Aldagh McDonogh takes helm as Group CEO of multinational professional services recruiter Morgan McKinley

05.03.2018

Company founder, Pat Fitzgerald appointed Executive Chairman Finance Executive, Shane Doherty appointed Chief Financial Officer

Monday 5th March 2018 -  Morgan McKinley, the multinational professional services recruitment company headquartered in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Aldagh McDonogh as Group CEO, the appointment of company founder and current Group CEO Pat Fitzgerald to the position of Executive Chairman and the appointment of Shane Doherty as Chief Financial Officer.

A highly experienced global marketer and business strategist, McDonogh joined Morgan McKinley as Transformation Director in 2010.

Pat Fitzgerald, Executive Chairman of Morgan McKinley said,  “These key appointments signal our plans for further growth as a market leading global recruitment business. The time is right for the next line of leaders in our business to step forward to continue the success that we are achieving as an expert team of 800 people worldwide.

“Collectively, the Board, Management and all the Team in Morgan McKinley are delighted that Aldagh has accepted this appointment. She is an energetic leader who understands and believes in the culture of our organisation and who has a clear strategic vision for its future growth and commercial success.  We also welcome Shane to the key role of Chief Financial Officer for the group worldwide.

“Morgan McKinley is focused on transformative programmes which will drive growth in key areas including the development of new markets and experiences which continue to put our valued clients and talented professionals at the centre of everything we do.

“Our business has evolved constantly over the years and this is a logical progression which will create even further growth in the future. It provides a great opportunity for a next generation of leadership to take the helm from within the ranks of our own high performance management team.”

Aldagh McDonogh, Group CEO said, “I’m honoured to lead Morgan McKinley as we implement plans to advance our position across all the markets and disciplines that we serve. As a leading professional services recruiter, Morgan McKinley is a company of opportunity and a company with many global opportunities. In line with this, we will be building out our teams to enhance our strengths in every region worldwide. Our company purpose is to help improve people’s lives and our future development will be designed to benefit every client and candidate we work with and everyone in Morgan McKinley.”

Strategic Succession Programme

The appointment of Aldagh McDonogh as CEO of Morgan McKinley and Shane Doherty as Chief Financial Officer is part of a strategic succession programme, established by the founding Directors of the company, which is specifically designed to empower continuing leadership, growth and development from within the business.

As Executive Chairman, Pat Fitzgerald will chair the Board of Morgan McKinley and will step back from his direct operational role while continuing to represent the company as its overall founder and guiding influence.

Pat Fitzgerald said, “The future direction of our company is built on an ambition to improve the position of all of the people – clients, candidates and colleagues - who we work with in markets across the world. Morgan McKinley is a very strong and successful business. Underpinned by a really great brand and a growing global capability, we will continue to go from strength to strength in the future.”

Biographical Notes

Aldagh McDonogh joined Morgan McKinley in 2010 as Transformation Director and has been instrumental in driving the evolution, growth and success of the business as it continues to expand its operations globally. McDonogh was previously co-founder and owner of a leading marketing company in Ireland and was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. She was formerly Global Marketing Director for Baileys and also worked at global soft drinks giant Coca-Cola as Head of Consumer Marketing for Ireland. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Directors and an International Marketing and Languages graduate of Dublin City University.

Shane Doherty is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ commercial and finance experience across a range of industries including professional services, telecoms, entertainment and renewable energy. He has specific expertise in running businesses, corporate finance and organisational change management. Recent roles have included running PaddyPower.com’s industry-leading online business and guiding eircom through a €4bn debt restructuring programme in 2012. During a 10-year career in eircom Shane also worked on its 2004 IPO. Most recently Shane worked as CFO in Gaelectric where he was instrumental on a number of asset sales and fundraising programmes including the sale of a 230MW windfarm portfolio to CGN Group in Dec 2016. Prior to joining eircom, Shane worked with PwC as a Management Consultant.

About Morgan McKinley

Morgan McKinley is a global professional recruitment and talent management company, connecting specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines.  The company was founded by Pat Fitzgerald in Ireland in 1988.

With offices across Ireland, the UK, EMEA, North America, Asia and Australia, its professional recruitment expertise spans the accounting & finance, financial services, technical and IT sectors, among others. Morgan McKinley is a preferred supplier to most of the major multinational and indigenous employers in its specialist sectors.

In 2017, Morgan McKinley was recognised as one of the Top Ten Best Large Workplaces in Ireland, in the Great Places to Work Awards. The company also received an award for the best Learning & Development Organisation at the Irish Institute of Training and Development Awards.

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