Maggie Timoney has been appointed Managing Director of Heineken Ireland.
She succeeds David Forde who was appointed Managing Director of Heineken's UK operations in May.
A fifteen year veteran of Heineken. the Ballina woman previously served as Chief People Officer at Heineken USA (since 2010), during a period that saw a significant turnaround in its business.
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In her prior role as General Manager of Heineken Canada (2006-2010), she drove substantial growth of the brand, resulting in Canada becoming one of the brand’s top ten markets in the world.
A former captain of the Irish Women’s National Basketball Team, Maggie is a graduate of Iona College, New York, receiving both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees.
Based in Cork since 1856, the Heineken brewery employs over 500 staff and had a turnover in 2012 of €464million. It's Irish portfolio includes Heineken, Beamish, Murphy's, Coors Light, Amstel, Fosters, and a full range of specialty beers, which includes Desperados, Paulaner, Moretti, Sol, Tiger and Zywiec.