Invest NI expresses condolences at the passing of Brian Conlon, First Derivatives

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest NI said “I was deeply saddened to hear that Brian has passed away following a short illness.

“Brian was a true entrepreneur with the vision and commitment to set up First Derivatives and grow it in to the global business it has become. I have witnessed first-hand, Brian’s personal drive and ability which has been pivotal in establishing Northern Ireland as a global centre of excellence for Financial Services technology. Brian was also deeply attached to his home city of Newry, and ensured that the success of First Derivatives as a company had a positive impact on the wider community.

“I extend sincere sympathy to Brian's family at this sad time and recognise that his passing will be strongly felt across our business community.”