KPMG Ireland. Niamh is a director of Ulster Bank Ireland and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, while she is also member of the audit and risk committee of the Irish Rugby Football Union. She holds a B Comm from UCD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.