Abtran is delighted to have supported the Marie Keating Foundation Concert4Cancer

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Abtran appoints Aisling Deasy as Group CEO

Abtran is delighted to have supported the Marie Keating Foundation Concert4Cancer this year. 


Presented by Ronan Keating and Anna Daly, Concert4Cancer hosted a stellar line-up of Irish and UK talent including Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow, Riptide Movement, Aslan, Anne-Marie, Johnny Logan, Mike Denver and others. 


Funds donated through the concert are going to support the Marie Keating Foundation, which has been providing free information on cancer prevention and early diagnosis, support to men and women on a cancer journey, and help for survivors adjusting to life with or after cancer, for more than 23 years.  The Marie Keating Foundation’s supportive services have been in high demand as a result of COVID-19.   


Marie Keating Foundation CEO Liz Yeates said “I am incredibly excited that Concert4Cancer is back for a second yearwith the support of Abtran. The show included a diverse mix of musical genres, international household names, amazing Irish talentThe last 18 months has been extremely challenging for everyone, but especially for those on a cancer journey. Throughout the pandemic, the Marie Keating Foundation has worked hard to ensure we have remained there for cancer patients and survivors, giving them a safe space to turn to when times have been tough.” 


Over 40 Abtran team members in Cork and Sligo jumped forward to volunteer their time over two evenings during the broadcast of the concert, to take phone donations, working within strict Covid-19 protocols. 


Abtran CEO, Aisling Deasy commented, “Abtran are proud to support Concert4Cancer and the Marie Keating Foundation. We know many people who have benefited from the work of the Foundation which has been supporting individuals, families and communities for over two decades.” 


Rachel McKeon of Abtran commented, “As someone who has experience of cancer related surgeries, I personally have benefited from the wonderful work of the Marie Keating Foundation.  I’m so proud to work for a company that is supporting this great cause.

Gary Sayers

Chief Operating Officer

Gary has been with Abtran since 2011 and in his role as COO, he has overall responsibility for Abtran’s operational process. He ensures that Abtran maintains service excellence through consistent, industry leading delivery solutions. Gary works in close partnership with operational teams to execute the company’s vision, goals and growth strategies.

Gary has a wealth of experience in Customer Service Management, Operational Transformation, Customer Engagement, Operating Model efficiencies and Stakeholder Management across a number of sectors. In his role as COO, Gary has a significant focus on sponsoring the career development pathways of our people.

Gary holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has a Degree in both Civil Engineering and Sustainable Energy Technology 

Marie Downey

Chief Performance Officer

Marie has worked with Abtran since 2019 and has 20 years of experience as an IT and service optimisation leader. In her role as Chief Performance Officer, Marie has overall responsibility for Abtran’s product service offering, service design, and service capability including all PMO activity. She is a highly skilled relationship and people manager and constantly seeks to innovate and collaborate to deliver the best service outcomes.  Since joining Abtran, Marie has overseen a number of successful mobilisations of new service contracts and led our strategic initiative portfolio. Prior to working with Abtran, Marie worked with several leading multinational organisations. She is a graduate of University College Cork, holding a Bachelors degree in Commerce and Masters degree in IT and Management Accounting.

Chief Technology Officer

Paul joined Abtran in early 2020, bringing nearly 20 years experience in the IT industry. 

As CTO, Paul’s technical leadership is centered upon articulating a clear vision and strategy. He is responsible for aligning the technology vision for Abtran with the business objectives. He has overall leadership of the execution of technology strategy, partnerships and external relationships. Paul draws on a wealth of experience in designing scalable distributed systems and is focused on evolving our IT engineering capability. Prior to joining Abtran, Paul worked with international FinTech and Telecommunications organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick.