Lucy Gaffney is Chairperson of Communicorp Group Limited who owns and operates radio stations across Ireland, the UK and Europe, including Irish national stations Today FM and Newstalk 106-108 FM. In 2014, Communicorp acquired 8 regional radio stations from Global Radio in the UK. The total number of radio stations owned by Communicorp is now 21.
Lucy is a founding director of Digicel Group since its launch in Jamaica in 2001. Today the Digicel Group has extended its operations to 32 markets with over 14.5 million subscribers in the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific regions, including Jamaica, Haiti, Panama and Papua New Guinea. Previous to that she held a number of positions with Esat Telecom in Ireland.
In May 2013 Lucy was appointed to the Topaz Energy Group Limited (TEGL) Board of Directors and served on their board until January 2016.
From March 2005 to December 2008, Lucy held the position of Chairperson of the National Action Plan against Racism in Ireland (NAPR). She has previously held directorships in Special Olympics, First Active plc, Campus Stadium Ireland and Tesco Ireland.
She was a non-executive director of the Board of Ulster Bank Limited, whose ultimate parent company is the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, from 2004-2007.
In March 2009, Lucy was appointed to the Board of Independent News & Media plc as a Non-Executive Director where she served on the board until January 2016.
Lucy is a graduate from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin