Our purpose is to deliver a quality solution for our clients whilst enabling people and businesses to grow and progress.

Conor Gilligan

Chief Executive Officer

Conor has over 30 years’ experience working in Ireland’s construction industry. Having graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Economics and Mathematics and having studied Accountancy through the A.C.C.A. he spent a brief period with C&C plc before joining Roadbridge in 1990 on the Shannon Aerospace Project. He became Financial Controller of the company in 1993 and was responsible for the setting up and incorporation of Roadbridge in 1999 of which he was appointed to the Board as Director with responsibility for finance. He was appointed Managing Director in 2003 and has overseen the expansion of Roadbridge in both the Irish and International Construction Markets. Conor has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Derrin Group.

Trevor Byrne

Chief Financial Officer

Trevor is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and has over 15 years’ experience as a finance professional. Having graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Law and Accounting, Trevor joined Roadbridge in 2006 serving as both Roadbridge’s Financial Accountant and as PPP Finance Manager until 2010 when he became Financial Controller to assist on the international expansion of Roadbridge. In 2012 he moved on to work as CFO of the Kelcom Group and Finance Director of London Irish Rugby before re-joining Roadbridge in 2015 to fill the newly created role of CFO. Trevor has overall responsibility for Finance, ERP, Payroll and Commercial Reporting. Trevor has recently been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for the Derrin Group.

Pat McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

Pat joined Roadbridge as a Site Engineer in 1985. He was appointed as company director in 1999. Pat has worked with Roadbridge for over 35 years where he has acquired considerable knowledge of civil engineering methods and techniques during his time while responsible for delivering some major civil engineering projects such as the M8 Cashel to Mitchelstown ECI Motorway and the N8 Rathcormac/Fermoy Bypass PPP Project, as well as working in overseas markets. Pat has recently been appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Derrin Group.

Conn Murray


Conn Murray was the chief architect of Limerick’s remarkable economic renaissance. He presided over the hugely successful merger of two local authorities to form Limerick City and County Council in June 2014 until he stepped down as Chief Executive in August 2019.

Not alone has he implemented the biggest single change-management programme in local government but simultaneously put in place the building blocks for the city’s unprecedented economic upturn that has seen over 14,000 new jobs and €2billion of planned investment bound for Limerick over the past five years. That came about thanks to the ‘Limerick 2030: An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’ – a once in a generation plan delivered by Mr. Murray to guide the economic, social and physical renaissance of Limerick city centre, the wider county and Limerick city region.

Conn Murray commenced his career in his native Co. Meath and worked in a number of local authorities, including Tipperary, Limerick and Cork before being appointed City Manager in Waterford in September 2003. Subsequent to that, he was appointed Manager of Louth County Council in September 2007. In August 2012 he was appointed Dual Manager of both Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council before taking up his role as Chief Executive of the new amalgamated Limerick City and County Council in 2014.

A former member and chairperson of the County & City Management Association and formally served on the National Fire Directorate and the Board of Local Government Management Agency. He also chaired the CCMA Housing and Building Committee on two separate occasions and represented the CCMA on the Local Authority National Council, the Oversight Group on Haddington Road and the Performance Management and Monitoring Group. He currently serves as a Governor of Mary Immaculate College and the recently formed Land Development Agency.