John O’Donoghue becomes the new Fingal Chamber President
Fingal Chamber is delighted to announce the appointment of John O’Donoghue, General Manager with Aramark as its new Chamber President.
Helen McNamara, Bank Manager People Manager with Bank of Ireland, was appointed as Chamber Vice President, while Kevin Smith, Director and Head Of Pre-Sales at Fujitsu, steps into the role of Deputy Vice President.
John was formally appointed President at a recent Fingal Chamber Council meeting. He takes the mantle from Andrea Molloy, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport who was President in 2021.
John works for Aramark as General Manager overseeing the operation of three of Fingal’s key Heritage sites - Malahide Castle & Gardens, Newbridge House and Farm and the Casino model Railway Museum which opened in 2020.
John previously held the positions of Head of Procurement and Head of Facilities Delivery for clients across the EMEA region for Aramark’s Facilities division.
Welcoming the appointment Fingal Chamber Chief Executive Anthony Cooney said
“The Chamber Council plays a key role in influencing and approving the Chamber’s agenda on behalf of fellow members. It also elects the President as a chairperson and I believe in choosing John as their figurehead representative they have chosen wisely. He is highly a respected member of the Chamber and is committed to seeing our local businesses grow and succeed together, and I wish him great success during his tenure.”
“I would also like to thank our outgoing President, Andrea Molloy for her personal commitment, dedication and service to the Chamber over the past year, particularly given the unpredictable nature of business conditions.”
Accepting the chain of office, new Fingal Chamber President John O’Donoghue said
“It is a great honour to serve in this capacity for such a long-standing community organisation representing the business voice for the region. Malahide Castle and Newbridge House have been members of Fingal Chamber for many years so we are acutely aware of its importance to our business and the wider community.”
“I am looking forward to working closely with the Chamber CEO, Anthony Cooney and the Chamber board, and plan to lobby and represent current business needs and drive economic activity in the region working with key stakeholders including local businesses, Fingal County Council, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland.”
Established in 1994, Fingal Chamber is the independent voice of business in Fingal, supporting the best environment for members to thrive locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
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