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Senior Hires for Mitie Ireland

Mitie Ireland today announces that it has appointed Gareth Fanning as Business Development Director and Stephen Connolly as People Director. These appointments further bolster the breadth of experience in Mitie’s Executive Team in Ireland.
Mitie Group: Gareth Fanning (left) and Stephen Connolly (right).
Gareth Fanning (left) and Stephen Connolly (right).


Gareth joins Mitie as Business Development Director bringing with him over 25 years’ experience of business to business sales. Most recently this was with elevator manufacturer, Otis, where he played a key role in increasing the company’s market share in the construction industry from 5 per cent to 15 per cent. Prior to this, Gareth held senior sales positions with finance and recovery solutions company CRS Group and global food brand Kerry Ingredients.


With over 17 years in senior HR roles Stephen joins Mitie as People Director. Stephen has a deep knowledge of the outsourced services sector having spent more than six years as HR Director of Compass Group Ireland. Prior to that Stephen held senior HR positions with technology company Dell Ireland and capital goods specialist, CNH Industrial.


Leslie Sheridan, Managing Director of Mitie Ireland, said:

“Gareth and Stephen are high calibre additions to our senior team. Mitie has exciting plans to grow our business in Ireland and in Gareth we have an ambitious leader to help us capitalise on the opportunities available to us. We are extremely proud of the people who work for Mitie and who go the extra mile every day for our customers, and I know Stephen’s experience with be invaluable to us as we look to attract and retain the best talent in our industry.”




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Mitie is a FTSE 250 business providing a wide range of facilities management and professional services, from real estate consultancy, project management, energy consultancy, compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services and a range of specialist services. We work in partnership with organisations to deliver long-term savings, managing and maintaining some of the nation's most recognised landmarks for a range of blue-chip public and private sector customers. We are the UK's largest Facilities Management Company, employing some 53,000 people across the country. Find out more at

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