THE MANAGER of Limerick Civic Trust is to step down from the position after four years at the helm to take up his new position as chief executive of Limerick Chamber, writes Anne Sheridan.
Dr James Ring, an environmental and analytical chemist, who studied at the University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology, and is now completing his MBA in UL, will succeed Dr Orlaith Borthwick, who acted as interim CEO of the Chamber since September last, following the departure of Maria Kelly.
In a statement released by the trust, they said that Dr Ring has resigned and will officially leave the trust on February 6. David Deighan, chairman of the trust, thanked and acknowledged Dr Ring’s “significant contribution” over the past four years to the trust’s work in the city.
“James Ring’s leadership of the trust has made very positive differences to the trust and our city during the past four years. In that period he initiated and managed successfully many important and significant projects which have added to the conservation and historical treasures of the city.
“The city’s original Gasometer at the Gasworks of Limerick City was restored and is now a permanent exhibit at the College of Art and Design; the Ryan Gallery of Limerick People and the Carroll Collection will form the centrepiece of a new medieval city visitor centre in the Bishops Palace on Kings Island; walkways have been developed around Kings Island and the North Circular Road adding significantly to the environmental beauty of the city; community led initiatives were supported at Ballinacurra, Weston and Kings Island; the conservation of the Chapel at Mount St Lawrence’s Cemetery has commenced.”
“Indeed Dr Ring’s local knowledge and influence were important assets he brought to the trust’s work.”
He wished him continued success as he moves on to his new job. The trust will now begin the process to recruit a new manager.