Project Team


The key personnel responsible for the National Broadband Plan comprises a senior management team from the Department supported by various workstreams. These workstreams are led by individuals who make up the core team. Due to the complex nature of the project, it was also necessary to acquire specialist advice from both contractors and various Government advisory bodies. 


Departmental Senior Management

Fergal Mulligan - Programme Director  

Patrick Neary - Chief Technology Officer- Communications

Ciara Kennedy – Contract Team Lead

Tom McCormack – Commercial Team Lead

Ciarán Ó hÓbáin – Principal Officer


Core Team

Susan Fleming                                Derek Hickey                               Jeff Maguire

Dara McGowan                              Conor Gunn                                 John McLaughlin

Andrew Sullivan                             Yvonne McCarthy                       Roger O'Connor

Paul Lee



External Advisors

The services of the advisors listed below were acquired 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

Demand Stimulation - Here and Now Business Intelligence