Breege O’Donoghue New Chair DCCoI
4th January 2017
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., recently announced the appointment of Breege O’Donoghue as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI).
Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for over 37 years. She has also previously served on the Boards of the Irish Post Office and the National Airports Authority and was Chairperson of the Labour Relations Commission for 7 years.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. O’Donoghue said: “I have been impressed by the significant achievements of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in strategically developing the design and craft industry as an innovative, dynamic and vibrant sector. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and the talented team at DCCoI in ensuring that the contribution of the design and craft sector to Ireland’s economy and culture is recognised, valued and supported.”
Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland said: “I warmly welcome the appointment of Breege O’Donoghue as Chair of our organisation and look forward to working with her on the strategic development of Ireland’s design and craft sector. Breege’s experience in international markets in particular will be invaluable as we chart our course for the coming year in order to reap the benefits of ID2015 and ensure the necessary supports are in place to maintain momentum and exploit opportunities to grow the sector.”