Greg Lawless
Arena Group CEO

Greg qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Deloitte in 1982 and subsequently worked with KPMG in both Minneapolis and Dublin. He joined Davy Stockbrokers in 1987 and was a director of Davy Corporate Finance until 1992. In 1993 he joined Allegro Limited, an Irish distribution business, and was part of the senior executive team that carried out a buy-out of the business later that year. He left the business in 2000 shortly after the business was sold. He held a number of posts during 2000-2004, mainly on a consultancy basis and he acquired his first business in the event rental sector in 2004 called Hireall along with his former Allegro business partner, Dermot Divilly.

Together they subsequently acquired other event rental businesses in Ireland and the UK, culminating in the acquisition of Arena Structures and Seating in 2007. Mr Divilly disposed of his interest in the Arena Group in 2012 as part of the investment by MML Equity Partners and Sports Investment Partners. Greg became Group chief executive officer of the Arena Group in 2011.