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:
Communications, Events & Public Affairs
Tel: 01 642 4171
West Regional Council
|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|