Experienced senior management supported by a talented broader leadership team across the business.


Dr Brendan Mooney
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Dr Brendan Mooney
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Education

Studied Computer Science at University of Ulster.  Awarded an honorary Doctorate (DSc.) for services to business development.

Career

Brendan joined Kainos in 1989 as a graduate software engineer before moving into a number of technical and commercial roles. Brendan was appointed Managing Director of Kainos in 2001. In addition to his role at Kainos, Brendan has been a Non-Executive Director at Meridio, Property News, the Probation Service for Northern Ireland and, until recently, was a serving Lay Magistrate. Brendan has over 25 years’ of technical, business development and management experience.

Role

Brendan is the Managing Director of Kainos, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and for overseeing profitable growth.
Richard McCann
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO)
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Richard McCann
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO)
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Education

Studied Management and Accountancy at Queen’s University Belfast and later qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Career

Richard trained as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. He subsequently worked as financial controller of a start-up subsidiary of Galen Holdings plc in the US and later became Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance with responsibility for acquisitions and investor relations. Following this, Richard was managing director of two Almac Group subsidiaries, one of which was a specialist software development company, also in the US. Richard joined Kainos in 2011, bringing over 25 years’ experience in accounting to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Role

Richard is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Kainos, with responsibility for corporate financial planning, staff capacity planning and allocation, and operational performance.
Dr Brian Gannon
Senior Vice President Corporate Development (SVP)
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Dr Brian Gannon
Senior Vice President Corporate Development (SVP)
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Education

Studied Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. Holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of London.

Career

Brian joined Kainos in 2006 to run Kainos in Great Britain.  Previously, Brian worked as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Capgemini and the DMW Group, and as a technology strategist at a number of blue-chip organisations, including Shell, Standard Chartered Bank and Allied Irish Banks, where he was Chief Information Officer. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in deploying information and digital technology solutions. 

Role

Brian is the Corporate Development Director for Kainos, responsible for marketing, communications, media and analyst relationships.
Paul Gannon
Senior Vice President Sales (SVP)
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Paul Gannon
Senior Vice President Sales (SVP)
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Education

Studied Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin.

Career

Paul joined Kainos in 1998 as the sales manager for Ireland and subsequently took on a company-wide role in strategy and marketing.  Before joining Kainos, Paul spent four years in a sales role with ICL in Dublin and prior to that worked as a management consultant for Accenture in London. He started his professional career working for Siemens in Munich. Paul has over 25 years’ experience of business development and sales in technology companies.

Role

Paul is the Sales Director for Kainos, responsible for all product and service sales activities in Kainos.
Tom Gray
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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Tom Gray
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
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Education

Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and holds a BSc. in Computer Science. Currently studying Innovation Management at MIT Sloan.

Career

Tom is a 25-year tech veteran, and is the driving force behind many of Kainos’ most imaginative and successful customer and staff initiatives, including HealthHackEU, Kainos AppCamp, Code4Derry. Tom joined Kainos in 1990 as a Software Engineer and, subsequently took on roles in Support, Pre-Sales and Solution Architecture before being appointed CTO in 2005.  Tom is Chairman of the University of Ulster Industrial Liaison Board, and is a member of the Industry Board of Manchester Connected Health.

Role

Tom is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of Innovation at Kainos, responsible for advising clients on Healthcare IT, Enterprise Architecture and Applied Technology.
Colette Kidd
Head of People
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Colette Kidd
Head of People
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Education

Graduated from University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 1997 and holds a BEng in Software Engineering.

Career

Colette spent one year working for Microsoft in Dublin, before joining Kainos as a Software developer. Her career path has given her the opportunity to fulfil many roles within the business including a Software developer, Business Consultant, Team Lead, Project Manager, Talent Manager, and Head of Talent Development before taking up her current post of Head of People.

Role

As the Head of People Colette is responsible for People Support(HR), Talent, Learning & Development, and Recruitment.
Russell Sloan
Divisional Director
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Russell Sloan
Divisional Director
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Education

Studied Engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast. Alumnus of Darden Graduate Business School, University of Virginia.

Career

Russell joined Kainos in 1999 as a software engineer. He worked as a team leader and manager before taking up a role as head of the Support business unit in Kainos. In 2012, Russell was charged with developing public sector business for Kainos, the largest and fastest growing area of activity in the company. In this role he leads a team of over 200 staff, developing digital solutions as part of the UK government’s ambitious and challenging ‘digital-by-default’ initiative.

