Meet the representatives for each Consortium Member of this CEF funded EU Action

Padraig Harte, IT sligo

Padraig Harte, the lead team member, is a lecturer in the School of Engineering & Design at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. He has 30 years’ experience in the IT Industry and has been a lecturer for the last 13 years. He also has 7 years senior management experience in Sligo Local Authorities as the Head of IT giving him valuable insight into accounting practices in Public Service. Padraig has been researching e-Invoicing extensively in the last number of years, was a contributor to the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure AS2 specifications, co-led the National PEPPOL Pilot and has delivered presentations on eInvoicing both in Ireland and in Europe.

Marilia Liotta, Sicilia Digitale

Marilia Liotta is a Program and Project for Sicilia Digitale S.p.A., the IT company of the Region of Sicily. She has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. She holds a Ph.d in Robotics at the University of Palermo and continued her works in Research and Development groups for 5 years, mostly in Artificial Intelligence and eLearning subjects. She has been working for IT companies for Public Administration, for Sicilia Region in particular, for the last 15 years, at the beginning as a project manager and after as a coordinator of eHealth projects. In the last 5 years she has been the coordinator of the Project Division of Sicilia Digitale S.p.A.

Audrey-Anne Callus Randich, Ministry for Finance and Employment, Malta

Audrey-Anne Callus Randich, Officer in Grade 4 with the Ministry for Finance and Employment in Malta. Previously Director in charge of Programme Implementation in the Ministry for Finance and Director for Financial Policy and Analysis in the same Ministry.Currently in charge of the eInvoicing Implementation Project and also chair of the National Forum on eInvoicing. Audrey-Anne is also a member on the OpenPeppol Managing Committee in representation of end-users.

Bernie Kelly, NSSO

Bernie is Head of Financial Management Shared Services at the National Shared Services Office and has some 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in global multinational organisations. This includes time spent in the medical device and technology sectors, including Cambridge Diagnostics, Nortel Networks and Avaya.

As a CIMA Accountant, Bernie has previously served on the CIMA Council of Ireland and as Chair of the Western Area Branch. Bernie has senior leadership level experience in operations, shared services and finance, including; Shared Services in EMEA Finance Services, Global Order to Cash operations; Global forecasting and outlook management; Cross functional Transformational projects; Statutory Control Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Treasury Management and Management accounting. Bernie is currently leading the programme for the implementation of the Integrated Financial Management and Reporting System for Central Government and the establishment of Finance Shared Services.

Edmund Gray, TSL t/a Nebule Software

Edmund Gray, has been involved in the IT Industry for over 30 years as a Software Developer and Team Manager. He has developed accounting and eInvoicing systems since 1990 based on many EDI standards. He is also currently part of the management team of CEN TC 434, that are delivering the CEN EN Standard for e-Invoicing.

Edmund is responsible for the Testing and Test Methodology and his group works with the Commission, CEF and ISA teams, to deliver a test bed that can be used by all implementations across the EU. He also Chairs the eProcurement Committee of the Irish National Standards Association in Ireland (NSAI) and represents Ireland as a delegate in the EU Multi-Stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing and is Coordinator of the UN/CEFACT Supply Chain Projects. He is also advisor to both English and Irish Governments on eInvoicing as he was the Technical Advisor on the NHS England project and part of the working group setup by the Irish Office of Government Procurement to develop a high level strategic plan to implement eInvoicing.

Carmen Ciciriello, Celeris

Carmen Ciciriello, CEO of Celeris Group, is an expert in innovation and development of digital services. She is an advisor to the European Commission and governments on policies, digital initiatives and the application of European standards.
She has successfully managed projects in the fields of online payments, electronic invoicing, digital public procurement and Linked Open Data. She was the director responsible for the adoption of the PEPPOL standards during the Large Scale Pilot project and managed the implementation of PEPPOL messages and network for the National Health Service in England.

Carmen has been a member of various expert groups of the European Commission, such as the EC Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement, EC Payment Systems Market Expert Group, and EC Expert Group on eInvoicing.