Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Kenneth Deery

    Kenneth Deery

    With a strong background in banking, finance and tourism, allied with his Corporate MBA and project management experience, Kenny was appointed CEO of Galway Chamber in July 2019.

    Throughout his working life, and in varied voluntary roles in his native Achill, Kenny has consistently built partnerships.

  • John Brennan

    John Brennan

    John is CEO of WestBIC and has accumulated over 20 years experience working with startups and scaling SMEs in the West region. John previously held the position of Financial Controller, WestBIC, where he specialised in the provision of financial modelling support to startups seeking seed capital from Enterprise Ireland and the wider Business Angel and investment community. John has also led WestBIC’s involvement in a number of EU innovation initiatives and works closely with EU BIC colleagues across Europe, including the European Business Innovation Centre Network (EBN) based in Brussels.

  • Caroline Cawley

    Caroline Cawley

    CEO and board member of itag (Innovation Technology AtlanTec Gateway) since 2002, Caroline leads Ireland’s largest industry-led community of indigenous and multinational technology companies along the AtlanTec Gateway, Ireland. Itag is a thriving community of technologists, innovators and influencers. With a 20-year history, itag members are leaders in tech collaboration, connecting through networking events, tech talks and social events.

    Caroline is the promoter of itag Skillnet which provides member companies with upskilling opportunities for leadership and future skills development, ensuring innovative training and development activities for engineering and ICT staff.  Itag Skillnet is the largest tech network and last year trained in excess of 3,000 staff.

    Extensive experience in industry engagement, Caroline is co-founder of the AtlanTec Festival – a global technology festival along the AtlanTec Way,  co-ordinator of Western Region Cyber Ireland Chapter, promoter of itag’s Teens in Tech, Digital Women and an entrepreneur.

  • JP Gilmartin

    JP Gilmartin

    JP is a Partner-in-Charge at RDJ LLP. JP represents a broad range of clients, both Irish and international, in a variety of industry sectors in connection with a range of corporate and commercial legal matters.

    Prior to joining Ronan Daly Jermyn, JP worked as a solicitor in the corporate and commercial department at a leading Dublin firm.

  • Enda McGuane

    Enda McGuane

    Enda is a Business Leader, Director, Property Development and Management Professional. He is a highly experienced senior manager and real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors with a continuous focus on learning and innovation.