Role

Russell is the Head of the Government Digital Business Unit for Kainos, responsible for all activities in the Public Sector market.
Grainne Burns
General Counsel and Company Secretary
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Grainne Burns
General Counsel and Company Secretary
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Education

Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and holds an LLB Honours in Law, and an LLM in Law and Computers. Qualified as a Solicitor following completion of the LPC in the College of Law, Chester.

Career

Grainne joined Kainos in 2001 from a private practice background in PI and Commercial Litigation. She manages a busy in-house Legal team who have responsibility for contract negotiation and management; IP protection; commercial risk mitigation; commercial property, corporate governance and compliance. The legal IT environment is constantly evolving and the Legal team’s work is as diverse as the Kainos client base! The Kainos Legal team are winners of the Law Society NI, "In-House Legal Team of the Year" award.

Role

Grainne is Head of Legal at Kainos and sits on the Executive Management Team.
Nigel Hutchinson
Divisional Director
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Nigel Hutchinson
Divisional Director
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Education

Studied Computer Science at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Career

Nigel joined Kainos in May 2013 to lead its healthcare business, primarily focussed on Evolve.  Nigel started his career at Kainos in 1988, before leaving to join records management company Meridio, which was established as a spinout from Kainos in 2001.  Following the acquisition of Meridio by Autonomy in 2007, Nigel became Senior Vice President EMEA, responsible for growing revenue for a major part of Autonomy’s enterprise software portfolio across the region. Nigel brings a wealth of experience to Kainos having helped both public and private software organisations achieve sustained growth and build value.

Role

Nigel is the Head of the Evolve Business Unit in Kainos, responsible for all activities in the Healthcare market.
Malachy Smith
Divisional Director
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Malachy Smith
Divisional Director
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Education

Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BSc. in Computer Science.

Career

Mal joined Kainos in 1989 as a software engineer.  He worked as team leader, project and programme manager before leading the Kainos Insurance business in 2002.   In 2010 Mal was appointed head of the Workday business unit and charged with establishing Kainos as a leading Workday implementation partner in EMEA. Mal has played a key role in overseeing the successful launch in 2013 of Kainos Smart, an automated testing tool for Workday implementations.

Role

Mal is the head of the Workday business unit for Kainos, responsible for the sales, delivery and product development of all Workday solutions.
Dr Sam Bolton
Divisional Director
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Dr Sam Bolton
Divisional Director
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Education

Studied at Queens University Belfast where he gained a BSc and PhD in Biology. Subsequently completed an MBA at Heriot-Watt University and recently graduated in The Executive Programme of Darden Graduate Business School, University of Virginia.

Career

Sam joined Kainos in 2000 to set up and run the Applications Support business unit. He worked in a variety of senior Delivery positions within Kainos before becoming Head of the Enterprise Business Unit in 2014. Before joining Kainos, Sam spent five years at Scottish Power managing a number of IT support functions. Sam spent the first ten years of his professional career in IBM Global Services. Sam has almost 30 years’ experience in managing the business of delivering, and supporting, complex IT solutions.

Role

Sam is the Head of the Enterprise Business Unit for Kainos, responsible for growing our business through the development, maintenance and operation of IT solutions across all industry sectors.
Paul Hamill
Head of Remuneration
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Paul Hamill
Head of Remuneration
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Education

Graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BSC. Hons. in Computer Science, and also holds an MBA from the Ulster Business School.  He has an Advanced Diploma in HR Leadership and Development, awarded by the CIPD.

Career

Paul has over 30 years in the IT industry.  He joined Kainos shortly after graduating, following a brief spell with STC in London.  He started his Kainos career as a software engineer, leading to varied roles including Project Management, Quality, Infrastructure and Consulting.  In 2002 Paul moved into an HR role, and has successfully led many of the growth, talent and employee engagement initiatives - Kainos now regularly features in the Sunday Times Top 100 list. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the CIPD.

Role

Paul is currently Head of Remuneration, and is responsible for remuneration policy and implementation across the Kainos Group.
Stephan Sakowicz
Head of Gdańsk Operations
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Stephan Sakowicz
Head of Gdańsk Operations
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Education

Graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology, Electronics and IT Department

Career

Stephan (Szczepan) joined Kainos in 2007 as Solution Consultant in the Dublin office. Previously, Stephan worked as systems designer in France Telecom in Paris. Since 2009, Stephan has led the Gdansk operation, a product and services delivery centre for Kainos. In his role Stephan leads over 100 of staff, making sure that the growth of Gdansk office talent pool follows the company growth and addresses the skills gap.

Role

Responsible for assuring the local leadership, recruitment activities and building effective relationships with Kainos managers as well as external clients. Stephan’s role is to make sure that Gdansk office continues to play a strategic role in the delivery of IT solutions in Kainos.