West Cork Committee

Ciara Lucy

President

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Ciara is the Managing Director of Spearline Risk & Compliance and 2019 President of Network Ireland West Cork. Known for her work hard and have fun ethos, Ciara is a superb manager adept at instilling a positive work culture, motivational thinking and achieving exceptional results. With over 15 years senior management experience at multinationals including Voxpro, Capita and PGi, as well as an extensive background in the hotel industry, Ciara is a seasoned and highly respected professional. A Skibbereen native, Ciara is delighted to work in with such a dynamic organisation in the heart of West Cork where Spearline Risk & Compliance is at the forefront of data protection solutions.

 

Sarah Abbott

Vice President

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Sarah Abbott is an award-winning Executive and Team Coach with extensive experience in coaching, group dynamics, leadership readiness and human resources.

With over 30 years’ experience in HR, Sarah has had a front row seat at some extraordinary talent transformations in several major corporations, such as Apple, EMC and EY. Sarah spent the last 15 years leading global HR teams to create, stimulate and disrupt thinking, practices and tools on Executive Development, Talent Strategies and Individual Readiness.

A proven business leader, Sarah is known for her energy and down the earth approachable nature – an engaging, authentic and passionate coach who brings fresh thinking and challenge. Sarah’s deep and varied toolkit provides a structured methodology, tailored to the individual with the flexibility to ‘dance in the moment’.

Adrienne Harrington

Ex Officio

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Adrienne took up the post of Chief Executive of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen in September 2017, leaving Dublin after 25 years to move to West Cork. Prior to that,she was responsible for digital and data protection policy in the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office).  As a civil servant for many years, Adrienne worked in a number of Government Departments, as well as being Chief Executive of the Psychological Society of Ireland for a number of years, and spending time in Namibia as a development worker with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).

Adrienne is chair of the South West Region Action Plan for Jobs Steering Group, appointed by the Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation.

She was the first President of the West Cork branch of Network Ireland which was established in March 2018.

Adrienne has a Doctorate in Governance from Queen’s University Belfast, as well
as a Masters in Business Studies from the UCD Smurfit Business School.

Orla Clancy

PR Officer

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Orla Clancy is a Senior Account Manager at AM O’Sullivan PR and PRO at Network Ireland West Cork. She has ten years’ professional experience gained through consultancy and in-house roles. Orla has a strong background in PR, media relations and stakeholder management. She has a keen interest in business development and networking.

Michelle Ryan

PR Coordinator

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Michelle Ryan is the PR Coodinator for Network Ireland West Cork

Caroline Leonard

Website Officer

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Caroline is a commercially-driven marketer with 16 years experience gained in the software, education and construction industries in Ireland and the UK.

Caroline is currently a Marketing Manager at Spearline, a technology company based in Skibbereen, West Cork.

Prior to joining Spearline, Caroline was a Head of Marketing at Pearson UK in London which had a strong focus on leadership, external communications, lead generation and cross-company working.

Caroline has a Bachelor of Commerce with a marketing specialism and a Master’s in Business Studies in Marketing from NUI Galway. Caroline is also an associate member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Violet Hayes

Communications Officer (Ezine)

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Violet has over 40 years of nursing and midwifery experience in both hospital and community setting and was a Director of Public Health Nursing Services for several years.  To complement her nursing career she undertook a BSc and is a adjunct senior clinical lecturer in UCC and a Fellow of RCSI.  She worked nationally on policy ensuring quality standards for home care.  Currently working  in consultancy re recruitment and HR investigations.
Violet was Irish Team Manager at the World Under 23 Rowing Championships on two occasions.

Kate Wycherley

Communications Officer (Ezine)

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Kate Wycherley is owner manager of Celtic Cottages in Rosscarbery, West Cork. Celtic Cottages is a family-run business of self-catering holiday homes in Rosscarbery. It is comprised of 12 traditional cottages which have 3 bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 guests, situated below the main square of Rosscarbery and 9 Bay View Houses, which have 2 bedrooms, accommodating up to 5 guests, they overlook the town with magnificent views of the Bay.

Sheila Munroe

Social Media Officer

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Sheila is known for her high energy, passion and vibrancy for life. A doting Mum, wife and entrepreneur with a thriving business in the health and wellness field.  She has a knack for healthy living and makes “having it all” look easy.

When she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in 2006 it inspired a healing journey that would ultimately lead to her greatest blessing & motivate those around her.

Sheila is now trailblazing the Mumpreneur path and will show others how to crack the balance code for mums to have it all and thrive!

Yvonne Cahalane

Social Media Officer

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Maeve Buckley

Membership Officer

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Anna Healy

Database Membership Coordinator

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Creative and flexible as an experienced Business and Executive Coach, Anna supports professionals to create opportunities where previously none existed.
Anna is the founder of FlexWell, which supports to companies developing Flexible Working and Remote Working policies and practice into their business, through Consultation, Coaching, Training and Wellness enhancement.