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Eleanor White named new chairperson of Wexford Enterprise Association


New chairperson of WEA Eleanor White.

New chairperson of WEA Eleanor White.

New chairperson of WEA Eleanor White.


Wexford Enterprise Association (WEA) has elected Eleanor White as its new chairperson. Eleanor has been involved with WEA since its formation in 1986 and was one of an ambitious group of Wexford people who sought to address ways to combat the extraordinarily high unemployment rate in the area at the time. Since then, Eleanor has been at the forefront of the expansive development of WEA.

Her dedicated work in the community development of Wexford began initially through her involvement with Junior Chamber, Wexford, an international leadership training organisation which encourages young people to participate in social and economic development. As the Wexford branch President, Eleanor was pivotal in bringing the European Conference to Wexford. Ultimately, she went onto become the National President and served for a time as an international officer for the European Jaycees.

Eleanor is a current board member of the National Opera House and is a former board member of Wexford Festival Opera. She is also director of a local community childcare facility.

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Eleanor is trained as a speech therapist and, having received her degree at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) in London, she returned to Wexford to become the first full-time speech and language therapist in the county.

Eleanor takes over from Eamonn Murphy, who held the position of Chairman since 2017, and is looking forward to carrying on his work with the Association’s CEO and team of dedicated and talented individuals.

In addition to the change of Chair, Colin Browne becomes the organisation’s Vice-Chairman, having previously acted as WEA’s Treasurer. Colin is currently Microsoft’s Senior Director of Global Customer Lifecycle Operations responsible for leading the implementation of the company’s Tele Sales Operations and Commercial Cloud transformation. Further details about the Voluntary Board of Management of Wexford Enterprise Association are available on www.weaireland.ie/board-executive.