Pat O’Donnell

Managing Partner

Pat O’Donnell is Co-Founder, Managing Partner and a Board Director of Principal Connections. Previously, a Consultant with a global professional

Hilarie Geary

Executive Chair

Hilarie Geary is a Founding Partner and Executive Chair of Principal Connections. Ms Geary celebrates a career spanning over 30 years

Darren McCabe

Practice Leader

Darren McCabe is a Practice Leader at Principal Connections. Having entered the recruitment industry in 2004, Mr McCabe  is an accomplished senior

Mark Middleton

Practice Leader

Mark Middleton is a Practice Leader at Principal Connections. With a career spanning almost 20 years, Mr Middleton specialises in high-level

Paul Marshall

Practice Leader

Paul Marshall is a Practice Leader at Principal Connections where he specialises in senior executive and management appointments from Head

John Phillips

Associate Director

John Phillips’ career spans over 40 years within the human resources domain across the Corporate, Indigenous and Not-For-Profit sectors in

Deirdre Hughes

Associate Director

Ms Deirdre Hughes’ career spans over 20 years across a number of senior executive positions within the media industry in

Ann Marie Brennan

Finance Director

Ann Marie Brennan leads the finance function at Principal Connections. A Certified Accountant, with a career spanning almost 30 years, Ms

Charlie Byrne

Business Support

Charlie Byrne provides business support to the management consulting team at Principal Connections. Mr Byrne initiated his career in executive


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