Conal Henry, CEO, enet
Conal Henry is one of Ireland’s longest serving telco CEO’s, having joined enet in 2006. During his time at the helm, enet has seen revenues grow sharply, the company has concluded landmark deals with Vodafone, struck significant commercial arrangements with backhaul suppliers, and has launched innovative projects such as Fibre to the Business initiatives. enet, as a wholesaler, now trades with all major telco’s in Ireland – over 70 in total.
Prior to enet, Conal was Managing Director of Energis where he led the organisation through a financial turnaround culminating in its acquisition by Cable & Wireless. Conal has also held senior positions in Ryanair, Procter & Gamble, Asda Stores, as well as First Active. He is also currently a non-executive director for The Shannon Foynes Port Company and An Cosán.
Conal sat on Minister Pat Rabbitte’s Next Generation Broadband Taskforce (Ireland) which was tasked with generating a blueprint for the rollout of next generation broadband across the State and ascertain how best to couple private-sector and public sector investment.
He has a degree in law from Queen’s University, Belfast and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
The UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announced £1 billion of investment in full-fibre broadband and trialling 5G networks via a new Digital Infrastructure Fund. The Fund which has been setup with around £400 million of public investment does offer an opportunity for private investors and sector developers to match the investment with target figures set to […]