The Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, the leading business networking organisation in the Irish Australian community, has welcomed new leadership and a refreshed board of directors as it continues to cement its reputation for delivering quality programs, events and trade delegations across Ireland and Australia.
Jeff Doyle, a well-known Melbourne-based senior executive, has joined the board as President and Chair, and brings with him over 25 years industry experience, including more than 10 years in C-Suite roles across Australia.
Jeff replaces outgoing President and Chair David Greene, a Brisbane-based lawyer and the Chamber’s first non-Victorian President.
Speaking at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, Mr Greene said that the Chamber had grown significantly in recent years and had launched and grown successful mentoring programs and the Emerald female leadership development program, as well as the Irish Australian Business Awards which is held annually in Sydney.
“I am most proud of our focus on diversity and inclusion - making sure that our Chamber represents the whole Irish Australian community in all its diversity. I’m particularly pleased that we have grown our female membership from less than 18 to more than 46 per cent,” Mr Greene said.
Mr Doyle said it was a tremendous honour to join the Chamber at this point in its journey and looked forward to continuing to build the legacy of the Chamber for the benefit of future generations of Irish Australians.
“I have been the Chair of the panel of Judges at the Irish Australian Business Awards in recent years, so I know the depth and breadth of talent that exists in our community. It’s great that the Chamber has created a space where that talent can be showcased. I look forward to continuing to build on our success,” Mr Doyle said.
Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Barry Corr, said that 2023 promises to be a significant year for the Chamber in both Ireland and Australia.
“Our year kicks off in Dublin in January with our Australia Day Lunch, followed by our annual series of St Patrick’s Day corporate lunches in Australia where we will host about 2,000 people from coast to coast. We will lead a business delegation to Ireland in June and deliver the Irish Australian Business Awards in Sydney in October. In between these set pieces, we will continue to deliver our mentoring and leadership programs, as well as our suite of networking events for members,” Mr Corr said.
Jeff Doyle - President (Executive Director at ARRB, Melbourne)
Stephanie Lyons - Director (Chief Risk Officer, EISS Super, Sydney)
Ronan Powell - Director (Principal, Powell Business Leadership, Sydney)
Brendan Long - Director (Legal Practitioner Director, Celtic Legal, Brisbane)
David Greene - Outgoing President (Lawyer, Queensland Government, Brisbane)
Mark Black - Outgoing Vice President (Principal and Studio Leader, Architectus, Perth)