Independent News & Media has made a number of key appointments to its senior management team.
Brendan Hughes has been appointed as chief digital officer where he will oversee the management of the group’s digital platforms including Independent.ie. He will also play a lead role in the development and creation of long term strategies to further grow and develop the company’s digital capability. His most most recent role was as Commercial Director of BoyleSports with a track record in overseeing digital growth. He previously held roles with Intuition, VHI, FBD, Ubiquity and Etruvian in Gibraltar. He holds a Master of Science in Multimedia Systems and a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin.
Cormac McNulty, meanwhile, will take up the position of Group Director, Mergers & Acquisitions where he will work closely with INM CEO, Robert Pitt on potential acquisitions and executing the company’s growth strategy. He joins from HSBC Investment Bank where he was an Associate Director, and brings over ten years’ corporate finance and investment experience with HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Eisvogel Capital. He holds an MBA from UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Commenting on the appointments, Robert Pitt, Chief Executive of INM said: “We are delighted to welcome both Brendan and Cormac to the INM team. Their skills will complement the existing strengths of the executive team, which is focused on driving INM forward.
“Digital is key to the growth strategy of INM and Brendan’s experience and insight will build on the current strong performance as we look to further develop our digital offering. Equally, Cormac’s strong advisory knowledge and on-the-ground experience will be invaluable in building on the existing capability of our M&A team.”