Meet The Team

Dealer Business Manager, Leinster/South East/Midlands, Peter O'Connor


Peter O'Connor

+353 86 2578706

peter.oconnor@topaz.ie

Peter has been in the oil industry for over 35 years, working for Jet, Statoil and Topaz. He started out as a Marketing Assistant responsible for supporting the Retail Area Managers.

From there, he moved to the role of Dealer Representative for the Midlands and then in Dublin. When Jet was sold to Statoil, Peter moved into the role of Company Area Manager responsible for licensee sites in Leinster, managing profitability and overall site performance. This was followed by a period as Distributor Area Manager in Leinster, managing key distributors ensuring targets were met and health and safety polices adhered to. 

Peter is currently Dealer Area Manager for the East, responsible for managing the existing Topaz Dealer network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail network. He is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support and advice to site operators.


Dealer Business Manager, South West, Tony Buckley


Tony Buckley

+353 86 2592647

tony.buckley@topaz.ie

Tony has worked in the oil industry for over 34 years, starting out in the BP Cork Oil Depot, working in the scheduling department. He moved to Dublin in the early 1980’s and worked in the areas of procurement and supply.

He worked as Dealer Area Manager for BP in the North West in the late 1980’s after which he moved back to Cork, working in both the commercial and retail sectors.

Tony has been a Company Area Manager, responsible for site profitability, standards and staff, and is currently Dealer Area Manager in the South having also carried out this role in the West.

Tony is responsible for managing the existing Topaz Dealer network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail network. He is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support and advice to site operators.


Dealer Business Manager, Northern Ireland/North East, Richard Stones


Richard Stones

+44 7771814515

richard.stones@topazenergy.ie

Richard is based in Belfast and is responsible for managing the existing Topaz Dealer network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail network.

He has over 16 years’ experience in the oil industry working for Shell and then moving to Topaz. He started as a Company Area Manager for Northern Ireland, where his responsibilities included managing store profitability and site standards across 13 locations. He moved to the role of Dealer Area Manager in 2001, where he has overseen the transition in branding from Shell to Topaz and been responsible for growing the presence of the Topaz brand in both Northern Ireland and Donegal. He is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support and advice to site operators.

Richard’s previous experience includes working for Coca Cola and a number of fast food and restaurant outlets.

His qualifications include a BA in Business Studies, a Masters in Business Administration and a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational Psychology.


Dealer Area Manager, Enda O'Reilly


Enda O'Reilly
+353 879421207

enda.oreilly@topaz.ie

Enda has over 14 years experience working in the forecourt industry having previously worked for Shell and Statoil before joining Topaz .Previous to this Enda worked in management positions in Dunne’s Stores throughout Ireland. He has worked in a number of rolls in Topaz including recruitment, loss prevention, fraud detection and administration controls.

 Having managed a number of high profile sites and most recently our station in Dublin Port Enda brings a wealth of experiences and fully understands the concerns and issues facing retailers today. Enda puts a strong emphasis on sales, staff engagement, customer loyalty and food safety while always focused on HSE.


Dealer Area Manager - Leinster, Peter Davidson


Peter Davidson
+353 872456169

peter.davidson@topaz.ie

Peter has worked within the oil industry for almost 20 years having joined Esso Ireland Ltd. In 1996. Peter started off his career in Lubricants as an Area Manager responsible for the Sales and Marketing of Passenger Vehicle Lubes. Peter set up a Distributor Network to sell Esso Lubricants as well as developing sales channels directly through the OEM vehicle importers and the Franchised dealer networks. In 1999 Peter added the Mobil range of Lubricants to his portfolio after the merger of Esso & Mobil.
 
In 2002 Peter Joined the Dealer Team working in the Leinster area looking after the Esso Dealers network and negotiating to sign both existing and new dealer sites. Peter’s territory grew over the next few years along with his responsibilities. Peter was the primary contact for the Esso Image contract, all advertising in trade publications, Credit management and was part of the emergency response team for the JFT in Alexandra Road.
 
