Leadership Change at Shannon Chamber Human Resources (HR) Forum

Erin Hooban, Group HR manager with Enva, the newly appointed chair of Shannon Chamber’s HR Forum.

Shannon Chamber is delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Hooban, Group HR manager with Enva, a leading provider of resource recovery and sustainability solutions to customers in Ireland, UK and Scotland, as chair of its Human Resources (HR) Forum.

Ms Hooban has significant experience working within manufacturing environments and is vastly experienced in interacting with a diverse range of clientele from business leaders to operations including a global HR team.  She has been a member of the Chamber’s HR Forum since its formation in 2017 and replaces Caroline O’Brien chief people officer with Shannon Engine Support (SES) Ltd., who held the chair in 2022.

Shannon Chamber’s HR Forum comprises senior HR practitioners and HR directors representing the multi-sectoral base of companies in the region, who are tasked with leading out on HR strategy within their organisations, exploring emerging HR and sectoral trends and identifying strategic HR challenges within their organisation. The purpose of this Forum is to create the space, time, and an environment to support the thinking, reflection, sharing of ideas, best practices, and planning for the future of strategic HR.

The Forum, which meets four times a year, enables peer to peer learning and sharing through a structured process designed to support the ability to pivot HR strategic priorities. It supports HR leadership networking opportunities for members and encourages challenges and being challenged in a safe environment to identify and capture key elements of HR strategy to inform future HR planning.

Commenting on the appointment, Shannon Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “Ms Hooban has the ideal credentials to steer the HR Forum in 2023. She is conversant with strategic and operational HR activities and will use her unique leadership skills to take the Forum on a new trajectory.

“With issues such as gender pay gap reporting, employee retention, learning and development, wellbeing, workforce management, new technologies and the general employment market forecasted to be top of the agenda for HR managers in 2023, the Forum will have lots to discuss in the year ahead,” Ms Downes added.