Project Team

The key personnel responsible for the NBP comprises a senior management team from the Department supported by various workstreams. These workstreams are led by individuals who make up the core team. Given the complex nature of the project, it was also necessary to acquire specialist advice. Contractors and various Government advisory bodies fulfill these roles. 


Departmental Senior Management

Ciarán Ó hÓbáin – Assistant Secretary

Barbara Leeson - Principal Officer

Fergal Mulligan - Programme Director  

Patrick Neary - Chief Technology Officer- Communications

Tom McCormack – Commercial Team Lead


Core Team

Michael Doran                Ruth Gibney           Derek Hickey                              

Jeff Maguire                    Dara McGowan      John McLaughlin                        

Roger O'Connor             Timothy  Ollry        Andrew Sullivan          Brefne Sweeney

External Advisors
The Department acquired the services of the advisors listed below in accordance with public procurement regulations, mainly by public tender via eTenders, the Governments public procurement website. Along with these contracted consultants, advice is also provided by various State bodies such as ComReg, NewERA and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA).


Legal Advice – Mason Hayes and Curran

Financial/Procurement/Specialist Advice – KPMG

Technical Advice – Analysys Mason

Economic/Strategy Advice – PWC

Environmental Advice – RPS Group

Process Auditor - Peter Smyth Management Consultancy Ltd

Tax/VAT Advice – Deloitte

Insurance Advice – Marsh Ireland

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