Meet the Team

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MEET THE TEAM - #MakingItHappen

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Valerie Kelly – A/Head of Enterprise

Valerie is a qualified business professional with 20+ years’ experience working at managerial level primarily in the areas of enterprise development, business consultancy, client relationship management, commercial lending and business banking.  In her current role as a/Head of Enterprise she is responsible for the operational management of the LEO Galway team providing supports to micro/small businesses. This includes the overview of all applications for LEO funding, budgetary management, regulation/compliance responsibility, stakeholder management and client engagement. As part of the wider enterprise ecosystem, Valerie works collaboratively with stakeholders and state agencies by contributing to enterprise policy at local, regional, and national level.

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Caroline McDonagh – Senior 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.


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Stephanie Colombani - A/Senior Enterprise Development Officer


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Eoin Connaire – 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.


Ann Marie Costello - A/Assistant Business Advisor

Ann Marie manages our Trading Online Voucher Scheme.

Noreen Donohue - A/Business Advisor

Arianna McDonagh - A/ Assistant Staff Officer