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Outgoing Wexford Chamber of Commerce CEO Fiona Lewis

Outgoing Wexford Chamber of Commerce CEO Fiona Lewis

Outgoing Wexford Chamber of Commerce CEO Fiona Lewis

'A perfect storm' start for County Wexford Chamber has seen its CEO and President resign within a matter of weeks and a scramble to get interim replacements in place at a time of unprecedented challenges for around 450 Chamber members.

CEO Fiona Lewis resigned last week, her resignation following that of former president Sean Reidy, along with two directors of the fledgling chamber: Adrian Twomey and Cllr. Diarmuid Devereux. Ms Lewis said she resigned for family reasons, having taken up the role - which is understood to come with an €80,000 wage packet - in January.

Mr. Reidy confirmed in June that he had stepped down from his voluntary role as Director and President of the organisation which represents business interests in Wexford, New Ross and Enniscorthy. Chamber board member Willie Fitzharris has been appointed chairperson of the organisation, effectively taking over as president and a deputy CEO is due to be appointed this Friday at a meeting in Wexford.