Circle K Ireland has today announced the appointment of Gordon Lawlor as its new Managing Director.
Lawlor, who currently serves as fuels director in the company, who will assume his new position on 1st August, taking up responsibility for leading the business in Ireland.
With over 21 years of experience in management and leadership roles in the fuel and convenience retail sector, Lawlor has worked ExxonMobil and Esso in Ireland, while also working with ExxonMobil in Brussels and London.
He led the Esso business in Ireland as its Chairman and Director from 2012 until its acquisition by Topaz Energy in 2015.
Following the acquisition of Topaz Energy in 2016 by Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT), Lawlor was promoted to fuels director of Circle K.
Lawlor said that he was honoured to be appointed as the new Managing Director of such an “outstanding company, with an excellent team and unrivalled service offering”.
“In recent years, we have cemented our position as a market leader in the forecourt and convenience space by delivering the very best customer service and experience, and the best and most innovative product range,” Lawlor said.
“The forecourt of today is not the forecourt of tomorrow and Circle K is already leading the evolution in this regard.
“Significant opportunities for growth and diversification lie outside the forecourt space and Circle K is primed to capitalise on this in the years ahead,” he explained.
Lawlor will take over from existing Managing Director Niall Anderton who has been promoted to Senior Vice President for Circle K Central & Eastern Europe and Ireland.
He will also assume his new role on 1st August.
Anderton has led the Circle K business in Ireland since February 2016 having previously held the role of chief financial officer, reportedly playing a pivotal role in the acquisition by ACT in December 2015.
During his tenure as managing director, Anderton led the integration of the Irish business into the wider Circle K group and the official rebrand of Topaz Energy to Circle K in 2017.
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