Siobhán Curtin named New Site Lead for eBay Ireland appointed

by Gazette Reporter
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 A natural leader with extensive experience, Siobhán Curtin has been appointed Site Lead at eBay Ireland. In her new role, Siobhán will head up teams at the European HQ in Blanchardstown as well as employees who work remotely across Ireland. 

With a strong focus on company culture and staff development, Siobhán will be responsible for the cross-functional teams and departments supporting local and global eBay programmes.

The Kildare native has worked with eBay for over 17 years. Siobhán joined eBay in 2004 as a customer services representative. During her time at eBay, she has worked across multiple functions in the business amassing experience in key leadership as well as customer-focused roles not only in Ireland, but globally and most recently, Siobhán was Director UK & Ireland Customer Operations. 

In the past five years, Siobhán has been instrumental in positioning eBay as a leader in the virtual working space. In 2017, she was lead on the eBay@Home programme, which saw eBay recruit new employees across Ireland, offering them a permanent remote work contract that allowed them to work and live in their own communities. Ireland was the first eBay market in the world to offer this option to candidates, which was later rolled out in the US, UK and Germany.

Derek Allgood, Vice President at eBay said: “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. Siobhán is passionate about encouraging eBay team members to reach their full potential and she takes a similar approach with our sellers, particularly the small Irish businesses that she wants to see flourish on our marketplace and reach as many buyers as possible. She’s a natural leader and this is a fantastic appointment for the eBay business.”

Siobhán Curtin said: “I’m thrilled to become the Site Leader for eBay Ireland. 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. As Site Lead, I look forward to empowering the eBay Ireland workforce and the wider eBay community to ensure they are set for success.”

Making an impact in the wider community is important to Siobhán and she has worked on several initiatives to support small Irish businesses to start exporting globally through ebay.ie. Inclusivity and equality are also core to Siobhán’s beliefs. As part of her role as Site Lead for eBay Ireland she will work closely with the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team as well as the Ireland Changemakers team, which encourages social entrepreneurship in local communities across the country. 

Siobhán, who currently lives in Navan, holds a BA in Human Resources Management from the National College of Ireland. She also holds a business diploma from Ballyfermot College of Further Education and a diploma in HR industrial relations from National College of Ireland.

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