Considine is new Shannon Chamber president

Considine is new Shannon Chamber president


Mary Considine, Deputy CEO, Shannon Group

Shannon Chamber has confirmed the appointment of Mary Considine, deputy CEO, Shannon Group plc, as its new president.

Ms Considine succeeds outgoing president Julie Dickerson, managing director, Shannon Engine Support, whose term of office concluded at the end of March.

Making the announcement on behalf of the Board, Shannon Chamber CEO said: “Since joining the Board as a director, Ms Considine’s guidance and contribution has been invaluable. Her cumulative wealth of experience will enable her to steer the Board as we work to deliver on a very wide range of programmes to benefit our 300 member companies and the region as a whole.”

Mary Considine

Thanking outgoing president Julie Dickerson for her enormous contribution to the Board, Ms Downes added: “Combining her role as managing director of Shannon Engine Support with her duties as President  was a very demanding task  but was delivered with unswerving dedication. The Board extends its thanks and appreciation for the time invested as President. Ms Dickerson will remain on the Board as ex officio.”

Shannon Chamber is also pleased to announce the selection of Stephen Keogh, managing partner, Keating Connolly Sellors as its vice president and that Eoin Gavin, managing director, Eoin Gavin Transport will also join the board.

Welcoming Mr Gavin to the board, Ms Downes added: “His expertise in the areas of transportation, goods import and export will be of benefit to the Chamber as we assess the real impact of Brexit on business. His links with businesses of all sizes and types and his track record as president of the Irish Road Haulage Association will equip the board with a new set of skills in this area.”

In line with its establishment of key Forums such as the Mid-West Lean Network, the HR Forum and the CEO Forum, which enables the Chamber to give greater focus to areas of interest to members, a new Transport Committee is being established, which will be chaired by Mark Nolan, managing director, Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.