Irish Exporters Association announces David Carthy, DLA Country Managing Partner as 2020 President

Irish Exporters Association announces David Carthy, DLA Country Managing Partner as 2020 President

DLA Piper to collaborate with Irish export industry

Dublin, 22nd January 2020 – The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the association representing the interest of the Irish exporting industry to facilitate and grow their exports to world markets, is delighted to today announce David Carthy, Country Managing Partner for DLA Piper International LLP as President of the association.

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association commented: “We are delighted to have David take up the Presidency. He has considerable experience supporting Irish businesses, inward investment and international trade and the Irish Exporters Association will leverage his insight and experience in the development of new and innovative service offerings for all businesses involved in exporting and international trade. David has been involved with the IEA for many years and his dedication and engagement on the National Council has been outstanding. We look forward to working closely with him throughout the year, representing the interests of the exporting industry in front of all levels of government and industry, with a keen focus on the impact of climate change and sustainability on members.

“On behalf of the staff and IEA Council, I would like to thank Marie Armstrong for serving as IEA President in 2019. Over the past 12 months, Marie has helped to modernise and develop our suite of membership services. The IEA will continue to benefit from Marie’s experience and contribution to the organisation.”

David Carthy, President of the Irish Exporters Association commented: “I am honoured to be appointed President of the Irish Exporters Association. As the voice of the export industry in Ireland, supporting the growth and development of its members, there has never been a more important time for the organisation. Today, the world operates within a complex political and economic environment, which is why the expert advice and assistance provided by the IEA is so vital. As President, I look forward to helping members seek new opportunities and diversify in a post Brexit environment.”

Irish Exporters Association’s Council Members:


For Further information contact:

Roisin Coleman


Tel:  01 642 4172

About the Irish Exporters Association:

The Irish Exporters Association is the leading voice of exporting and international trade in Ireland, helping create the necessary environment to support internationally trading companies. We provide a set of highly relevant business services and products to assist our members with international trade:

  • Represent and inform our members on the key issues and trends affecting them.  Brexit and the Diversification of Export Markets, Trade Compliance, Climate change & Sustainability and their impact on Irish Exporters are at our core.
  • Trade compliance: provide practical training including customs awareness, GDP, AEO, Certificate in International Trade; and assistance with export and import compliance, route to market, and general trade and supply chain issues.
  • Business Visa and Export Documentation Services

Knowledge Networks: our Export Industry Awards programme celebrates the achievements of exporting companies and highlights the importance of the Export Sector. We drive thought leadership, networking and excellence through its Alumnus Programme. Our Export Series support members to: understand the key and emerging issues, explore new markets, route to market and supply chain challenges.