About NBI

National Broadband Ireland Executive Team

David C. McCourt


David McCourt is the Chairman of National Broadband Ireland and over the past 30 years, he has been widely known as a transformational force in the technology, media and telecoms industries.
McCourt has held senior roles as CEO, President or board member at some of the worlds biggest telecom network operators, including Level 3 Communications, MFS Communications, Corporate Communications Network, MCI WorldCom as well as well-respected regulated operator, Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises.

Peter Hendrick

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Hendrick is leading National Broadband Ireland and has served as its Bid Director since 2015. Peter has an extensive background in telecoms, engineering, management and business development, having held senior roles in Siemens and enet. He also co-founded AirSpeed Telecom building it into a national telecoms business.

Niamh Kelly

Chief HR Officer

Niamh has 20 years experience working in telecoms with BT, Magnet Networks and Hibernia Networks. She brings significant international experience in scaling and driving organisational effectiveness, change and culture in Ireland, the UK, North America, Europe and India.

Joe Lavin

Chief Commercial Officer

Joe has over 20 years experience designing and selling telecoms services into the Irish market, previously holding roles as Head of Commercial Products and Services with openeir, managing a team of people building and selling commercial wholesale services. He also held the position as Head of Product & Marketing at FTTH telco Magnet Networks.

Geoff Shakespeare

Chief Operations Officer

Geoff has vast experience in the telecoms industry and has an excellent track record working with organisations in the US, UK, Ireland and Sweden, developing in-depth knowledge and skills in the planning, implementation and support of telecoms networks and IT infrastructure. He spent 10 years at Eircom and was promoted to MD, Technology Evolution & Development of Eircom Group. There he led the transformation of the group’s network and IT infrastructure delivering Fibre Broadband, TV and 4G services nationally.

National Broadband Ireland Deployment Executive Team (Design and Construction)

TJ Malone

Chief Executive Officer

T.J. Malone is leading National Broadband Ireland Deployment. He has 25 years experience in telecommunications as CEO of Actavo Network & In-Home and previously Esat Telecom. During this time, he has overseen the design, procurement and construction of some of the largest Fibre network deployments worldwide including North America, The Caribbean, UK and Ireland. He was also a founding shareholder and director in Irelands first Independent ATM provider, Easycash Ltd. until it was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Donal Hanrahan

Chief Operations Officer

A Senior Executive with 25 years experience founding, building, growing and improving companies across telecoms and software industries, Donal has held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for Irish-based FTTH telco Magnet Networks and General Manager of BGE’s Aurora Telecom.

Pat O’Toole

Director of Network Build

Pat OToole has more than 40 years experience in the telecoms industry and has a proven track record in managing organisational change. Previously working for Eircom, Pat had overall responsibility for the installation and renewal of the copper and fibre networks in the Republic of Ireland for the incumbent telecoms provider. He led a management team controlling a total resource of 640 people in a three-tiered organisational structure, working with a contracted managed service provider with a flexible resource ranging from 300 to 800 people.

Mike Adams

Project Adviser

Mike previously worked as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Customer Officer for Rogers Communications, the largest facilities-based cable and wireless carrier in Canada with over 9M wireless customers and over 2M broadband internet customers. In his distinguished career, he has managed an employee base of over 10,000 people internally and over 11,000 third party contractors.