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Newry Chamber Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Newry Chamber is delighted to announce that after a thorough interview process, Tony McKeown has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Tony will take over from Colm Shannon, the current CEO, who is leaving the post in August 2021.

President of Newry Chamber, Emma Mullen-Marmion said:

“We are delighted to have appointed Tony as our new Chief Executive Officer. He brings a wealth of local, national and international marketing and business experience, which will be a real asset to our Chamber, our members and the local business community in the Greater Newry Area.”

“It is important that the Greater Newry Area is well positioned to recover from COVID-19 and Tony’s skills and experience will help the Chamber work with the local business community to maximise the potential of the area.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tony McKeown said:

“I am honoured to be taking up the CEO position within the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade. The organisation was first established over 200 years ago. So, it has a long and proud history of promoting the Greater Newry Area as a prime business destination and supporting local enterprises to prosper.”

“The Chamber has played such an important role in helping businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working to ensure their members’ voices were heard and that they received the required support from government.”

“I believe Newry is already a great place to live in, work in or visit but there are so many exciting developments planned for the area. It will be fantastic to watch the city evolve through this regeneration programme.”

As Chief Executive Officer, Tony will be responsible for delivering on the Chamber’s strategy to promote the area as a premier destination for retail, tourism, investment, entrepreneurship and employment.