Board & Executive
Chairman / Board Member
Éamonn not only has a long history in business development but also in community advancement. He is a past President of Wexford Chamber, past Director and Interim CEO of Wexford Art Centre, and served on many Wexford based voluntary organisations. Initially working in the area of food science, he later joined his family business, Wexford Glass Company and grew it and its workforce substantially to establish Wexford Viking Glass, where in 2007 he successfully exited as Managing Director.
Vice Chair / Board Member
Eleanor has been involved with WEA from the beginning and has been at the fore of the expansive development of the organisation ever since. Her dedicated work in the community development of Wexford began initially through her involvement with the Wexford branch of Junior Chamber, Wexford Festival Opera and the National Opera House.
Treasurer / Board Member
Colin is currently Microsoft’s Senior Director of Global Customer Lifecycle Operations responsible for leading the implementation of the company’s Tele Sales Operations and Commercial Cloud transformation. This includes managing the sales operations, customer retention, customer lifecycle management and recurring revenue business.
Secretary / Board Member
With an international banking career in the UK and South Africa for twenty years, Ann brings to the WEA board her solid experience of senior roles across the disciplines of governance, risk, and global client relationship management, coupled with extensive multicultural and multi-market exposure.
Past Chair / Board Member
Philip is the current chairman of the Freight Transport Association Ireland and is also founder and director of PDBS Solutions, which focuses on advising family-run businesses and independent companies to plan, optimise and develop their companies. Previously he acted as Operational Manager for Berendsen, UK after serving as CEO of Celtic Linen, Wexford for 27 years.
Brendan is a consultant engineer in international manufacturing with over thirty years’ experience. With California Pellet Mill, an Iowa based machinery manufacturer, he was manager of the European manufacturing division in Wexford. Brendan lectures extensively in the area of physics.
Dr. David Dempsey is an original co-founder of Salesforce Europe bringing Salesforce into Europe in 2000. As well as Country Leader and General Manager at Salesforce Ireland, David is Salesforce’s Senior Vice President for EMEA Corporate Relations and sits on the Salesforce European Leadership Team.
Dr Grainne Pinaqui
Senior Partner in The Faythe Medical Centre in Wexford town. Grainne plays an active role in local Continuing Medical Education (CME) and has been a past treasurer of the local faculty of the Irish College of General Practitioners. Previously she has also served as secretary to Co. Wexford Clinical Society.
Group Chief Executive
In his position as Chief Executive, he nurtured and supported the creation of over 100 SME companies employing over 1500 staff throughout Co. Wexford and alongside with a number of semi-state organisations and local authorities, is currently involved in the regional economic development for the Southeast. He is recognised nationally for his pioneering work in social enterprise development.
Group Operations Officer
With over 20 years’ experience specialising in Operational and Project Management, Liz Breen is Operations Officer. With an extensive background in Information Management and Data Protection, Liz has been responsible for the assessment, implementation and delivery of some of Irelands largest and more complex Data Management contracts.
Wexford Enterprise Association Chairpersons
Fr. John McCabe 1986-1989
Fr. Hugh O’Brien 1989-1994
Niall McConnell 1994-1998
Tom Williams 1998-2012
Philip Scallan 2012-2017
Éamonn Murphy 2017-present