Northgate makes two new appointments in West of Ireland

18 July 2014
People and jigsaw

Northgate Public Services has made two new appointments in the West of Ireland, a new Business Development Director in Ireland and an Ireland Services Coordinator.

Michael McInerney recently took up the post of new Business Development Director in Ireland, while Suzanne Antwoon has just been appointed as Ireland Services Coordinator.

The posts are first of many as part of Northgate’s expansion in Ireland. Northgate is furthering its plans to invest in Castlebar and this is part of the move to build up operations there and to open new offices in Castlebar.

Suzanne, who lives in Tuam, Co.Galway, will be supporting the Head of Health Services Delivery in Ireland and working as a Services Coordinator for the increased activity expected in the Castlebar area over the coming period. She will also be involved with the recruitment process.

She previously worked for the Health Service Executive in Galway University Hospital as Ward Clerk and also as Secretary for the Medical & Surgical Directorates.

Suzanne’s experience also includes a spell at SalesSense International Ltd in Tuam, as a Team Leader and SGS Ireland -Vehicle Licensing Centre as a Customer Service Agent. Suzanne also spent some time In Sydney Australia working for Service First, after graduating from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology with an Honours Degree in Business Studies and Human Resources.

Suzanne said: “I am delighted to join the Northgate team and look forward to being involved with the expansion in the West of Ireland.”

Michael McInerney comes to Northgate from Deloitte & Touche, where he was Senior Manager in the Technology Integrations team and his previous experience also includes IBM. Michael was responsible for all Finance IT activities and delivery of services to IBM financial services globally, as well as external users throughout Europe.

With over 22 years’ experience in Senior Positions, 20 years of which has been spent in Ireland, Michael has held several senior positions with Deloitte in the Public Sector and has negotiated and delivered  large-scale IT operations and many major programmes to Public Sector clients. His in depth background in enterprise-level technology has enabled him to become a leading advisor for IT and Business Process sourcing to many major clients across Ireland. 

Michael has also been an Interim Director with DWP (Department for Work and Pensions), and worked with a major Irish Public Sector energy/utilities group, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch.

Although originally from Manchester, Michael has worked in Ireland for the past 20 years and lives in Meath.

Michael said he was eager to bring his experience in delivering quality services to Northgate in Ireland.  “My role will enable me to engage across the entire Public Sector in Ireland and I am excited at the prospect of making a contribution that will have a positive effect on the lives of people in Ireland,” he said.

Northgate’s Executive Director Joe Bradley said: “Both these new roles in Ireland bring us a step nearer to furthering our plans to develop Northgate in Ireland. Both Michael and Suzanne have extensive experience of working in Ireland, Suzanne with the Health Service Executive and Michael with a number of key top companies and I am pleased to welcome both of them on board to help us progress Northgate’s business growth in Ireland.”