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Sunday 19 May 2019

Sean Corkery steps down as CEO of Actavo with immediate effect

Actavo chief executive Sean Corkery. Photo: David Park
Actavo chief executive Sean Corkery. Photo: David Park

Donal O’Donovan

Sean Corkery has stepped down as chief executive of Actavo, the former Siteserv, with immediate effect, the company has announced.

He will remain chairman of the company, which was bought by Denis O’Brien in 2012. The company has named Brian Kelly as its new CEO, the chartered engineer is a graduate of University College Dublin and previously worked in senior international roles with SNC Lavalin, Kentz and ESB International.

Former Dell executive Sean Corkery has been chairman and chief executive of Actavo five years, he is also a shareholder in the business.

"I am delighted to have been part of a journey, where we developed from an amalgam of different businesses into a strong unified brand; have grown considerably in the period; and expanded into new markets in the United States and Kazakhstan. 

"The company is in a strong position now, to look positively to the future," Mr Corkery said.

Last December, share holders led by Denis O'Brien injected an additional €10m into Actavo, which came as the company reduced head-count by around 1,200, to 5,000 globally, in a shift away from the UK’s out-sourcing market.

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