Anne Heraty is the co-founder, major stakeholder and CEO of CPL Resources plc. In 1989, Heraty and Keith O’Malley founded Computer Placement Ltd., which placed people at IT companies setting up businesses in Ireland. In 1992, she became sole shareholder. In 1996, Heraty’s husband, Paul Carrol, joined the group and in 1999 they took CPL to the Irish and London stock markets, making Heraty the first female CEO of an Irish company floated on the stock exchange. In 2006, she won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Ireland.