ESB’s Mul­lally takes charge of joint ven­ture Siro in switch

Irish Independent - Business Week - - IN PERSON - Adrian Weck­ler

SIRO, the tele­coms firm which is a joint ven­ture be­tween the ESB and Voda­fone, is to change its chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Out­go­ing boss Sean Atkin­son will re­turn to the ESB to lead ESB In­ter­na­tional, while the telco’s chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, John Keadey, as­sumes the top job at Siro.

The switch was planned un­der con­trac­tual ar­range­ment be­tween the ESB and Voda­fone, whereby one per­son from each en­tity would as­sume the CEO role and CFO role, chang­ing af­ter four years.

Siro’s new CFO will be Michelle Mul­lally, cur­rently the ESB’s group in­ter­nal au­di­tor.

The change in lead­er­ship is un­con­nected to the gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Broad­band Plan, which Siro pulled out of a year ago.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany, Siro is shortly set to ‘pass’ 200,000 homes and busi­nesses in large re­gional towns and cities for fi­bre broad­band, with over 30,000 con­nected to the ser­vice.

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