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 grown revenues from €1.8M to €22.8M with a CAGR of 64%, the company 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 60 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 DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland, 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. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin and is also a qualified accountant. 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. 

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.

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 grown revenues from €1.8M to €22.8M with a CAGR of 64%, the company 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 60 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 DeCare Dental Insurance Ireland, 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.

 

Walter Scott, Jr.

Walter Scott, Jr. is Chairman Emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc, having served as its Chairman and CEO until 1998. He acted as Chairman of Level 3 Communications (one of the firms created by the 1998 separation of the two operating divisions of Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc) from 1998 to 2014.

Walter Scott Jr. and his family, have significant interests in a number of large and successful organisations and he consistently ranks among the wealthiest Americans. Mr Scott Jr. currently sits on the Board of Berkshire Hathaway, the massively successful conglomerate holding company, also headquartered in Omaha.

Walter Scott Jr. and David C. McCourt have been co-investing since they came together in the 1980’s when they merged CCN with MFS Global. The combined entity was subsequently sold to Worldcom for $14bn.

Mr Scott Jr. has a civil engineering degree from Colorado State University.

Scott Krase

Scott Krase is Oak Hill Advisors lead partner on their enet investment. Oak Hill themselves are a global fund manager with a total $25.5b in assets under management through a series of equity and credit investments. With a focus on the US and Europe, the company has a 20 year history investing in a range of asset classes across a selection of capital structures. The company employs 140 people in offices in New York, London, Fort Worth and Sydney.

Scott is one of four Senior Partners who manage Oak Hill. Based in their London office, he is co-founder in each of Oak Hill’s funds and a senior officer in each of Oak Hill’s management entities. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee and has served as a lead participant on numerous creditor committees. Scott has served two terms as Chairman of Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), an industry organisation.

Before he joined Oak Hill in 1993, Scott previously worked at TSA Capital Management, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for global asset allocation. He also worked in the mergers and acquisitions departments of Gleacher & Co. and Salomon Brothers.

Scott holds a B.S., cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

John Gallagher

John Gallagher is a co-founder of Crownway Investments which was established over 10 years ago and has subsequently grown to become one of Ireland’s largest investment vehicles with successful teams in both direct equity and direct property.

Mr. Gallagher notably led the Doyle family’s €1 billion take-private of Jurys Doyle Hotel Group.

Now Crownway’s geographic reach and transaction base has expanded to include the UK and Europe and across multiple sectors.

Paul Haran

Paul Haran retired at the end of 2004 as Secretary General of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment after almost 30 years of public service. As a public servant Mr Haran was a member of the Board of Forfas, the National Economic and Social Council of Ireland, the National Economic and Social Forum and the Top Level Appointments Commission. He chaired the implementation group to establish Science Foundation Ireland.

Mr Haran is now Chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School and Edward Dillon & Co. and is also board member of Glanbia plc and the Mater Private Hospital.

He also chairs the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and is a member of the Road Safety Authority. He is a member of the Forum of the Economic and Social Research Council, the Council of the Irish Taxation Institute, and a trustee of the Millennium Scholars Trust.