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Directors

David Walsh

Current Chamber President David Walsh is a Qualified Financial Advisor with over 23 years experience in the Financial Services Industry and runs his own Independent Financial Advisory Business nationwide, having previously worked with Canada Life, Field Financial, Holden & McEvilly Ltd and ACE Life & Pensions. David is a Director of Complete Financial Planning Ltd. t/a Better Finances. David’s philosophy in building long term relationships with clients is ‘going the extra mile’ and delivering quality service. He believes this is much easier to achieve working as an independent financial adviser with a ‘close knit’ team.

David is a Director of the Dungarvan Community Employment Scheme and is on the parent’s council of Glenbeg School.  David continuously works on behalf of the Dungarvan & West Waterford community and has a big picture view when leading Chamber activities.  David is a keen supporter of hurling, soccer and other sports and is currently Secretary of Dungarvan Utd and has been Chairman previously for a number of years, whilst also recently starting a Football For All club in Dungarvan. 

Vincent Pettit

Vincent is co-founder of Jitterbeans and 360 Cookhouse, two award-winning eateries in the heart of Dungarvan.  With extensive experience in hospitality and catering, in both Ireland and abroad, Vincent has opened and operated a variety of hospitality businesses in conjunction with his brother and business partner, Michael, for over 30 years.  He has been a director of Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber for over 15 years and has twice represented business interests in West Waterford in the position of Vice President of the Chamber.  Vincent is married to Evelyn and has 4 children.

Vincent is a former member of the Town centre Management Group and has a genuine interest in assisting Dungarvan and the surrounding area grow as best it can. Vincent is strong on the message to shop local and is very active in the Chamber Shopping Voucher Scheme which has grown exceptionally year on year since its inception in 2007.

Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh has 15 years experience within the construction industry. He is the Managing Director of AerHaus Ventilation, providing a host of mechanical ventilation solutions to trade and retail markets. With over 3,000 installations completed to date Stephen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to every project.

Representing a dozen manufacturing partners from seven different countries, he is no stranger to international trade. Indoor air quality is at the centre of everything he does and he frequently visits international industry fairs, sourcing the latest and most advanced residential ventilation technology for the Irish market.

Stephen is target driven, customer focused with a keen eye for quality and value.

Stephen is also Chairman of the Irish Ventilation Industry Association (IVIA), a national organisation which promotes awareness and proper deployment of ventilation technology within the Irish new-build and retrofit market.

He is married to Karen and they have three children. He regularly reminds them that every day is a school day and lives by the same ethos himself.

Stephen is keen to build relationships Nationally & Internationally that will benefit the economy and environment in which we live.

Ann Marie Rossiter

A past president of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber and 18 years a Chamber member, AnnMarie is the owner of family run business Capitol Cleaners on O’Connell St, Dungarvan, operating since 1958. Chairperson of Dungarvan Tidy Towns since its foundation AnnMarie is also a member of the Dungarvan Town Centre Management Group and Director of the CMT (Chamber, Museum & Tourist Office ) Community Employment Scheme. AnnMarie is also a trustee of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust which brings young people with special needs to Lourdes each Easter.

It has been great to observe the advancement of Dungarvan as a tourism destination and progression driven by the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber.

Diarmuid Ryan

Diarmuid Ryan is an Independent Hogan Associate for Leadership and Talent Consulting.

Diarmuid brings decades of experience to global human resources, and is recognized in multiple continents for developing leading edge talent management practices including competency frameworks, performance/potential matrixes, personal growth plans, executive coaching and leadership development programs. In particular, Diarmuid is known for his ability to resource, identify and develop high potential employees, and serve as a trusted and influential coach to CEOs and colleagues. Throughout his career, Diarmuid has remained passionate about learning and development of people. As a result, his Talent Management and Executive Coaching experience is extensive.

Diarmuid holds an MA in Manpower Development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the University of Westminster, London, and a business degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He also holds a certificate in Leadership Coaching and is certified in the Hogan Assessments and the KF Lominger ‘Suite’ including 360 VOICES, FIRO-B, CPI, Bar-in-EQ, Strong, 16PF, TKI, and MBTI. Assessments.

Diarmuid is delighted to be part of the Board of the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber as he loves being involved in development and realises the potential of West Waterford.

Eugene Tobin

Eugene has experience of more than fifteen years in the cinema industry. It started out as a manual process and moved to a new digital era, where SGC Dungarvan were first to use an abundance of new technologies to bring new innovations in cinema to Dungarvan and from there to all cinemas in Ireland.

Eugene has a BSc Hons Cam and a Diploma in Digital Marketing, manages teams in 4 locations in Ireland and is also a Director of the CMT (Chamber, Museum & Tourist Office) Community Employment Scheme. Eugene also enjoys being part of a steering group for the promotional initiative for the Irish Language in the area promoting Dungarvan as a service town for the local Gaeltacht. Eugene also has a keen interest in Tourism and is active selling Dungarvan & West Waterford as a tourism destination.

Oren Little

Oren’s day job is Studio Manager with TOTEM; A Branding Agency based in Dungarvan and working with national clients such as Cork Airport, Cork Chamber, Boston Scientific, EirGen Pharma, Trocaire, Dogs Trust, Waterford Greenway, Failte Ireland and Cliff Hotel Group.

Previously in VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow, Oren was Marketing & Engagement Manager. Her role was responsible for public engagement across multiple platforms to facilitate experiences within visual art.

Oren has a wide-ranging understanding of all media platforms and has worked in Arts PR for national and international touring productions, and as marketing consultant to festivals and production companies.

Oren is delighted to apply her skills to the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber because she is aware of how fortunate she is to be living and working in such a great place.

David O’Connor

Whilst the story of Dungarvan Paints & D.I.Y. only began in 2012 David’s interest in the construction industry stemmed from a very young age.
Having benefited a vast knowledge from the family business he then moved on to further his training in the hardware industry.

Over the 25 years his interest in Logistics, Customer Service and Problem Solving grew further which inspired him to open his own business.
The experiences he has gathered led him to become a Director at Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber where he offers assistance , especially to start- ups, having built his own business from the ground up, he is always on hand to offer support.

An active committee member of Dungarvan Tidy Towns, the environment and our association is very important to David. Shop local is a culture that is also very important to David and something which he is very passionate about and can explore and promote through his involvement with the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber.

Regina Mangan

Regina Mangan a Limerick native, founded Bookaroom, Waterford’s very first property Management company in 1997.  The business saw exponential growth in its 20 years of operation which led to the extension in 2015 into property sales and the establishment of Liberty Blue Estate Agents. Regina is passionate about personal and business development. Regina’s Qualifications include auctioneering, Blue Book valuer, Facility management, Lean six sigma, Train the trainer and certification in introduction to passive housing and insulation.

A proponent of Corporate Social Responsibility, Regina is involved in many important community initiatives in Waterford, Darkness into Light for Pieta House, Waterford Rotary, former Ambassador for Waterford City Council, business mentor for the Waterford Chamber of Commerce Leadership Programme, Judge for SE Young Entrepreneur of the Year, former member of the LEO grant evaluation committee. Awards include, best social contribution -LEO Awards 2016, AIB Best Small Business at the Waterford Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017, SE Marketing Institute Brand of the year 2011, SE Business woman of the year, runner up 2009.

Living in An Rinn, Regina wants to contribute her skills to ensure Dungarvan & West Waterford thrives.