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Vanessa Hartley named Google Ireland head

Vanessa Hartley appointed new head of Google Ireland, succeeding Adaire Fox-Martin. Transition marks significant change for Google's Irish operations.

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Google has appointed Vanessa Hartley as the new head of its Irish business, succeeding outgoing chief Adaire Fox-Martin. Hartley, who previously served as vice-president of EMEA sales, brings a wealth of experience from her roles within Google’s global business organization and strategy and operations teams. Prior to joining Google, Hartley held positions at GloHealth and Aviva Ireland. Her appointment marks a significant transition for Google’s operations in Ireland.

“I am both humbled and excited to lead Google Ireland into the next phase of our evolution, building on our proud, two-decade history here in Ireland,” Ms Hartley said. “Making AI helpful for everyone in a responsible way will be my top priority in this new role.”

Vanessa Hartley assumes leadership at Google Ireland following the company’s milestone 20th anniversary in the country. With Google employing over 5,000 individuals in Ireland, Hartley’s appointment marks a significant transition amidst broader changes in the tech industry.

Google EMEA president Matt Brittin welcomed Ms Hartley’s appointment. “Her experience will be invaluable as we continue to help Irish people, communities and businesses succeed and make the most of AI,” he said.

Hartley’s appointment follows the announcement of Adaire Fox-Martin’s departure in March. Fox-Martin, who held the role of Google’s Irish head since 2022, is set to join data center company Equinix as CEO and president. Prior to her current position, Fox-Martin led Google Cloud’s global go-to-market teams, underscoring her integral role in Google’s strategic endeavors.

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