Leadership in Time of Crisis
Join us for our lunch time chat with Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland. Paul has successfully led Failte Ireland through an unprecedented challenge to the tourism sector in Ireland.
This session is not to be missed if you want to gain an insight into organisational and sectoral leadership in a time of crisis. Marketing has played a critical role in Fáilte Ireland’s response, so for marketers this is a unique opportunity to hear Paul’s perspectives.
Paul is leading Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, through the deepest crisis ever for our country’s tourism industry and our largest source of employment. His work is to ensure survival, enable reopening and reimagine a different future post-Covid.
The future will build on Fáilte Ireland's previous successes including the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, the Dublin brand refresh and The Gathering. Those innovative, exciting brands platform every part of our country internationally and at home. Paul’s leadership has led Fáilte Ireland to be listed in the top 20 best large organizations to work in and is the only public sector body on this list. In 2020 Paul was named as Ireland's Most Trusted Leader by Great Places to Work.
Before his appointment as CEO of Fáilte Ireland Paul held several management and marketing leadership roles. Raised in a small retail family business he began his career with Procter & Gamble UK. Paul then went on to senior executive positions with Diageo Ireland, Aviva and the UCD Smurfit Business School. He was involved in developing some of the most iconic and best-known Irish and international marketing campaigns.