About Board of Directors Leslie Buckley | Digicel Group

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Vice Chairman

Leslie is a founding director of the board of directors and has been actively involved in the development of our pan-Caribbean GSM network. Leslie was involved in the start-up of Esat Telecom Group plc and Esat Digifone Limited and held the position of acting chief operating officer of Esat Telecom during 1996 and 1997.

Leslie established his own consultancy business in 1990 and has since been retained on a number of key public and private sector appointments. These include the restructuring of Waterford Crystal plc, the restructuring and sale of Irish Steel plc, consulting work with Irish Rail and the restructuring of Aer Lingus (Ireland’s national airline).

Leslie is currently the Chairman of Another 9, and a director and shareholder of a number of other Irish companies including Siteserv and Bayhill Enterprises Limited. He was a nominee of the Minister for Transport on the Board of Aer Lingus Group plc from 2009-2012. In August 2012, he was appointed Chairman of Independent News and Media plc, having previously served on the Board from March 2009 to June 2011.

In January 2009, Leslie established Haven, to help the people of Haiti through the provision of shelter, sanitation facilities, training and income generation initiatives to encourage long-term, sustainable development in Haiti. Leslie is also Vice Chairman of Digicel Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary company of Digicel Group Ltd. Leslie has been a director since 2000.

Leslie Buckley