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Chief People Officer, The Irish Times Group

We recently managed the appointment of Chief People Officer to the leadership team of The Irish Times Group. Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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The core activity of The Irish Times Group has evolved from six-day print publishing to a seven-day multi-platform news publisher with a market-leading position in the development of subscriptions and maximising revenues.

We focus on producing quality content for our readers, providing media solutions for customers and we continue to grow and evolve in a fast-paced changing media landscape.  

The Company is owned by The Irish Times Trust and is managed by The Irish Times DAC. In recent years, the Irish Times Group expanded its interests to include the Irish Examiner, The Echo, Regional newspapers, and Radio stations in addition to the Citywest print facility, the property website and Irish Times Training.

The organisation now seeks to recruit a progressive Chief People Officer as part of the on-going transformation and recalibration of its Group Structure.   


Reporting to the Group Managing Director, the Chief People Officer will be responsible for the delivery of the HR vision for The Irish Times Group through the development and implementation of an ambitious HR strategy. The successful candidate will act as a catalyst for people-driven, collaborative change within the organisation to ensure that The Irish Times Group remains an industry leader that can adapt quickly to the needs of a rapidly changing sector. The Chief People Officer will play a critical role in delivering best practice in HR Management within the organisation, including initiatives to support employee engagement and wellbeing. A key focus will be the empowerment and development of talent in the organisation. The appointed person will lead and develop the HR Team to ensure it actively contributes to the enablement and achievement of The Irish Times Group strategic goals and objectives. The role will also take responsibility for all ESG matters across the Group. The successful candidate will be part of the Group Senior Executive Team.


This position requires an outstanding Human Resources leader with a strong track record of innovation and delivery in a significant organisation. Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a relevant area, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate extensive leadership experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated significant knowledge of change management and have a proven track record in the design and delivery of transformation. The appointed person will possess exemplary strategic planning, interpersonal and communication skills.

To Apply:

To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to:

Tom Keane, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search. Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Keane at +353 87 741 3085.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.


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