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Anne Heraty Cpl

Anne Heraty

Group Chief Executive

Anne Heraty is Chief Executive of Cpl Resources plc. Anne established Cpl in 1989 and has played a key role in developing it to become Ireland’s leading employment services company. Anne holds a BA degree in Mathematics and Economics from University College Dublin.

Lorna Conn Cpl CFO

Lorna Conn

Chief Financial Officer

Lorna Conn joined Cpl plc in October 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Lorna has previously held senior roles in a number of public companies, residing in both Ireland and America during this time. Lorna is a qualified Chartered Accountant and trained with Deloitte. Lorna graduated with a commerce degree from University College Dublin and holds a Masters in Accounting from the Michael Smurfit Business School. She is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Paul Carroll Cpl

Paul Carroll

Business Development Director

Paul Carroll is Business Development Director of Cpl Resources plc. His expertise combines 10 years in HR practice, working for companies such as KPMG, Intel, Gateway and ARI with an additional 23 years in recruitment with Cpl. A graduate from Maynooth NUI in Physics and Maths in 1985, he holds a Higher Diploma in Education. Paul worked as a HR management consultant in KPMG for 5 years before joining the senior management team in Gateway 2000 to establish their HR function.

John Hennessy Cpl

John Hennessy

Non-Executive Chairman

John Hennessy, Chairman, has been a member of the Board of Cpl Resources plc since 1999. He is a practicing Barrister, a Chartered Accountant and a qualified Chartered Director. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group plc.

Breffni Byrne Cpl

Breffni Byrne

Non-Executive Director

Breffni Byrne joined the Board of Cpl Resources plc in December 2007. He is a Non-Executive Director of Citibank Europe plc and Zurich Insurance plc. He is a former Chairman of Aviva Ireland, Tedcastles Holdings and NCB Stockbrokers and a former Director of Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, Irish Life & Permanent plc and Coillte Teoranta.

Colm Long Cpl

Colm Long

Non-Executive Director

Colm joined Cpl Resources plc in March 2017. He is the Managing Director of Clairmar Consulting Ltd and previously held the roles of VP, Global Operations at Facebook and Director, Online Sales and Operations at Google. He also holds a Non-Executive Director role on Facebook Payments International Ltd where he is a Chairman of the board.

Elaine Coughlan Cpl

Elaine Coughlan

Non-Executive Director

Elaine joined the Board of Cpl Resources plc in October 2018. Elaine is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Atlantic Bridge Capital, a Global Growth Equity Technology Fund, as well as a co-founder of Summit Bridge Capital, a $100m China Ireland Tech Growth Fund. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a qualified Chartered Director and was named in the top 100 women in technology in Europe. Elaine currently serves on the Board of Enterprise Ireland and is a Non-Executive Director of several Irish software companies.

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