Our Team

We are nothing without our people. Over time, we have developed a team of highly skilled and highly motivated people to lead the Business Post Group.

Enda O’Coineen

Group CEO and Publisher

Enda, as Chairman of Kilcullen Kapital investment platform, acquired what was then The Sunday Business Post in 2018 and has since completed six other investments and partnerships. Now, with a strong leadership team, he has set about building a new strategic vision as Group CEO.

Enda is a business graduate, entrepreneur, adventurer and the published author of five books such as Journey to the Edge and The Unsinkable Entrepreneur. He has a strong background in hospitality, technology, finance, and corporate governance and also in media and broadcasting having worked as a journalist for the Irish Times.

Enda has worked extensively in the US and in Central and Eastern Europe and he has led and played key roles in several highly successful turnarounds and start-ups. During all this, he took time out to qualify for the Vendee Globe and sail singlehandedly around the world in a 60-foot boat.

In addition to success in management, finance and leadership, Enda believes strongly in ‘putting something back in’ and has contributed significant time and personal resources into youth development and local community projects. This includes being a founding chairman of the Volvo Ocean Race project in Galway, which generated over €100m direct benefit to the local economy. He also founded NCB Ireland and is a founding President of the Atlantic Youth and Exploration Trust Charity – which plans to introduce young people annually to ocean adventure, challenges, and personal development.

Colm O’Reilly

Group COO 

In 2018, Colm led the acquisition process of the then Sunday Business Post by Kilcullen Kapital and then joined the company executive board as head of the Investment in Digital Transformation project before becoming CEO of the Business Post in 2019 and subsequently taking up the role of COO of the Group in September 2022. 

Colm is responsible for coordinating operations and finance for the Business Post Group.  

Colm has over 25 years’ experience in Media, Investment Management and the Drinks and Hospitality industries across Ireland, the US, and the UK. For the past 15 years he has operated at C-suite level in CEO and CFO roles and has built up in-depth knowledge and experience in leading businesses through Change programs.

Sarah Murphy

CEO, Business Post

Sarah joined the Executive Leadership Team of the Business Post Group in January 2019 and subsequently took up the role of CEO of the Business Post in September 2022. 

As well as holding a number of non-executive board positions, she is primarily responsible for the key business objectives, strategy, financial performance, and operational requirements of the Business Post Group Content and Experiences Pillars. These pillars incorporate the flagship media title, magazine brands, data products, trade publishing division and the events and conferences businesses, including iQuest. She is responsible for designing, implementing and achieving the strategic vision, as agreed with the executive board and Group CEO. 

Sarah previously spent a large part of her working career in Britain as director of The Irish Post Media Group.

Lorcán Hanlon

Group Chief Commercial and Revenue Officer

Having worked with The Business Post since 2013, Lorcán joined the senior management team as head of commercial soon after the Kilcullen Kapital takeover transitioning to his current group executive role in September 2022.

As Chief Commercial and Revenue Officer, Lorcán is responsible for commercial strategy, development, and integration across the group with a specific focus on active commercial and revenue units as well as client facing elements of the business. Lorcán also holds a number of board and committee seats for representative bodies in Ireland and in Europe advising on industry policy and publisher innovation.

With over 15 years’ experience, Lorcán is a veteran of commercial media having worked for some of Ireland’s most notable publishers and media owners and has been at the forefront of numerous well known media platform, title, and product launches.

Gillian Egan

Group Finance Director

Gillian joined the Business Post Group in 2017 as Financial Controller before being appointed Group Finance Director in 2020.  

Gillian’s 25 years’ experience in the media industry previously saw her working in financial and PR roles for companies such as Independent News & Media and Irish Publishing.  

Her role is to oversee the financial functions of the Group companies including providing and analysing all relevant financial data, ensuring effective controls, and planning in implementing the strategic plans of the entire Business Post Group.

Craig Tait

Group Technical & Data Director

Craig joined the Business Post in 2015 as Head of Technology before being appointed Group Technology and Data Director in 2020. 

Craig’s role within the Group is to control, manage and develop the group technical and data infrastructures as well as providing key support to the growth and strategic developments of the Business Post Group.

With over 20 years experience working in technology, data management, product development and systems administration Craig’s background is in travel technology with his own company Car Hire Engine as well as senior roles with Cartrawler and Auto Europe.

Richard Colwell

CEO, Red C Group

Richard has spent over 30 years designing market research, strategic planning and polling solutions for clients across a variety of industries.

He founded RED C Research in Ireland in 2003, which is now the main data and insights pillar of the Business Post Group, having started his career in London at Research International and ICM Research, and then moved to Lansdowne Market Research in Ireland.

Now with offices in Dublin and London, RED C are one of UK and Ireland’s premier providers of research-based consultancy services and political polling, serving clients worldwide.

Richard is the current President of the WIN network, representing over 40 leading market research and insight companies globally, having served on the board for the past 9 years. He has been the Irish representative for ESOMAR (the membership organization representing the interests of the data, research and insights profession worldwide) for 10 years, and is a past Chairman of AIMRO, the local association body that represents the industry in Ireland.