Jun 15, 2022

Orla Daly named as new Chief Information Officer at Skillsoft

Skillsoft Corp. (NYSE: SKIL) (“Skillsoft” or the “Company”), a leading platform for transformative learning experiences, has appointed Orla Daly to Chief Information Officer. Daly brings 25 years of experience driving success through effective IT and Business partnerships with leading organizations such as National Grid, Dell, and ExxonMobil

Daly joins Skillsoft from National Grid where she was responsible for driving the transformation of the IT organization to move to a Product Operating Model, focused on delivering improved business outcomes by reimagining operations and processes, leveraging technology, and adopting agile ways of working during her time as Vice President of IT and Digital Organizational Change Management. Prior to that, Daly served as the Vice President of IT Marketing at Dell, enabling marketing business priorities through technology. She held previous roles at Dell in her 13+ year tenure including IT Integration Lead and Senior Director, IT Business Partner (Sales & Marketing).

Daly graduated from Dublin City University in International Marketing and Languages. She earned her MSc, IT from Stirling University in Scotland and participated in the ExxonMobil Graduate Development Program at the London Business School. Additionally, she completed an exchange year covering four months of studying (Accounting, Marketing, HR, Economics) combined with a six-month work placement in Paris at NEOMA Business School.

To learn more about Daly, see her recent blog post on 7 tips to progressing your career here.

ON Partners consultants Andy Hickman and Bryan Buck are proud to have partnered with Skillsoft and Orla Daly on this successful placement. View more CIO-related executive placements here.

About Skillsoft


Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) delivers transformative learning experiences that propel organizations and people to grow together. The Company partners with enterprise organizations and serves a global community of learners to prepare today’s employees for tomorrow’s economy. With Skillsoft, customers gain access to blended, multimodal learning experiences that do more than build skills, they grow a more capable, adaptive, and engaged workforce. Through a portfolio of best-in-class content, a platform that is personalized and connected to customer needs, world-class tech and a broad ecosystem of partners, Skillsoft drives continuous growth and performance for employees and their organizations by overcoming critical skill gaps and unlocking human potential. Learn more at

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