Regional Councils

Alan Fehily, J&J DePuySynthes

Alan Fehily, J&J DePuySynthes

John Carr, Flextronics

John Carr, Flextronics

Midlands Regional Council

Midlands Regional Council

IEA Launches Cork and West Regional Councils

In 2016, the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) established a Cork Regional Council (9th June 2016) Chaired by Alan Fehily of DePuySynthes, and West Regional Council (14th June 2016) Chaired by John Carr, VP Supply Chain Solutions at Flextronics.

Each Council will be made up of representatives from exporting businesses from the region. Their purpose is: to increase the IEA’s 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.

Alan Fehily, Chairman, Irish Exporters Association’s Cork Regional Council commented: “I am delighted to be announced as the Chairman of the IEA Cork Regional Council. Part of the mandate for the Irish Exporters Association in 2016 is to reach out to exporters nationally and establish a Regional Council backed by the National Council. We aim to accurately represent IEA membership in terms of size, sector and location across the country and through this representation, support the growth and development of all exporting businesses based throughout Ireland.”

John Carr, Chairman, Irish Exporters Association’s West Regional Council commented: “I am delighted to be associated with the IEA West Regional Council. The remit of a Regional Council is to: provide a local point of contact to our members; act as an advocate for the Western region, and the export requirements of our members, in the West; and provide a succession platform to the IEA National Council. We aim to be within arm’s reach and available to our members within the region. We have some great export success stories in in the west, companies in IT, Medtech, Seafood, and Agri-Food. The Medtech cluster in the Galway region is a good example of the vibrancy of the Galway region.”

In 2018 the IEA will activate and announce a Midlands Regional Council.

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
Edel McGarry Masonite Masonite Customer Service Manager Leitrim
Lorraine Walsh Chanelle Group PA to Managing Director Galway
Damien McGuinn Ballina Beverages Logistics and Optimisation Manager Mayo
Andy Leyland Lifes2good Supply Chain & Business Development Director Galway
Jarlath Sweeney Fleet Transport Magazine Editor Mayo
James Kirrane Boston Scientific Sterilization Project Manager Galway
Liam Henry Chemoran Director Galway

 Southern Regional Council

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