Wednesday 22 November 2017

DCC appoints Mark Ryan as non-executive director

Mark Ryan has been appointed as a non-executive director at DCC
Mark Ryan has been appointed as a non-executive director at DCC
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Diversified Irish logistics and sales support group DCC has announced the appointment of Mr Mark Ryan as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

In a statement today, the DCC described Mr Ryan as a “highly experienced” board director and business leader who has operated successfully at senior management level both in Ireland and internationally.

Between 2005 and 2014 Mr Ryan was country managing director of Accenture in Ireland, during which time he led the development of a business that expanded its services and grew the number of employees to over 1,650 highly skilled consultants, technology and business operations personnel.

During his time at Accenture Mr Ryan served in numerous management and executive roles in delivering major strategy, IT and business change programmes for the company’s clients locally and internationally.

A science graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Institute of Directors, Mr Ryan currently serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards including Well Fargo Bank International, Immedis, Econiq and The Abbey Theatre.

"I would like to welcome Mark to the board. His management expertise in business strategy development and IT solutions as well as his wide-ranging board experience including at risk, audit and strategy sub-committee level make him a very good fit for our board," John Moloney, chairman of DCC, said.

Last week the DCC announced that it had entered into the US market after it agreed to buy a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business headquartered in Illinois.

The deal places a $200m (€173m) enterprise value on Retail West LPG and provides DCC with a platform for further expansion in America.

In a busy year of expansion for the company, in April DCC announced that it had made its first ever acquisition outside Europe, agreeing to buy Shell's LPG distribution business in Hong Kong and Macau.

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