Gavin O'Reilly

Gavin O’Reilly (36) was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer of
Independent News & Media PLC [‘INM’] in December 2001. He joined the
international media group in 1993 and has held various roles including
Managing Director of its yellow page directory division (1993-5), Director
of Production Operations (1995-6), Deputy-Managing Director (1997) and
Managing Director (1998-2000) of its main publishing division in Ireland. In
1998, he also assumed the role as Chief Executive of INM’s entire Irish
division, which is its largest individual division, contributing EUR75m in
EBIT in 2002. An honours graduate of Georgetown University School of
Business in Washington DC, he formerly worked in London for Advertising
group DDB Needham. In the late ’80’s, he also worked in Stockbroking in
London and Asia. He currently resides in Dublin where he is also Chairman of
Dromoland Castle Hotel and serves on the board of Independent News & Media
PLC, Ashford Castle Hotel, Norkom Technologies, and numerous charitable
foundations including the Ireland Funds. He is Chairman of N.N.I. (National
Newspapers of Ireland), which this June, hosts the 56th World Association of
Newspaper Congress in Dublin.