Waterford Chamber Elects New President

Waterford Chamber has elected its new president. Kathryn Kiely co-owner and Director of Glazik Ltd., was elected to the post at the chamber’s AGM in the Granville Hotel. She takes over the role from the outgoing president, Paul Nolan.

Kiely has worked closely with Waterford Chamber as a member of the Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Committee, the Executive Committee and as a board member. Prior to her current role, she worked as Head of Industry Services in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

Addressing Waterford Chamber members, she said: “One thing which we are all certain of in business, is that change is the only constant. In Chamber over the last year we have had many discussions with our members on what they see as the key challenges. While challenges in business can be very specific to the day, sector or size of your company, there are a number of common themes which now prevail or are predicted to be challenges in the coming years. These include access to a skilled workforce and talent required now and for the workforce of the future; our susceptibility as an open economy having to face factors such as Brexit, impact of changes in US economic policies, EU regulation, introduction of disruptive technologies which fundamentally change established business models and ensuring the competitiveness, attractiveness and vibrancy of Waterford as a location for companies to provide sustainable employment and quality of life.”

Pictured above: Kathryn Kiely co-owner and Director of Glazik Ltd. and newly-elected President of Waterford Chamber