The Team

DIANE HODNETT - Chief Executive Officer

Diane oversees all commercial matters for the company including corporate affairs, fundraising, sales and marketing. Diane brings a wealth of experience to the business. Before taking her position at the helm of Sea Fibre Networks, Diane was Director of Corporate Development with euNetworks Ltd., a pan European telecoms company, involved in fundraising, M&A activity and Corporate development. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of its German subsidiary. Previous roles include senior executive appointments in telecoms and technology organisations and academic positions.

Diane graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Cork having studied law, finance, marketing, statistics and management.  

TOM MCMAHON - Chief Technology Officer

Tom manages a team of engineers and oversees all operational issues. He plays a key role in the current CeltixConnect project, managing Backhaul, Landfalls, Marine Installation, Procurement and Commissioning. Prior to his involvement with Sea Fibre Networks, Tom was Consulting Engineer and Project Manager on a number of large scale projects including sub-sea cable networks and terrestrial networks. Typical projects include Esat l, Esat ll, Hibernian Atlantic, TGN Western Europe, TGN Northern Europe, Scotland – Ireland Interconnector, East-West Electrical Interconnector, Kerry MANs Project, Donegal MANs Project and North East MANs Project.

Tom is a qualified Civil Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters Degree from Trinity College Dublin.

JIM McMAHON - Network Director

Jim is responsible for the management of regulation, permitting, licences and authorisations, as well as providing vital input into cable and equipment procurement and main lay installment on the CeltixConnect project. Prior to his involvement with Sea Fibre Networks Jim was Quantity Surveyor and project Manager on a number of large scale projects including sub-sea cable networks and terrestrial networks. Typical projects include Global Crossing l, Global Crossing ll, Hibernia Atlantic, Scotland – Ireland Gas Interconnector, Fingal MANs Project, Wicklow Mans Project, Midlands MANs Project and Inland Fibre Network.

Jim is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and holds a B.Sc. Dip. Con. Econ. from Trinity College Dublin.

CAROL BROWNE - Head of Sales

Carol Browne is Head of Sales. She oversees all sales efforts for Sea Fibre Networks including defining customer requirements as well as the commercial negotiations.

Before joining Sea Fibre Networks, Carol worked for Oracle specializing in their Business Integration portfolio. Prior to that Carol held the position of Account Director in euNetworks where she successfully engaged with Fortune 500 clients and sold services across the entire European organization. Carol also worked as an EMEA Account Manager for the Global Accounts Division in Verizon Business. Projects there included sourcing, proposing, selling as well as ensuring the successful roll-out of a 75 site fully managed MPLS network for a Fortune 200 customer with a total contract value of $12 million.

Carol is qualified with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Dublin.

SARAH CUNNINGHAM - Marketing Manager

Sarah is responsible for the Marketing Communications of Sea Fibre Networks. This involves developing and executing the company’s marketing strategy including corporate brand development, online and offline communications, development of marketing campaigns and event management. Before joining the Sea Fibre Networks team, Sarah worked for Clear Channel, one of the world's leading outdoor advertising agencies.

Sarah is a graduate from University College Dublin, where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree. Following this, Sarah completed her MSc. in Marketing Practice at  the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.