The Importance of Tourism to Ireland

The Corporate Governance Association of Ireland epartnedr with Tourism Ireland for our recent breakfast briefing which explored some of the key issues that need to be addressed in relation to governance in the overseas tourism sector.

The interactive session was moderated by James Kavanagh, Chairman of the CGAI and addressed by Shane Clarke, Director of Corporate Services & Policy, Tourism Ireland and the panellists were:

Ray Dolan, CEO of Safe Foods and acting Chair of the North South Pension Scheme

Donal Reddington, Department of Transport Tourism & Sport

Jim Flannery, International Tourism Consultant, former INED & Vice Chair of Tourism Ireland

Discussion Topics included:

  • Importance of Tourism to the island of Ireland economy
  • Importance of corporate reputation
  • The Governance framework in which Tourism Ireland operates
  • How we give assurance to multiple sets of stakeholders