Chief Executive designate appointed to Topaz
Mr. Emmet ONeill has been appointed to take over as Chief Executive of Topaz in the New Year.
The Chairman of Topaz Energy Ireland Ltd (Topaz), Mr. John Callaghan, has announced that Mr. Emmet ONeill has been appointed to take over as Chief Executive of Topaz in the New Year. Mr. ONeill will take over the role on the 1st February next. Mr. Sean Corkery will continue as acting CEO until then.
Mr. ONeill (35) is one of the countrys most successful entrepreneurs with a number of interests across the economy. In 2005 Mr. ONeill founded Smiles Dental as a radical and innovative patient-focussed dentistry business. Over the following decade, he grew the business to become one of the largest providers of general and specialist dental services in Ireland and the UK with 78 branches between the two countries. Mr. ONeill sold the Smiles Dental business earlier this year. Prior to setting up that business, Mr. ONeill worked in aircraft finance. In March of this year he was appointed to the Board of Topaz and he has led a number of projects at the company in recent months.
Speaking today, the Chairman of Topaz, Mr. John Callaghan, described Emmet as visionary and passionate. He said; Emmet is one of the outstanding young entrepreneurs in Ireland and we are very much looking forward to his leadership and his exciting plans for the business.
Mr. ONeill said; I am absolutely delighted to be taking up this role at Topaz and to be working with a great team of employees and business partners across the country. We aim to build a world class retail and fuel business and to expand our operations significantly over the coming years. Everybody connected with the Topaz business has been incredibly welcoming and I know they all share our ambition for the business.