Galway Chamber is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Deery to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
A native of Achill, in County Mayo, Kenneth has almost 20 years experience in the Retail Banking sector and most recently served as Regional Engagement Manager for AIB in Galway, serving both city and county. Prior to that, he held a wide variety of roles within AIB serving the business and community sectors.
Kenneth also has a strong background in Business and Community Development, Innovation and Tourism and has been a board member of a number of organisations in the community and tourism sectors in Mayo and Galway. He has led several business development delegations to the US, on behalf of the Achill local development organisation– Comhlacht Forbartha Áitiúil Acla – and worked collaboratively with a range of state and semi-state organisations on various initiatives for the island.
He holds a Corporate MBA from University of Limerick, a range of qualifications from the Institute of Bankers and a Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations from the Irish Academy of Public Relations.
Kenneth commented: “I am delighted to be joining Galway Chamber and look forward to working with the Board, the staff and the membership in driving the development and execution of our strategy into the future. This is an exciting time for Galway with considerable opportunities to be explored for the benefit of all.”
Dave Hickey, President of Galway Chamber, added: “Our Council is very pleased to welcome Kenneth to Galway Chamber and look forward to working closely with him to make Galway the best city in Ireland in which to live, work and to visit.”
Kenneth will take up the role mid-summer.
Galway Chamber is the premier business organisation in Galway, representing the interests of businesses in both city and county. Its activities include representing the region and its membership in national decision-making for a, lobbying on behalf of the Galway business community, creating opportunities for business networking, and providing practical support and guidance on matters such as export documentation, trade information and business promotion.