A Word of Thanks

A word of thanks

Tomorrow morning, June 15th I hand over the office of President of the Irish Hospitality Institute to Brian Bowler FIHI. Brian has held the Deputy President role since 2019 and has been a wonderful counsel and support to me over the past 2 years. I wish Brian and all the incoming board 2021-2023 the very best of luck with their work ongoing.

I have been very proud to lead the IHI since 2019, the experience has only increased my passion and admiration for this industry and all who work in it. I am in awe of the resilience the industry has shown especially during the past 18 months.

I would like to thank the outgoing board 2019-2021 along with the National Executive officer Tina Maree MIHI and Cynthia O Neill, Membership and Events Executive and of course all the Institutes wonderful Members, Fellows, Patrons and Business Partners who have been so supportive of our work.

Thank you to all of you for affording me the privilege of leading the Irish Hospitality Institute over the past 2 years. 2019- 2021 has been a learning curve for us all, and we have had to dig deep!

Being your President throughout this time has been a terrific experience for me. Thank you most sincerely for that opportunity.

Oonagh