Center Parcs has announced the appointment of Daragh Feighery as the first General Manager of Center Parcs Longford Forest, near Ballymahon, County Longford.
Feighery becomes the company's first employee in Ireland and will be the most senior role at Center Parcs Longford Forest.
He joins Center Parcs from Aramark Ireland, where he has been Operations Director Northern Europe since 2006, with responsibility for the implementation of Aramark’s strategic and operational business plans.
Commenting on Daragh’s appointment, Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Daragh to the Center Parcs team. He brings with him a wealth of industry experience in Ireland as well as the drive and personality that are crucial to the role of General Manager at Center Parcs."
As General Manager his main responsibility will be to oversee the safe and successful operation of Center Parcs Longford Forest, which will include the 1000 employees and approximately 2500 guests per break. Feighery will also work closely with the local community once operational to ensure that Center Parcs remains a long term, sustainable partner within County Longford and the wider Midlands region.
He will spend much of the next 15 to 18 months working in the UK to fully understand the Center Parcs business before returning to Ireland in time for the start of the main recruitment campaign and opening of the Longford Forest in 2019.