Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an Economics degree, Tommy joined KPMG in Dublin in 1980 and worked there for five years qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. In 1985 he joined DCC which was then Ireland’s leading Venture and Development Capital business and subsequently worked in London for DCC for two years, returning to Dublin in 1990. At that time DCC was embarking on a change in strategy which led to the development of the business as a broadly based sales, marketing, distribution and business support services Group. Subsequently Tommy held positions as Managing Director of each of DCC’s Energy, IT and Environmental divisions and was Chief Executive from May 2008 until July 2017. Tommy is also a Non Executive Director of Essentra plc, a UK headquartered FTSE 250 company and of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.
DCC plc is headquartered in Dublin and operates across four divisions – DCC LPG, DCC Retail and Oil, DCC Technology and DCC Healthcare. In the year to 31 March 2016, DCC had revenues of Stg £12.3 billion and operating profits of Stg £345 million. DCC is listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1994 and has a market capitalisation of c. £6.5 billion.