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Connacht Hospitality Group Appoints Two New Directors

By Robert McHugh
Connacht Hospitality Group Appoints Two New Directors

The Connacht Hospitality Group has announced two new additions to its board of directors, which will include group operations director Wayne Neilon and group finance director Brian Lynch.

These appointments coincide with the Connacht Hospitality Group’s strategic plan to broaden its footprint and enhance its services.

In a statement, the company noted that it plans to explore new opportunities and grow its presence in both existing and emerging markets.

Wayne Neilon

Meath native Neilon has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, eight years of which have been with the Connacht Hospitality Group.

Neilon has overseen the group’s expansion since 2017, in his role as group general manager.


His operational experience is complemented by the skills learned in executive and strategic management programs from Cornell University.

Brian Lynch

Lynch has been with the group for the last six years and holds a number of board positions, including non-executive positions with Helplink Mental Health, based in Galway, and New Music Dublin.

The Clare man holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UG, and he is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, an alumnus of the Timoney Leadership Institute, and an executive business coach.

‘Pivotal Role’

“I am delighted to welcome both Wayne and Brian to the board, and they have played a pivotal role in the growth of the group in the last number of years,” said CEO Peter Fitzgerald.

“They both bring a wealth of experience and strong leadership skills and will be instrumental in guiding the Connacht Hospitality Group to new heights.”