Patrick Kidney

Pat has overall responsibility for Analysys Mason's business in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He is a highly experienced telecoms adviser, who has worked extensively in the design, implementation and project management of fixed, wireless and sub-sea telecoms systems. Working for major government departments and public and private-sector organisations around the world, he has advised on ICT strategy, business planning, procurement, programme management, and network design and roll-out, as well as technical assurance and due diligence. Pat has been engaged by the UK and Irish governments as technical consultant during the deployment of the submarine and terrestrial elements of Project Kelvin. He has also led the commercial and technical due diligence of a number of submarine cable systems, including recent developments in the Atlantic. Pat has worked with a number of governments in Europe and Africa, taken part in projects to determine the likely pricing and impact of regional submarine cables (SEACOM, EASSy and WACS), and carried out feasibility studies into the provision of a new international submarine cables. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Pat spent 12 years in the Irish Defence Forces as a telecoms engineer and project manager. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and is also a past Chairman of the IET Ireland network.