We are very excited to announce the new appointments for the Ireland West Board. New Chapter Chairs, Tara Flynn and Deirdre Hynes are a dynamic duo who have been involved with the Ireland West Chapter for some time now and we are delighted to have them step up to the role with the hope of continuing to expand our growing chapter. Also, congratulations to our new Vice Chair, Sophie Long, who we are sure are going to bring a new vibrancy and energy by coming onboard!
We would like to thank Paddy Tamplin for his years of dedication and commitment to BITA Ireland West Chapter as a remarkable Chapter Chair, having kickstarted the Ireland West Chapter in November 2019 during a very precarious and difficult time of lockdowns and restrictions. Paddy's energy and enthusiasm are commendable and we would like to take this opportunity to wish Paddy every success in his future projects and have no doubt that Paddy will always be there to give BITA members a helping hand or words of wisdom.
Joint Chapter Chair, Tara Flynn, has been a long term member of BITA in Ireland, firstly as a board member of the Dublin Chapter and now as Chapter Chair of the Ireland West. Tara is extremely experienced and we're sure that their years as Director of Paul Flynn Construction will prove invaluable to the board.
Similarly, Joint Chapter Chair, Deirdre Hynes, has a vast experience in financial services, corporate business development, and more recently the recruitment sector. Working at Irish Jobs.ie, their skills include connecting companies with people and candidates with career choices by utilising their experience, while keeping up with trends in the market, both at home and internationally; which will be indispensable to the chapter.
Our new Vice Chair, Sophie Long, is an Apprentice Auctioneer & Valuer with a passion for property and growing their network with the belief that "your network is your net worth". They are working in the property sector with BV Real Estate, a company specialising in commercial Letting, Sales & Valuations. From attending BITA socials with her father when she was just 16 years old, we are honoured to have her as Vice Chair of the board to support the continued development and expansion of the BITA community.
We are very much looking forward to the contribution Tara, Deirdre and Sophie will make to enhance the Ireland West Chapter as Chairs and Vice Chair of the Board, and for BITA as a whole!