Senior Leadership Team
Kevin joined SIG Ireland in May 2014 as Finance Director and was promoted to the role of Managing Director in June 2019.
Kevin has over 25 years business experience, including 15 years in companies supplying materials to the construction industry, having previously held senior finance roles in Heiton Group plc, Glanbia plc and Grafton Group plc.
Kevin has a BComm from UCD and is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained with Deloitte.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Head of HR
Michelle joined SIG Ireland in May 2019. As Head of HR she is responsible for the delivery of the HR Strategy, while working in partnership with our SIG Ireland Senior Leadership Team to support Organisation Development.
Prior to joining SIG, Michelle spent 12 years in various HR Management roles, across several industries and most recently as HR Manager in FMCG.
Michelle is a graduate of National college of Ireland and is an accredited Life Coach, having studied at Kingstown College in the areas of Mental Health & Wellbeing and Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching. In her home life, Michelle enjoys spending time with her young family and keeping active through swimming.
Ciarán joined SIG Ireland in May 2020. As Commercial Director he is responsible for the strategic direction of the business; encompassing Sales, Marketing, Supplier Agreements, Technical & Business Development.
Prior to joining SIG, Ciarán spent 16 years in the Grocery & Retail sectors, 2 years in the Oil sector and 12 in the Building Materials sector with Saint Gobain and most recently as Regional Sales Director with the Chadwicks Group.
Ciarán is a graduate of UCD, TUD and the Marketing Institute of Ireland. He enjoys family time, his dogs, hiking, golf, rugby and has done and continues to do a lot of charitable work.
Andrew joined SIG in 2015 as Head of Finance and was promoted to the role of Finance Director in 2019. Having spent 15 years in private practice in the UK, where he became a Chartered Certified Accountant, Andrew then become Finance Director of a group of UK businesses before emigrating to Ireland in 2003 to join Amdocs as Senior Finance Manager.
Previously during his time with Ceva Logistics (Formerly EGL), Andrew carried out a multitude of roles including interim Finance Director roles which also gave him some great opportunities to travel extensively to some amazing places!
Andrew enjoys family time, as well as exercising, watching most sports and coaching youth rugby at his local Rugby club.
Damien joined SIG as Operations Director in 2018, to oversee the internal sales, procurement, and logistics functions across our supply chain network in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Damien trained as an accountant but then fell into a sales role with Lidl and never looked back! He has since built his experience in senior level management positions running the operations for some blue-chip retail companies. Damien holds a BA Hons in Business Studies, and is currently studying Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching.
He is motivated by seeing colleagues grow their mindset and skillset through achievement of goals. Damien enjoys sports in his spare time.
Projects & IT Director
Straight from College, Ian has been part of SIG for over 20 years, initially in the IT department becoming IT Manager after several years. Since 2015 Ian has been Project Manager for the business – enjoying the complexity and challenges presented in a role that is both demanding and exciting, having the opportunity to deliver a range of varied projects and improvements into the business. in 2019, Ian led a project to install a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) into our National Distribution Centre in Dublin.
Ian holds a BA in Politics & Economics from UCD and MSC in Business Data from UCC. In his spare time, Ian coach’s rugby to the Under 8s Team.
Head of Health, Safety & Sustainability
Jennifer joined the company in January 2020 as National Health & Safety Manager for SIG in Ireland.
Prior to joining SIG, Jennifer spent 12 years as a Financial Advisor before moving into Health & Safety within the construction industry, healthcare sector and most recently as a Health & Safety Manager in large distribution centres in the retail sector.
As a graduate of the Technological University of Ireland, she has successfully completed a degree in Occupational Health & Safety coupled with accreditation as a Manual Handling Instructor and qualifications via the Construction Skill Certificate Scheme.
Jennifer is passionate about improving behaviours towards health & safety and empowering employees to make safety a priority.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her young family and keeping active.
HHI General Manager
With 28 years industry experience, Andrew is General Manager of HHI “House & Home Improvements” a specialist home improvement business, responsible for setting the overall HHI company vision, and overseeing all aspects of the business. He is a strong believer that having great employees with a high performing culture equates to a fantastic business!
He is passionate about getting the best out in people with a positive and motivational management style. Andrew holds a Professional Business Management qualification as well as qualifications in Health & Safety. He is passionate about Motorcycling – not only racing but restoration and redesign.
JS McCarthy General Manager
Des joined JS McCarthy in 1999 as a Contracts Manager and was promoted to General Manager in 2007. Des is responsible for the day to day running of the business to include setting and implementing the company strategy, and everything from supporting and being part of the team that takes projects from tender to final account.
Des has led the completion of some iconic painting projects such as The Guinness Storehouse Refurbishment, Ha’penny Bridge, CHQ Building and Croke Park Roof Painting to name but a few. He holds civil engineering, business, & health & safety third level qualifications which include a Post Grad Diploma in Project Management, and a Post Grad Diploma Health & Safety (Cons), both from Trinity College.
SIG Workplace General Manager
Having worked in the industry for the past 17 years, JP manages the day to day running of this global fast paced furniture dealership representing the world’s leading furniture manufacturer and workplace insights company, Steelcase.
JP loves the fact that no workday is the same and feels privileged to work with some of the world’s largest and most progressive companies, advising them about how to get the best out of their workspace & talent and building lasting relationships & partnerships.
JP holds diplomas in Project and Business management, as well as in Interior Design from Damelin, South Africa. He is a family guy who loves nature and the outdoors.