Limerick chamber confirms departure of CEO Dr James Ring

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Limerick chamber confirms departure of CEO Dr James Ring

Dr James Ring will leave Limerick Chamber in June

Dr James Ring, CEO of Limerick Chamber, is to leave the organisation later this year it has been confirmed.

He has been appointed CEO of the Limerick-headquartered international consultancy company Ingenium TC following his departure in June.

Ingenium TC provides a range of industry programs domestically and internationally in the development of people, culture, leadership and strategy within organisations.

Operating in 12 countries globally in a variety of sectors, including technology, pharmaceutical, professional services, telecommunications, construction and the public sector, as well as with global businesses in the energy and resource sectors.

Dr Mary Shire, President of Limerick Chamber, commended James Ring’s contribution to the Chamber during his time as CEO.

“James has been an excellent CEO.  He has built a strong team and leaves the Chamber in a very positive place. In his time he has significantly strengthened the Chamber as a representative and support organisation for business in Limerick and the region. We wish him the very best in his new role,” she said.

Among the highlights of Dr. Ring’s tenure as CEO of the Chamber are the roll out of the corporate partners programme, the regional leaders programme and the successful lobbying campaign for the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway.

Reflecting on his time with the Chamber Dr. Ring said, “It’s with a heavy heart that I announced my departure as CEO.  I have enjoyed the role immensely and have been lucky to have worked with great boards, outstanding Presidents in Catherine Duffy, Northern Trust and Ken Johnson, from PWC and a really dedicated and enthusiastic team within the Chamber,” he said.

“I have been fortunate also to have taken up this role during a period of very significant advancement for Limerick. There has been a record level of inward investment and jobs into this city and region over the past three years and much of that is down to an outstanding spirit of collaboration here between all the key stakeholders, among them Limerick City and County Council, Shannon Group, Shannon Foynes Port Company and our third level institutions,” he added.

A recruitment process, headed by Maurice Carr, Partner at BDO, has been put in place to identify a new CEO for Limerick Chamber.

“There is a wonderful opportunity for the next CEO to build on what the Chamber has achieved under James’s leadership and to make a significant contribution to the economic development of Limerick and the region. To deliver on this, the new CEO will require strong business leadership, networking and relationship building skills with the key stakeholders locally and beyond. The ability to prioritise and promote the important policy issues relating to the region will also be an essential requirement,” said Dr Shine.