Matthew Connolly

Founder, Managing Director

EIRE Systems


Matthew Connolly is co-founder, along with Paul Timmons, and Managing Director of EIRE Systems, a leading Asia-based IT services firm. Matthew's leadership and vision has enabled EIRE Systems to grow organically with more than 150 people based in offices throughout Asia. His domain expertise has contributed to the development of EIRE Systems extremely high reputation for providing the best solutions and value in all areas of technology infrastructure for its clients.

Having been based in Japan from 1990, after graduating with an Electronics Engineering degree from Trinity College, Matthew started his career as a software developer within the insurance, electronics and investment banking sectors, moving into technology infrastructure management, also within the investment banking sector, before establishing EIRE Systems in 1996. As a Consultant and Project Director, Matthew has successfully delivered numerous highly complex business critical technology infrastructure projects for his clients in the Asia region.

Matthew has an extensive network of connections both in Japan and the region, is very active within the Asia Pacific Irish business community and a former President of the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew Treloar

Country Manager

EIRE Systems Hong Kong


Andrew Treloar is Country Manager of EIRE Systems Hong Kong, with responsibility over the Greater China region. Andy is an experienced senior consultant and senior manager in the Information Technology and Financial Services industries, who brings years of experience to EIRE, in terms of operations, restructuring, project management and business development.

Andy hails from Redruth in Cornwall and after studying at University of London's Goldsmiths College, entered the financial services sector in the City of London for three years before spending the last 23 years living and working in Asia. Andy has both regional and global experience based predominantly in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Andy has a track record of delivering significant improvements for IT firms, be they global multinational or SMEs, for their projects, operations, services, personnel, processes and procurement functions.

Noted strengths include; Business development, analysis and process re-engineering resulting in tactical and strategic improvements; Leadership and management of large complex corporate IT Departments; Creation of Project Management Offices (PMO) and teams for large scale IT projects across multiple regions and; Design, Implementation and On-going Support of Trading Floors, Data Centers, Large Scale Office Refurbishments / Relocations and all associated IT infrastructure.

Paul Timmons

Founder, Managing Director

EIRE Systems


Paul has over 25 years experience in the IT industry working as an IT consultant and Senior / Executive Project Manager, and has completed many major IT projects in the Finance, Insurance, Retail, Computer, Semiconductor, Pharmaceuticals and Hospitality sectors.

After graduating in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technical (DIT) and receiving a B.Sc. (Eng) from Trinity College Dublin, Paul moved to Japan to work for over two years at the R&D facility of a large Japanese electronics manufacturer. From there Paul moved into the Semiconductor Sector, and worked for a U.S. start-up manufacturing test equipment for the Japanese Flat Panel inspecting equipment market. After spending over five years in this position, Paul, along with Matthew Connolly set up EIRE Systems K.K. in Tokyo in January 1996.

Since 1996, working with the EIRE Systems management team, Paul has helped to develop EIRE Systems service offerings in the IT Consulting, IT Support and Project Management fields, and has assisted the establishing of EIRE's offices and businesses in HK, Singapore and Shanghai. Paul has also completed multiple client assignments across the APAC region including China, Taiwan, Australia, and Korea.

Jim Connolly

Managing Director

EIRE Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.


Jim Connolly is the Managing Director of EIRE Systems Singapore, with responsibility for South East Asia. With over 20 years of experience in financial and network technology across the Asia Pacific region, Jim brings a deep and broad understanding of the needs of multinational organisations, both from a technical and business management perspective.

Jim’s career includes 15 years working in both Business Development and Technology units at one of the largest global financial information system providers. His experience with that firm includes management as the lead coordinator for a major software upgrade and associated end-user training covering a user base of several thousand users across the Asia Pacific Region. Additionally, having been based in Singapore and Tokyo, and having direct coverage of users in Hong Kong he carries a comprehensive insight into the differing business needs across these centres.

With his long and varied history of business development with clients ranging from the largest global banks, to locally based corporations and financial institutions across Asia, Jim brings a record of collaborative data and technology infrastructure solutions that address client needs comprehensively.

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