• Chamber Officers

  • Anthony Cooney

    Fingal Chamber Chief Executive

    Anthony was appointed the Chief Executive of Fingal Chamber in August 2017. Previously, he held senior director roles in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry, B2B support services and the HORECA (Hotel, Restaurant & Catering) services. He was also a director of the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA).

    As Chief Executive, Anthony is responsible for the operational activities of the Chamber, working with the President, Board of Directors and Chamber Council in developing the overall strategic plan of the Chamber and coordinating its implementation. Anthony oversees the day to day running of the Chamber which has a membership of 400+ businesses in Fingal. Anthony sits on numerous committees within the county as the key business representative in Fingal on behalf of the Chamber. 

    Locally, Anthony represents the Business Sector on Fingal County Council's Economic Enterprise & Tourism Development Strategic Policy Committee, which has responsibility for the tourism strategy and economic development; the enterprise support functions; the Local Enterprise Office; and, the preparations, implementation and review of the economic elements of the Local Economic and Community (LECP). He is also a member of the Fingal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), which is responsible for coordinating, planning and overseeing local development initiatives including the implementation of the Fingal Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP).

    Nationally, Anthony is the chair of the Chambers Ireland Chief Executive's Forum that addresses issues of concern to its members and advises the board on issues affecting local chambers.

    Anthony has also sat on the judging panels of a number of awards including the National Recruitment Federation Awards, the Drogheda Business Excellence Awards, and the Dublin People Awards.

    Anthony leads the Chamber's lobbying operations, where he works to influence key decision-makers on matters of concern to members. To find out more about the Chamber's advocacy work, click here.

    Email: anthony@fingalchamber.ie

  • Helen McNamara, Bank of Ireland

    Fingal Chamber President 2023

    Helen has been working in the financial services sector for the past 19yrs and has a comprehensive knowledge of the financial services industry and its procedures within retail banking, commercial lending, and financial/credit analysis; rules and regulations. Currently a Business Origination Manager, for Area East with Bank of Ireland, working with SMEs from across all sectors in the development of financial strategies that will facilitate growth and expansion of the business over the short medium to longer term.

    Helen is both honoured and delighted to be taking over as President of the Chamber 2023. She is looking forward to continuing the excellent work of the Chamber CEO Anthony Cooney, and the Chamber board members, as the Chamber continues to lobby and represent business and drive economic growth in the Fingal region for our members. 

    Email: president@fingalchamber.ie

  • Fingal Chamber Board of Directors 2023

    Company Secretary & Chief Executive

    Anthony Cooney | Fingal Chamber


    Helen McNamara | Bank of Ireland

    Vice President

    Kevin Smith | Fujitsu

    Deputy Vice President


    Immediate Prior President

    John O'Donoghue | Aramark


    Maura Cassidy | daa


    Guy Thompson | Castleknock Hotel


    Bill Kearney | IBM Ireland


    Jock Jordan | One4all


    Andrea Molloy | Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

  • Past Chamber Presidents

    1994-1995 Tony Lambert
    1995-1996 Tony Lambert
    1996-1997 David Donnelly
    1997-1998 David Donnelly
    1998-1999 Pat McNamara
    1999-2000 Vincent Shannon
    2000-2001 Helen Dunne
    2001-2002 Pat McNamara
    2002-2003 Pat McNamara
    2003-2004 Pat McNamara
    2004-2005 Catriona O’Leary
    2005-2006 Declan Monaghan
    2006-2007 Francis Whelan
    2007-2008 Francis Whelan
    2008-2009 Andrew O’Neill
    2009-2010 Andrew O’Neill
    2010-2011 Siobhan Moore
    2011-2012 Siobhan Moore
    2012-2013 Siobhan O’Donnell (Moore)
    2013-2014 Siobhan Kinsella
    2014-2016 Siobhan Kinsella
    2016-2017 Guy Thompson
    2018-2019 Jock Jordan
    2020 Bill Kearney
    2021 Andrea Molloy
    2022 John O'Donoghue









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