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New Norbrook boss pledges to take city firm ‘to even greater heights’

New Norbrook boss Liam Nagle said he is excited about taking the business to even greater heights. The Newry based pharmaceutical giant announced the appointment Mr Nagle eight months after the company founder and CEO Lord Ballyedmond was killed in a helicopter crash in England. Mr Nagle joins Norbrook from the SISK Group where he has been CEO and latterly Chairman of SISK’s construction and healthcare businesses. He said: “I am honoured to be offered the role as CEO of Norbrook , the business is in an excellent position and I am excited about working with the team to build on its success and take the business to even greater heights. Mr Nagle joined the SISK Group in 2005 as head of its non-construction trading activities and to spearhead the development of a strategy to diversify the business and was appointed CEO in early 2008. On joining the SISK Group Mr Nagle brought over 20 years international business experience in finance, operation, marketing and mergers and acquisitions to his new role. He was a senior executive at Intel from 1994 to 1997 and led the start up for Bay Networks Europe as Vice-President  (1997-1998). When Nortel Networks acquired Bay Networks he held a number of senior roles in Nortel. In 2003 Nagle became Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Bookham Technology. He was appointed President and Chief Operations Officer in 2004. Mr Nagle’s appointment will take effect from the beginning of February next year. Commenting on the appointment Norbrook Chairman Sir Roy McNulty said: “We delighted to welcome Liam to Norbrook as CEO. He brings a wide range of skills and experience which will be of great benefit to the team in Norbrook. The Company has a strong track record of innovation and growth and we work forward to working with Liam in making the most of the opportunities we see ahead.” Norbrook Deputy Chair Lady Edmond added: “I am very pleased that Liam is joining us and I am sure that with his leadership and energy we can together create a further successful phase in Norbrook’s Development.


Newry Democrat

2nd December 2014