eBay Ireland appoints company veteran Siobhán Curtin as new site leadBlathnaid O’Deaon April 11, 2022 at 12:50 Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic

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eBay Ireland has appointed company veteran Siobhán Curtin as its new site lead. The Kildare native has worked for the online auction giant for more than 17 years. She will lead operations at eBay’s European headquarters in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin.

Curtin will also be in charge of the company’s remote teams distributed across Ireland. Most recently, she was director of UK and Ireland customer operations at eBay. Over the past five years, she has led the company’s transition to virtual and hybrid forms of working.

In 2017, she served as lead on the eBay@Home programme, which saw the company offer its new Irish recruits a permanent remote work contract.

Last September, eBay was one of four businesses that joined social enterprise group Grow Remote to launch a new remote working alliance promoting the option for companies and workers alike.

Ireland was the first eBay market in the world to offer the permanent remote work contract to prospective candidates, with the model later rolled out in the US, UK and Germany.

Derek Allgood, VP at eBay said that “Siobhán has had a hugely positive impact on the eBay business as well as the teams she leads and works with both in Ireland and internationally. Her experience, integrity and motivational qualities are widely recognised across the business and make her the outstanding candidate for the position of site lead for eBay Ireland.”

He praised her passion for encouraging her eBay team members to “reach their full potential,” adding that she takes a similar approach with sellers, “particularly the small Irish businesses that she wants to see flourish” on eBay’s marketplace.

Curtin said that she looked forward in her new role “to empowering the eBay Ireland workforce and the wider eBay community to ensure they are set for success.”

“The culture at eBay is one built on community, hard work and pioneering spirit and it is something I will ensure continues to grow and thrive in my new role.”

Curtin originally joined the company in 2004 as a customer services representative. She has held a variety of roles in the organisation since then. In her new role, she will work closely with eBay’s Ireland Changemakers team, which encourages social entrepreneurship in local communities across the country.

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