Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM - #MakingItHappen

BREDA 2018

Breda Fox - Head of Enterprise

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Caroline McDonagh – Enterprise Development Officer

Caroline has a background in philanthropy, festival organisation, marketing and Public Relations. Caroline is a Marketing Mentor and runs our networking sessions, specifically organised for the Craft, Food and I.T/Tech sectors, she goes to great trouble to make sure the topics, speakers and subjects are of interest to the clients. She is also involved in many of the Local Food & Craft Fairs, Food Festivals, GMIT and NUIG Strategy competitions that the LEO subsidises.



Gillian Slattery - Senior Enterprise Development Officer

Gillian's role involves business development and advice, programme development, training and research for client requirements, event and budget management



Valerie Kelly – Business Advisor

Valerie has a background in business consultancy, banking and finance. She is a qualified financial advisor, and as business advisor in the LEO, she provides advice and guidance to people that come to us who are starting their own business, already running an existing business or simply just have a business idea. Valerie also assesses clients’ business plans with their applications for financial assistance and present our recommendations to the committee level for sanctioning. Her role also involves event coordination, strategic development of enterprise activities and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Galway city and county.



Diane Gallagher – Client Support

Diane’s main role is in Client Engagement Management, Project Management and Event Management. She also deals with our mentoring programme.


EOIN 2018

Eoin Connaire – Assistant Business Advisor

Eoin is the longest serving member of the team, having worked with the Galway County and City Enterprise Board. Eoin looks after our client base organises many of the administration functions of the office.



Lyndsay Considine – Marketing and Communications

Lyndsay comes from a journalism background, having spent five years in the busy Galway Bay FM newsroom as a senior journalist/reporter. She manages the LEO’s social media accounts, website and monthly newsletters - and is also involved in event coordination and PR. Lyndsay’s day-to-day work involves engaging with clients and potential clients online and generating publicity for upcoming events.