Ibec group Retail Ireland will announce the appointment of a new director after the forthcoming Budget, Retail Intelligence has learned, following the departure of Stephen Lynam from the role.
Lynam commenced his new role as special advisor to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohue TD, earlier this week.
It is not the first time he has worked in a government context, having previously held the role of policy officer within Fine Gael, prior to joining Ibec in 2008.
RI understands that Frank Gleeson, Retail Ireland chairperson, will act as spokesperson for the group until a new director is named.
Elsewhere, Stonehouse chief executive Tom Shipsey has been named as the new chairperson of Concern Worldwide, having held a seat on the charity's governing Council since 2009.
Commenting on his new role, Shipsey said, "I am very grateful for the support of my fellow Council members who will play an important role in facilitating the success of Concern over the next year. Concern has a strong track record in making a real difference to the lives of the world’s poorest people and I am really looking forward to working with our team to make sure their efforts at fighting global poverty continue to have a transformative and lasting impact.”
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