2019: a year of executive decisions

The corporate year was characterised by a succession of big names stepping down from high-profile roles for a myriad of reasons

22nd December, 2019
2019: a year of executive decisions
Tony O’Reilly jr stepped down from Providence Resources earlier this month. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Tony O’Reilly jr’s departure from Providence Resources in 2019 was a landmark moment in Irish business life and perhaps the highest profile departure of many.

In the end, it was the non-payment of a long-promised $9 million loan from China that did for Tony O’Reilly jr at Providence Resources, the embattled exploration company, late in 2019.

By the time he stepped down from Providence earlier this month, O’Reilly had spent much of...

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