Senior team & board

Senior team

Conal Henry Chief Executive Officer

Conal Henry joined enet as Chief Executive Officer in 2006 with a proven track record in executive management and driving sales growth in the telecoms industry. During his time at the helm, enet has concluded landmark deals with Vodafone, struck significant commercial arrangements with backhaul suppliers, and has launched innovative projects such as the Fibre to the Business initiative. enet, as a wholesaler, now trades with all major telco’s in Ireland – over 70 in total.

Prior to enet Conal was Managing Director of Energis where he led the organisation through a financial turnaround culminating in its acquisition by Cable & Wireless. Conal has also held senior positions in Ryanair, Procter & Gamble, Asda Stores, as well as First Active. He is also currently a non-executive director for The Shannon Foynes Port Company and An Cosán. 

Conal sat on Minister Pat Rabbitte’s Next Generation Broadband Taskforce (Ireland) which was tasked with generating a blueprint for the rollout of next generation broadband across the State and ascertain how best to couple private-sector and public sector investment. 

He has a degree in law from Queen’s University, Belfast and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

 

Braonán Gardiner Chief Financial Officer

Braonán Gardiner has been with enet since 2004. He is a chartered accountant and before joining enet he worked with PwC, Dell Computers and Radisson SAS Hotel Group.

Braonán has a Degree in commerce from National University of Ireland, Galway and a Masters in Accounting from University College Dublin.

Thomas Grant Chief Operations Officer

Thomas has over 18 years’ experience in the design, build and operation of carrier class networks and has spent over 14 years working in both technical and commercial positions at enet and previously at Interoute Communications as well as Cable & Wireless.

Thomas earned a Degree in Engineering from the University of Ulster, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma from Queens University, Belfast.

Peter Hendrick Chief Technical Officer

Peter Hendrick has over 15 years in the Telecoms industry, having worked as CTO with AirSpeed Telecom for over 10 years and, prior to that with Siemens, where he held engineering and account responsibility for a number of mobile and fixed line operators.

Peter has a degree in Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and has worked for a number of years as an External Examiner for the Electrical / Electronic Engineering Department at DIT.

Bartley McElroy Sales Director

Bartley has over 25 years of experience in sales, management, finance and networks in the telcoms industry, including Director of Wholesale Business for Ireland and the Nordics within the BT Group plc.

Bartley has held senior and advisory roles with a number of start-up and early stage companies in various industries, and is currently a non-executive director of various Irish SME's. 

 

He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin and is also a qualified accountant. 

Bernard Keogh General Counsel

Bernard Keogh is an seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the provision of excellent legal counsel within the telecommunications industry.  

Bernard has served as Vice President at Level 3 Communications and as General Counsel at Global Crossing.  Prior to this he was the Senior Legal Adviser at  ComReg, Ireland’s communications and postal regulator, and practised law at William Fry, a leading commercial law firm in Ireland. 

Bernard has earned a B.Comm from UCD, is a qualified solicitor, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

The board

David C. McCourt Chairman

David C. McCourt has an unrivalled track record for the successful development of telecommunications infrastructure. He has been an innovator, entrepreneur and business leader across communications and media industries for over 25 years and is widely recognised as a transformational force in the telecommunications industry. The Economist once described him as having "impeccable credentials as a telcom revolutionary".

Mr McCourt is currently Chairman and CEO of Skyware Global, the world leader in integrated satellite communications terminal equipment, as well as being the founder, Chairman and CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital, a private investment firm focused on investments in the telecommunications and media industries.

Previously, Mr McCourt's business activities have been characterised by a number of "firsts." In Boston, he built Corporate Communications Network (CCN), the first competitive phone company post de-regulation in the US. In 1983, Mr McCourt established the first independent television station in Grenada, producing a range of programming for the Caribbean market. In 1996, he founded RCN Corp., the first residential telecommunications company to bundle data, voice, and video over one network.

In December 1984, US President, Ronald Reagan presented Mr McCourt with the first-ever award from the White House recognising extraordinary accomplishments by private sector businesses. He was also selected as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young LLP, as well as top entrepreneur by the Harvard Business School Club of New York.

W. David Scott

W. David Scott is the President and CEO of Tetrad Corporation, a privately-owned asset management firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. Before founding Magnum Resources Inc., which subsequently merged with Tetrad Corporation in 2004, Mr Scott worked for Peter Kiewit in numerous construction jobs and in the banking sector. He has served on several public boards including MFA, Mid-American Energy, Home Services and IRET. 

In addition to serving on several private boards, he is involved in numerous civic organisations including the Hastings College Foundation. 

Mr Scott graduated from Hastings College in 1985 and previously served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2009.
Phil Doyle

Phil Doyle joined AMP Capital in July 2015, and is based in the company’s Dublin office. In his current role, Mr Doyle is the Principal of the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF) and was responsible for the IIF’s acquisition of enet. He also led other AMP acquisitions, for example, Adven, as well as leading the setup of Valley Healthcare. 

He previously held senior management positions with ESB International, an Ireland-based international power company, including Head of Commercial Activities for power generation development and investment, and Head of Carbon Solutions, where he managed the business to provide financing to renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and south-east Asia. 

Before this, Mr Doyle worked for Econergy International, a start-up which developed and built a portfolio of wind, hydroelectric and carbon projects, and which was acquired by Engie (formerly GdF Suez). He is currently on the boards of the enet, Towercom, Convention Centre Dublin, Cyclone Wind and Valley Healthcare. 

He has a dual undergraduate degree in Geography and Biology from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Policy qualification from the University of Chicago.

Matt Evans

Matt Evans is a senior member of AMP’s origination team in Europe and has extensive experience in the telecoms infrastructure sector where he has responsibility for both origination of opportunities and transaction execution. He was responsible for the acquisitions of Axion, Angel Trains (2015 transaction), Convention Centre Dublin and Towercom, as well as leading the exit of the AMP Capital managed 5.5% stake in Thames Water. 

Before joining AMP Capital in 2013, he worked for Macquarie Capital Advisors (the investment banking arm of the Macquarie Group) for 14 years, most recently as a managing director in the London office responsible for telecoms infrastructure coverage. Prior to this, he was based in the Middle East (2009-2011) and New York (2006-2009). 

Mr Evans has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Peter Haran

Peter Haran is Head of Alternative Investments and is responsible for Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM’S) products across the Alternative Investment asset class. He is also a member of ILIM’s Executive Fund Management Group.

Mr Haran joined ILIM from the NTMA in 2014 where he had been Head of Investment Strategy for the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) and was responsible for overseeing investment strategy and the processes for the implementation of that strategy.  

As chair to the NPRF Investment Committee, Mr Haran was also responsible for identifying and proposing tactical asset allocation positions across asset classes and the management of the Fund’s Fixed Income, Absolute Return, and Commodity portfolios. Prior to working at the NTMA, he worked as a Fund Manager at IIU Investment Strategies.

Mr Haran holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and a Msc in Computer Applications from DCU.