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Senior Hires for Mitie Ireland

12 February 2018 / by Mitie Group PLC (author) / London
Gareth Fanning (left) and Stephen Connolly (right). (photo: Mitie Group)
Gareth Fanning (left) and Stephen Connolly (right). / (photo: Mitie Group)

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.


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.”




Mitie Group PLC


Mitie Group PLC

Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. We offer a range of specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Catering, Cleaning, Pest Control, Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, Property Maintenance, and Custody Support Services. Mitie employs 53,000 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by using advanced technology. We are pioneers in the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding environments for customers. Visit us at www.mitie.com

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