Yvonne Connolly, CEO Ireland, Carne Group was appointed as Chair of Irish Funds at the Irish Funds Annual General Meeting which took place this morning, Thursday 9th May in Dublin. Yvonne takes over from Brian Forrester (Deloitte) and will act as Chair for the next 12 months. In her role as Chair Yvonne will represent Irish Funds around the globe promoting Ireland as the preferred domicile for investment funds.
Speaking at this morning’s AGM Yvonne said: “It is a huge honour and privilege for Carne and for me personally to be taking over as chair of Irish Funds. I’d like to thank my fellow Council members for electing me. Last year we spent some time as a Council looking at the strategy of the association which resulted in an updated mission statement. We will work together to achieve this under the pillars of Advocacy & Influence, Promotion and Preparing for the Future, as well as the current focus on our Brexit Response. I’m very excited about what we can achieve together in the year ahead. I would like to thank Pat Lardner, CEO Irish Funds and the entire team at Irish Funds for their fantastic work over the past year and I look forward to working with them more closely in the year ahead.”
The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is the representative body for the international investment fund community in Ireland. Founded in 1991, Irish Funds represents fund managers, depositaries, administrators, transfer agents, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the international fund services industry in Ireland.