BT Ireland appoints new managing directors

25 Nov 2011

BT Ireland has appointed two new managing directors, Shay Walsh and Dave Dempsey, to the leadership team of its all-island operation.

Walsh has been appointed managing director of BT Business, giving him responsibility for BT’s government and corporate customers on the island of Ireland, as well as small and medium enterprise customers in Northern Ireland.

The BT Business division works with BT’s customers to devise managed networked IT solutions appropriate to customers’ needs and scale.

Walsh has worked for BT Ireland since 1995. He has held various roles across the business, including head of operations, director of engineering, and director of technology, Service and Operations. He has been managing director of BT Ireland’s Wholesale division for the last six years.

Walsh has an honours degree in electronic engineering from DCU and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Business School.

Dempsey has been appointed managing director of BT Wholesale across the island of Ireland, where he succeeds Walsh.

The BT Wholesale division provides services to most communications companies operating on the island.

Dempsey’s experience in the ICT industry includes senior roles in business management, engineering, consultancy, sales and outsourced managed services, in both Ireland and Europe.

He joined BT 10 years ago as European head of Proposition Development for BT’s Global Telecom Markets business. In the last three years, he has been head of Mobile Sector for BT Wholesale, responsible for developing and providing complex managed services for BT Ireland’s mobile operator customers.

Dempsey holds a degree in electronic engineering from the University of East London and a post-graduate degree in business.