Regional Councils

Tim Daly, McAfee, Southern Regional Chair

Tim Daly, McAfee, Southern Regional Chair

John Carr, Flextronics, Western Regional Chair

John Carr, Flextronics, Western Regional Chair

Midlands Regional Council

Midlands Regional Council

IEA Regional Councils

The IEA established its regional growth and development strategy in 2016, a mandate of which was to establish a number of IEA Regional Boards to be made up of representatives from exporting businesses around the country. In June last year the West Regional Council was established which is Chaired by John Carr, VP Supply Chain Solutions of Flextronics and the Cork Regional Council which is Chaired by Alan Fehily of DePuySynthes.

The purpose of these Regional Councils is: to increase IEA presence on the ground, enhance our ability to understand and develop solutions to the local issues that are affecting our members, and to ensure we strengthen the regional input into the main IEA National Council.

The remit of the IEA Regional Councils is to: provide a local point of contact to members; act as an advocate for the region, and the export requirements of members; and provide a succession platform to the IEA National Council. The IEA aim to be within arm’s reach and available to members around the country providing a platform for businesses to be heard on local issues. The model of the Regional Council is 8-10 companies meeting around 4 times per year.

For more information about the Regional Council or to register your interest to getting involved contact:
Fiona Burke
Communications, Events & Public Affairs
Email: fionaburke@irishexporters.ie
Tel: 01 642 4171

West Regional Council

Name Company Position Location
Chair John Carr Flextronics VP Business Development Limerick
Karen Dolan The Chanelle Group Customer Service Manager, Medical Customer Accounts & Irish Sales  Galway
Edel McGarry Masonite Masonite Customer Service Manager Leitrim
Damien McGuinn Ballina Beverages Logistics and Optimisation Manager Mayo
Andy Leyland Roravi Supply Chain & Business Development Director Galway
Jarlath Sweeney Fleet Transport Magazine Editor Mayo
John Newell Boston Scientific Logistics Manager Galway
Liam Henry Chemoran Director Galway

 Southern Regional Council

Name Company Position Location
 Chair Tim Daly McAfee Security Director of Operations, EMEA Cork
Paschal McCarthy Paschal McCarthy Management and Consultancy Service Managing Director Cork
Paula Tebay Bausch and Lomb Plank Logistics  Manager Waterford
John Paul Murphy Smurfit Kappa Customer Solutions Manager Cork
Anne Tobin Merck Materials Manager Cork
Michael Dollard Cartamundi Procurement Manager Waterford