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Minister Coveney Announces Two Appointments to the Board of Enterprise Ireland

Minister Simon Coveney has announced the appointments of Michael Carey and Terri Moloney to the board of Enterprise Ireland. Carey will take the position as the new Chairperson replacing the current chair, Terence O’Rourke and Moloney replaces Helen Ryan as a board member. O’Rourke and Ryan’s terms of office ended in July.

Welcoming the appointment of Michael Carey to the position of Chair, Minister Coveney noted the significant leadership experience Carey will bring to the role. He has extensive experience in overseeing State bodies, having served as Chairman of Bord Bia, and the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance and is the current chair of the Housing Agency.

Minister Coveney said, “I am delighted to appoint both Mr Carey and Ms Moloney to the board of Enterprise Ireland. Both possess the requisite skill set and experience in terms of corporate governance and business leadership to deliver in this critically important role. Their combined experience will be a huge asset to the board. I look forward to working with Mr Carey and Ms Moloney as Enterprise Ireland continues to take a leadership role in supporting the growth of a vibrant, resilient, sustainable, and regionally balanced economy.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Terence O’Rourke again, for his commitment to and leadership on the board over the last 10 years and to Helen Ryan, former board member for her dedication and contribution to the board of Enterprise Ireland.”

Michael Carey is co-founder and Executive Chairman of East Coast Bakehouse, Ireland’s only commercial scale biscuit producer. He is also co-founder and Chairman of The Company of Food, a specialist food investment business.

Terri Moloney is an accomplished business leader achieving outstanding results across diverse functions and industries in Ireland and abroad. She has worked across people and culture, strategy, operations management, governance, leadership, and sales leadership in multiple sectors including ICT (information and communication technology), construction, medical devices, fast moving consumer goods and health care.

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