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Here is a selection of people starting new roles with FTI Consulting, Ergo, Microsoft Ireland, McCann FitzGerald, Ecocem and Excel Recruitment.

Orla Cox, senior director with FTI Consulting, is joining the cybersecurity and data privacy communications global practice in the firm’s strategic communications segment, as it expands its cybersecurity crisis communications across the EMEA region. Orla has more than 20 years of experience in crisis communications and cybersecurity. She is based in FTI’s Dublin office. Since joining FTI in 2021, she has advised companies across EMEA on a range of reputation issues and crises. She was previously head of threat intelligence communications at cybersecurity firm Symantec, working on investigations and responses to major cybersecurity incidents, including those involving Stuxnet and the WannaCry ransomware attacks.

John O’Shea has been appointed as relationship manager in the IT Resourcing division of IT services firm Ergo, connecting IT experts with world leading companies. John’s promotion bolsters Ergo’s offering, bringing his expertise from a range of industries and sectors, John has a strong history of delivering valuable outcomes for Ergo clients; he previously worked as an account director with Ergo. He was previously head of business development at BoatyardX, a company acquired by Ergo in 2022. He has also worked with The Irish Times and Independent News and Media, as well as helping to grow early pioneers in the web and mobile space.

Catherine Doyle has been appointed as general manager of Microsoft Ireland, leading its sales, marketing and services business in Ireland with a focus on AI-powered digital transformation. She joins from Dell Technologies, where she was managing director for Ireland. Over the past 23 years, Catherine held senior roles at Dell in Ireland and UK; she led the EMEA software sales division, driving growth and market share with solutions that help customers leverage the latest tech to support their business goals. “I am excited to join Microsoft as we embrace AI to help organisations across Ireland achieve new levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” said Catherine.

Adam Finlay has been appointed as head of the technology and innovation group with law firm McCann FitzGerald. He succeeds Paul Lavery in the role, who led the group since 2007. A partner with the firm, Adam advises on a wide range of data protection, information technology, intellectual property, cyber security and outsourcing issues. His clients include international and domestic market leaders, innovative disruptors and regulatory bodies. He is also a registered trademark agent and acts as trusted advisor to clients on all aspects of data protection and e-privacy law and compliance strategies, with a particular focus on providing sector specific and commercial advice.

Sally Anne Sherry has been appointed as managing director for UK and Ireland with Ecocem, a provider of low carbon cement technologies. She will drive the firm’s and sustainability initiatives, and market presence in the UK and Ireland. Sally Anne brings almost two decades of experience in the property industry and expertise from several positions as a non-executive director. She is responsible for all aspects of Ecocem’s UK and Irish business, from operations and finance to market development, partnerships and sustainability. This appointment follows Susan McGarry’s recent move to take up the role of director of public affairs and sustainability at Ecocem Global.

Luca Zelli has been appointed as senior principal consultant of the finance recruitment division with Excel Recruitment. Luca brings seven years of focused experience in finance placements within corporate and multinational environments. Having started his professional journey with Excel, Luca has since worked in prominent financial hubs like Ireland, London, Singapore, New York. Luca will lead Excel’s finance recruitment division, serving companies in the corporate, asset management, and wealth management sectors. He will steer the financial recruitment division contingent, exclusive, and retained assignments; and he will drive business expansion by broadening Excel Recruitment’s client base and identifying novel opportunities within the financial domain.

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