Former Accenture Ireland boss Mark Ryan joins Board of DCC

15 December 2017 2 min. read
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DCC has appointed former Accenture managing director Mark Ryan as a Non-Executive Director, as the firm attempts to expand into the US market. Ryan adds the role to his increasingly diverse portfolio, holding similar positions in three other Irish-founded organisations.

DCC is an international sales, marketing and support services group. The company was founded in 1976 by Jim Flavin, as Development Capital Corporation, with the company originally focusing on providing venture capital to start-ups. In the mid-1980s, the Dublin-headquartered firm changed direction and became an industrial holding company, changing its name to DCC and floating on the Irish Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange in 1994.

Still listed on the Dublin stock market, DCC has announced the appointment of Accenture’s former Managing Director of Ireland as a Non-Executive Director as it bids to strengthen its operations. Between 2005 and 2014, Mr Ryan held the top role in Accenture’s Irish arm, an extensive nine-year spell during which he led the development of the business, expanding its services and growing its number of employees to over 1,650 highly-skilled consultants, technology and business operations personnel.

Mark Ryan - Non-Executive Director - DCCDuring his almost 32-year stint at the consulting firm – in Ireland and abroad – Ryan served in numerous management and executive roles in delivering major strategy, IT and business change programmes for the company's clients locally and internationally. Since he left Accenture in 2014, stating that the time was appropriate to hand over to new leadership, Ryan has held a plethora of non-executive roles.

In December of 2014, Ryan joined Wells Fargo as an Independent Non-Executive Director, a role he still holds alongside Non-Executive Directorships at intelligence firm ECONIQ and payroll technology specialists immedis, both of which he took up in April 2017. Ryan also became Chairman of IP phone systems company Blueface in the same month.

A science graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Institute of Directors, Ryan will now also serve as a Non-Executive Director, sitting on DCC’s board, at a pivotal time for the company. Last week, DCC entered into the US market after it agreed to buy a liquefied petroleum gas business headquartered in Illinois.

Speaking on the appointment, DCC Chairman John Moloney said, "His management expertise in business strategy development and IT solutions as well as his wide-ranging board experience including at risk, audit and strategy sub-committee level make him a very good fit for our board.”