CEO of the County Kildare Chamber – Allan Shine is supported by a full time administration team, servicing member’s needs and representing their interests at county and national level.
To work with central and local government, businesses and community groups to provide information, support and the framework that will enable businesses and their employees to reach their potential in Kildare.
Chief Executive Officer
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The Chief Executive is responsible for the operational activities of the Chamber, working with the President and the Executive Committee in developing the overall strategic plan of the Chamber and coordinating its implementation. Allan oversees the day to day running of Chamber which has a membership of 380+ businesses in Kildare who in turn employ 37,000 employees in the county. Allan sits on numerous committees within the county as the key business representative in Kildare on behalf of the Chamber. Allan is passionate about Kildare and ensuring that the voice of Kildare businesses are heard locally, nationally and internationally.
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Jennifer Forster joined the Chamber team in November 2015 as the Membership and Events Manager. She was previously the Corporate Sales Executive of Carton House Hotel. Jennifer’s responsibility is to support and assist the growing membership of the Chamber through an array of our activities that include events, seminars, workshops and business briefings that add value for all members. Jennifer also heads up all the Chambers marketing & communications activity, as well as being the point of contact for our online cert of origin service.
Rachel Cooke joined the team in October 2019 as our Business Development Manager, having worked in the digital consultancy sector, and lead generation with international corporate businesses for over 9 years.
Rachel’s responsibility is to support and grow the Chambers membership.