Sligo Chamber Staff

Aidan Doyle – CEO Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Aidan is a board member of several organisations collaborating with a range of state and semi-state agencies in the region and regularly leads on business development delegations both nationally and internationally. Aidan holds a Bachelor of Business degree from IT Sligo as well as a number of qualifications from the Institute of Bankers.

Aidan is skilled in the areas of:

  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Communication
  • Business Strategy


Geraldine Courtenay – Skillnet Network Manager

Geraldine joined Sligo Chamber in 2016 and has many years’ experience working with teams in the areas of Communication & Supply Chain Management.

As Skillnet Network Manager, Geraldine works closely with companies to identify their current and future skills needs.

Geraldine is Skilled in the areas of :

  • Project Management
  • Strategy
  • Event Management
  • Communication

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Business Degree from IT Sligo
  • Higher Diploma in Project Management from the Technical University of Ireland, (QQI Level 8)
  • Certified Project Management Diploma (Institute of Project Managers Association)
  • IPMA Level D International Professional Accreditation (PMBOK)

In 2019 Geraldine took part in the EU European Funding Programme hosted by the Leuven Institute Belgium.


Mary Harty – Business Development & Events Manager

Mary joined Sligo Chamber in 2011 and currently holds the role of Business Development & Events Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • A member of the Chamber Industry Group where sitting on several sub-committees.
  • Responsible for developing an engaging programme of events and sponsorship opportunities both internally and externally for Chamber Members
  • Part of the membership services team, managing the diverse Chamber membership from new member sign-ups, with a strong focus on engagement to ensure all members are maximising value from their membership.
  • Responsible for the legalisation of export documents, certification of certificates of origin and other commercial documents

Prior to joining Sligo Chamber Mary worked as a Legal Executive with a number of Solicitor Firms.

Mary’s areas of expertise include:

  •  Communications
  • Event Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Public Relations


Olive Devlin – Finance & Administration

Olive joined the team in 2019 having worked in the financial sector for many years. Olive is a credit professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked in various management roles in the international, business and retail banking sectors including Commerzbank and Rabobank.

Olive is a Qualified Financial Advisor and holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice from University College Dublin.



Alan Mc Gowan

Alan joined the Chamber team in 2016. Having worked as a consulting engineer for over 15 years, Alan decided to reskill in the areas of Business, IT and Office Administration.

Alan holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and continues to upskill in Business and IT Supports.