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Who We Are Meet our Senior Team

Our Senior Leadership Team has a depth of skills and experience in the Power and Telecoms industries. Our core focus is on communication, engagement and accountability and we continue to push for excellence across the business.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Obelisk Group

Declan has over 30 years experience in setting up and running businesses from engineering to financial services and has worked in UK, USA, Australia and South Africa. Along the way he has held positions as Finance Director and Managing Director in four different businesses which has equipped him well for managing a diversified enterprise like Obelisk.

He is particularly passionate about building Obelisk from its origins as an Irish based business into an internationally competitive professional engineering services business. He strongly believes that good people with a united purpose can make great things happen and Obelisk is such a place. In our fast growing industries, we make client needs as our priority, giving our staff the greatest satisfaction in their roles.

He holds a B. Engineering from UCD and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with a Masters in Business Administration from University of Cape Town.

  • Managing Director, Telecoms & Critical Assets

Jarlath Finnegan has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering and utilities industry. He has consistently held senior positions at Board and Director Level. 

Jarlath has overseen the growth and expansion in the Telecoms and Critical Assets business within the UK & Ireland. His dedication to delivering to our customers and developing strategic relationships has enabled us to position Obelisk as a partner of choice across our blue chip customer base.

He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Manchester.

  • Managing Director, Power Systems

Padraig is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 30 years varied international experience in HV power generation, transmission & distribution, manufacturing, engineering consultancy and Design & Build contracting. Having previously worked in the manufacture of power transformers with CG Global , as an engineering consultant with Mott MacDonald and as Associate Director with Kirby T&D, Padraig joined Obelisk as Managing Director of Obelisk Power Systems in 2015 and has overseen the creation and growth of a HV Design & Build business for Obelisk within the UK & Ireland.

His belief in professional engineering practices has enabled Obelisk to become a leading player in the HV industry and a partner of choice for many blue-chip clients

Padraig holds a Batchelor of Electrical Engineering from UCD and is a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland.

  • Managing Director, Renewables | pBac-Eng, MBA, PMP

Riccardo has been working in various roles in the manufacturing, construction, inspection and maintenance sector in Europe and Africa for the last 20+ years. 

Prior to joining Obelisk Energy, he has been involved in managing multidisciplinary teams in the global O&G sector. During that time and while working with Obelisk in the renewable energy sector, he gained a good understanding of logistical, operational and Health and Safety requirements in the Sub Saharan Africa region. 

He holds currently a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town. 

  • Human Resource Manager, Obelisk Group

A strategic, results focused professional, Lisa has over 15 years human resources experience. Having graduated from National College of Ireland with a Cert in Business and Industrial Relations and a BA in Human Resource Management, Lisa went on to work with large multinationals specialising in learning and development and graduate recruitment. 

She joined Obelisk in 2008 and is now responsible for the groups HR Department. Specialising in talent management her key skills include strategic HR, employee and leadership development, employee engagement, culture change, HR consulting and organisational development.

  • Finance Director, Obelisk Group

Ronnie is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of senior finance positions with responsibility for financial forecasting, cost control and risk management as well as improving cash performance, financial controls and profitability. 

He has held senior finance positions with HJ Heinz (Ireland), SmartPly Europe (subsidiary of Coillte) and the Quinn Group.  

Ronnie is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and hold a certificate in Advanced Leadership.

  • Solicitor, Obelisk Group

Roger is Obelisk’s General Counsel and manages the group’s legal and risk requirements. After qualifying as a Solicitor, Roger joined Obelisk in 2009 and established the group’s legal function. Prior to joining Obelisk, Roger practised in the areas of civil litigation, commercial & residential conveyancing, probate and licensing. 

In supporting all aspects of the business of the group, he has extensive experience in all elements of commercial contracts, property and licensing transactions, project financing, employment law and litigation. Roger also has extensive experience in corporate financing, equity raising, banking security, corporate restructuring and strategic planning. 

He has recently completed a Diploma in Corporate Law & Governance. 

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