INM makes senior digital and M&A hires
Published 13/04/2016 | 02:30
Independent News & Media, the country's leading newspaper and media group, has appointed a chief digital officer and group director, mergers & acquisitions (M&A).
Brendan Hughes has been appointed chief digital officer where he will oversee the management of INM's digital platforms including Independent.ie, Ireland's largest news website with over 10 million unique visitors per month.
Most recently, Mr Hughes was 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 and he holds a Master of Science in Multimedia Systems and a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin.
Cormac McNulty will take up the position of group director, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) where he will work closely with INM chief executive Robert Pitt in relation to new business 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, JP Morgan and Eisvogel Capital. He holds an MBA from UCD's Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Mr Pitt 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," he said.
"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."