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Mr Leslie Buckley

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Mr Leslie Buckley

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Mr. Leslie Buckley, MSc; Mr. Buckley is Vice Chairman of Digicel, a mobile phone network provider operating in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America, and Oceania regions. He also holds Non-Executive Directorships in Actavo Ltd. and Nualtra Ltd., and is a shareholder in Initiafy.

Mr. Buckley served as the Chief Operations Officer of Esat Telecom from 1996 to 1997. He established his own consultancy business in 1990 and since retained on a number of key public and private sector appointments. He gained 20 years senior executive experience with Waterford Crystal and as Managing Director of various companies including Smurfit Corrugated Cases, Agra Meat Packers Ltd and Monaghan Mushrooms.

He has since been retained on key public and private sector projects, including the previous reconstruction of Waterford Crystal plc, the reconstruction and sale of Irish Steel plc, consulting work with Irish Rail and the present restructuring of Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline, where he also previously served on the Board. He was Chairman of Independent News & Media plc from August, 2012 until March 2018.

With his wife Carmel, he co-founded the Haven Partnership in 2008. Haven is an Irish NGO strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build strong and sustainable livelihoods.