In 2010 Peter was appointed to the role of Business Venture Manager with a focus on developing Group business for Esso. Peter had to identify opportunities to grow and develop the Esso Retail Network through Groups in The Republic of Ireland. Peter continues to look after the existing Esso / Topaz  Dealer Network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail Network. He is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support and advice to site operators
 
 






Dealer Area Manager - South West, Fred Lynch


Fred Lynch
+353 872714444

fred.lynch@topaz.ie

Fred has worked within the oil industry for over 25 years having joined Esso Ireland Ltd. In 1990. Fred started off his Esso career at the Alexandra Road Oil Terminal, working within the Orderpoint Department having responsibilities for fuels order taking and subsequent scheduling. Fred was then seconded to Esso Serve Europe as Orderpoint Group Head having responsibility for the ‘Delivery Management’ function across Ireland, Norway & Switzerland and was Manchester based.
 
Upon his repatriation back to Esso Ireland in 2002, Fred became a Territory Manager within the Company Owned network having responsibility for COCO & Licensee Sites in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Tipperary & Waterford. In 2006 Fred relocated back to Dublin and went on secondment to Esso Ireland’s subsidiary IROC (Irish Retail Operating Company) as a Territory Manager within the ‘On the Run’ portfolio having responsibility for health & safety, managing profitability, staff and overall site performance.
 
In 2010 Fred relocated back to Cork as a Dealer Territory Manager and remained in that position until the Topaz Energy Ltd. acquisition of Esso Ireland Ltd. Fred is currently a Dealer Area Manager for the South & West, responsible for managing the existing Topaz (Esso) Dealer network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail network. He is also responsible for providing Health & Safety support and advice to site operators.

 






Trainee Dealer Area Manager, Ian Ryan


Ian Ryan

+353 86 8223630

ian.ryan@topazenergy.ie


Ian has over 17 years’ experience working in the oil industry. He joined Esso Ireland Ltd in 1999 and started working in the area of Office Services / Facilities Management based in Esso Head Office, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Ian was responsible for the running of the Head Office facilities and managing contracts and accounts for all key suppliers. In 2002 Esso Ireland restructured its entire Irish business, relocating its back office departments to business support centres around central Europe, closing its Head Office in 2005.

Ian was appointed as Esso Ireland Office Manager in 2005, based in Esso Dublin Joint Fuels Terminal, Alexandra Road. This was an extremely broad role, gaining lots of experiencing in Retail, Legal, Accounting, Information Technology, and Project Management working very closely with the Esso Ireland Leadership team.
Topaz Energy Ltd acquired the Esso Ireland business in 2015 and Ian was appointed as Dealer Area Manager. This role supports the existing Dealer Network team and helps maintain and build relationships with all key Dealers throughout the 32 counties of Ireland.


Dealer Operations Manager, Declan Murphy


Declan Murphy

+353 86 0437754

declan.murphy@topaz.ie

Declan has over 14 years’ experience working in the oil industry. He has worked in a number of different areas including domestic home heat supply, fuel card, commercial sales, depot management and retail sales.

Declan joined Topaz in 2008 at the start of the rebrand process, overseeing the rollout of the Topaz brand in the West of Ireland.
Declan is responsible for supporting and managing the Dealer team, driving sales, customer satisfaction and promoting company values.
He is also responsible for managing the existing Topaz Dealer network in his area, implementing all Topaz marketing campaigns and initiatives, and identifying key opportunities to grow and develop the Topaz Retail network. He also provides Health & Safety support and advice to site operators.

He holds a Certificate in Marketing and a Degree in Business Studies.

Declan’s previous experience includes working in a variety of retail sales roles, selling to independent retailers, multiples and cash ’n’ carry businesses.


Network Development Director, Jonathan Diver


Jonathan Diver

+353 86 6012979

jonathan.diver@topaz.ie 

Jonathan Diver joined Statoil in 2001 and has worked in the roles of Site Manager and Area Manager before he was appointed to the role of Topaz Dealer Business Manager in early 2007.

  Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience working in the retail business working for Quinnsworth, Tesco, Freedom (Australia), Statoil and now Topaz.

Jonathan is responsible for looking after the Topaz Dealer Retail network of over 200 locations and during his time has been responsible for driving the development of the Dealer offer to improve customer service, provide value for customers, provide professional advice and support and deal with industry issues.

Jonathan is also responsible for developing the Topaz network through the acquisition and development of new forecourts, and the redevelopment of existing ones.

His qualifications include a BSc in Management and he recently completed a Masters in Strategic Sales Management.