Biography

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Paul Connolly

BComm, FCA Non-executive Director

Experience    
Paul Connolly has 25 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. 

Since 1991, Paul has been Chairman of Connolly Capital Limited, a Dublin-based corporate finance advisory firm focused on the telecom, media and technology sectors. He was a Director of Esat Telecommunications Limited, an Irish telecommunications company, from 1997 to 2000, and then a Director of Digicel Limited from 2000 to 2006, a Caribbean-based telecommunications company. In addition, he was a Director of Melita Cable PLC from 2007 to 2016 and a Director of Independent News & Media PLC from 2009 to 2018. From 1987 to 1991, he held the position of Financial Controller of Hibernia Meats Limited and prior to that, he worked with KPMG as an accountant.  

Committees    
Remuneration, Nomination and Governance (Chair)  
Audit & Risk 
    
Other Directorships and offices   
Director of Polaris Principal Navigator Ltd (private Irish company),
Connolly Capital Limited (Chairman),
Tetrarch Capital Limited (Chairman),
Communicorp Group Ltd, Business & Finance (private Irish business media group), UNICEF Ireland (Chairman) and Neon Century Limited (private UK company) (Chairman). 

Previous directorships of other Australian listed companies (last three years)
Nil.