Paul Cahill is Chief Operations Officer, Global at Waystone and is based in the Dublin operation. Paul has a proven track record in reorganising and aligning operations across multiple regions and sectors and has over 18 years of experience working on large-scale, multi-jurisdictional change management and integration projects. Paul’s education and his knowledge base cover both Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety.
Paul joined Waystone from Acacia where, as Health and Safety Consultant, he advised the health and technology sectors on all aspects of environmental health and safety, with a large part of his role focused on the health and safety systems of hospitals within the private sector.
Previously, Paul spent five years working for Siemens as Environmental Health and Safety Manager, where he developed and implemented cross-sector systems and led a team in delivering a cultural change programme across the organisation. While at Siemens, Paul was responsible for health and safety within the renewable energy division and worked on high-profile wind turbine sites across Ireland. In addition, Paul was involved with health and safety projects within the air transport industry, including the baggage handling systems at Dublin Airport’s T2.
Paul began his career at Chubb (UTC – a United Technologies Company), where he worked on large-scale health and safety initiatives, including managing their international audit programme, across the US, Europe and South Africa.
As Global COO at Waystone, Paul is responsible for the planning and execution of extensive operational projects across eight global jurisdictions. In addition, Paul oversees all centralised functions, such as the International Operations Teams, HR and Legal. Recent transformational initiatives include the opening of the Centre of Excellence in Cashel, Waystone’s second site location in Ireland. Paul is directly involved in the targeting and subsequent integration of acquisitions as they merge with Waystone, delivering synergies across the business. Paul’s involvement with integration comprises oversight of all due diligence and the design and development of efficient, ongoing operational procedures.
Paul holds a Master’s degree in Health and Safety from Dublin City University and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the Waterford Institute of Technology.