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Professional Experience

Shane joined Grant Thornton Ireland in 2021 as Head of Technical Change within the FS consulting practice, leading large scale enterprise change programs in the banking sector. Shane is a former Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Information Officer, M&A Director, Solution Architect and Program Manager with more than 17 years experience before joining Grant Thornton.

Sector Experience

Shane has deep subject matter expertise in strategy development, program management, technology delivery, Fintech & Regtech adoption, product ideation and launch, solution design and program delivery across Financial Services and Government.

Shane started his career as a technology consultant, solution architect and program manager, before joining the Fairfax Financial Holdings Group as the Chief Information Officer for their Irish Operations, as well as providing CIO oversight and fulfilling CIO duties for Insurance companies across the Fairfax Group. Shane oversaw and managed all aspects of the acquisition of more than 20 insurance entities during his time in Fairfax, working on deals with total consideration in excess of $2bn.

Most recently, before joining Grant Thornton, Shane launched a RegTech start up; where Shane was the co-creator and CSO of an award winning Digital SaaS Customer Onboarding platform called valid8Me.

Qualifications
  • BSc in Business Information Systems
  • CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Qualified Project & Program Manager
  • Qualified Solution Architect
  • Advanced Diploma in Global Business Services
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