Shannon Chamber announces the appointment of Stephen Keogh, managing partner of Sellors LLP, as its new president. Mr Keogh succeeds outgoing president Mary Considine, chief executive, Shannon Group plc, who served a two-year term as president.
Mr Keogh is a commercial lawyer who spent 5 years with international Law firm Eversheds-Sutherland before returning to the Mid-West region in 2009. He also holds a degree in Accounting & Finance from Trinity College Dublin. Now managing partner of leading Irish Law firm, Sellors LLP, with offices in Limerick and Dublin, he sits on numerous boards and committees and he advises in a variety of business sectors. Stephen lives in Clonlara, County Clare with his wife Pippa and four young children.
A director of Shannon Chamber since 2012, he has held the positions of company secretary and latterly vice president before acceding to his new role as president. As a director he has worked closely with Chamber CEO Helen Downes and brings a combination of his professional expertise and his broad practical business experience to his role as president.
Making the announcement on behalf of the board, Shannon Chamber CEO, Helen Downes said: “The selection of Mr Keogh as president is a natural progression in his tenure as a board member. His guidance and contribution as a director has been invaluable and his cumulative wealth of experience will enable him to steer the board as we work to deliver on a very wide range of programmes to benefit our 300 member companies and the region as a whole. He is the first president to assume the role via a virtual board meeting, given the current requirement to work remotely. I look forward to working with him remotely in the short term and hopefully in person in the medium to long term.”
Shannon Chamber has also selected Eoin Gavin, managing director, Eoin Gavin Transport as vice president.