Leadership Team

Compass Informatics is powered by a highly experienced leadership team whose expertise and knowledge continuously inform our strategic direction. From GIS to IT managed solutions, from analytics to IoT, we utilise appropriate technologies to deliver appropriate solutions to our clients.

Gearóid Ó Riain – Managing Director and Co-Founder

Gearóid Ó Riain co-founded Compass Informatics Limited, and is the company’s Managing Director.   He leads company development strategy and delivery and combines this with project design and advisory studies across a wide range of sectors.  Gearóid is also a director of GoParkit, a parking payments and management provider, and iGeotec, a geospatial technologies company.

Contact Gearóid to discuss partnerships, collaboration and business development, including no-cost scoping studies.  To ensure a high quality team, Gearóid also leads team recruitment.

Gearóid holds an MSc. by Research from Trinity College Dublin, and a number of project management and business development qualifications.

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Vivienne Kelly – Chief Operating Officer & Business Development

As Chief Operating Officer, Vivienne is responsible for the day-to-day operations at Compass Informatics, including programme management and overseeing the successful delivery of clients’ projects. Vivienne has a strong background in business architecture and business analysis with extensive experience in the delivery of complex large scale projects. Vivienne combines her COO responsibilities with close collaboration with project delivery teams to ensure that our projects deliver excellent value for money.  Vivienne holds an MSc. by Research and an Honours Degree in Science, both from Trinity College Dublin.

Contact Vivienne re our services, potential or existing projects, and business development including tendering.

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Eamon Kerrigan – Business Development Manager, UK

As Business Development Manager, Eamon works with existing and new clients to design success and value in any of the data analysis and systems development work that the Compass team delivers.
Eamon has a background in Geographical Information Systems, in indoor navigation solutions also, and in working with organisations to achieve shared positive commercial and business outcomes.

Contact Eamon re our services, potential or existing projects, and business development including tendering.

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Walter French – Senior Solutions Officer

Walter’s responsibilities as senior projects manager cover geomatics and data analytics projects. With a robust technology background, including a BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering, he provides project design and management skills and also key account management for a range of longstanding clients. Walter continues to lead the company development of new analytics approaches and reflects this in his academic qualifications, including an MSc. in Geographical Information Systems from Maynooth University.

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Ken Dowling – Test & Support Manager

Ken Dowling role as a senior test and support manager encompasses a range of service areas, most particularly across systems development.  Ken has a strong technology and GIS background, and as a senior company staff member has proven knowledge of company capabilities and client requirements. Ken holds a BA from University College Dublin, project management qualifications and technical qualifications.

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Liam Lysaght – Centre Director at the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Liam Lysaght is a senior Compass Informatics staff member and is Centre Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre. The National Biodiversity Data Centre is operated under Service Level Agreement by Compass Informatics. Liam provides strategic and operational direction and management to both the Centre and the development of its core data management systems.

Liam holds a doctorate on birdlife and habitats from Trinity College Dublin. He was previously Wildlife Officer at the Heritage Council, Ireland, and before that worked as a park ranger and lecturer.  He is a member of the National Biodiversity Forum and Ireland’s representative on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility node managers working group.

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Gert Conradie – Country Manager – South Africa

Based in Cape Town, Gert Conradie is Country Manager for Compass Informatics activities in South Africa  Gert was previously based in the Dublin office for over four years and has maintained his relationships with Irish- and UK-based clients, parallel with the development of our South African services.

Gert has a background in agricultural engineering, coupled with systems development and data management expertise.  He accumulated significant experience in the agri engineering area and in the IT/Geo/Engineering sectors in South Africa prior to his assignment to Ireland.  He combines a senior systems analyst/developer role with  business and strategic development and a strong awareness of client requirements across Ireland, the UK and South Africa.

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What our clients say...

"The Compass team combine top class skills and hold integrity dear."
"The Compass team combine top class skills and hold integrity dear."

“The analytical data provided by Compass applications allows us to make better decisions”
“The analytical data provided by Compass applications allows us to make better decisions”

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Our Locations

  • Compass Informatics Limited
  • Block 8, Blackrock Business Park
  • Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
  • County Dublin, Ireland, A94 W209
  • +353-1-210 4580
  • Compass Informatics UK Limited
  • Templar House, 1 Sandbeck Court, Sandbeck Way
  • Wetherby, LS22 7BA
  • United Kingdom
  • +44-1937-833933