Kieran Nagle was appointed Chairman in July 2005. He has 40 year's international experience in the IT sector having begun his career as a programmer with Irish Computer Bureau Services in 1967. His overseas experience commenced when he joined US multinational, Litton Industries in Sydney in 1972 before joining Honeywell in Melbourne with further positions in Dublin, Montreal and Edmonton. He returned to Dublin in 1980 and became a founder director of a new start up called Kindle. In 1991, Kindle was sold to ACT, a large UK plc. In 1995, ACT was sold to Misys plc and became Kindle Banking Systems with Kieran as Chairman and CEO. Kieran stepped down as CEO after 20 years in 2000, and remained as part time Chairman until the end of 2001.