Won’t Somebody Please Call The Heavy Hitters

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Above: John Daly, Goldman Sachs Group, New York; Martin Kelly, vice-president of worldwide information technology; Una Fox, vice-president of technology, Walt Disney Company and Conor Allen, global head of technology, NYSE Euronext.

THE HEAD of the Irish Technology Leadership Group in California has urged the Government to move quickly to secure the services of top business executives who have offered to serve on state boards without payment.

But Mr [John] Hartnett [founder of the ITLG] said Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, who was keen on the project when it was first suggested last year, had not yet been in contact to finalise details of the scheme.

“I would urge the Government to move quickly on this,” Mr Hartnett said.

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Move Urged On Securing Executives’ Free Services (Irish Times)