Maree Gallagher, Of Counsel, Covington and Burling LLP, has been appointed President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce at our Annual General Meeting. She has previously served as the Chamber’s Vice-President from 2020 to 2022 and is the first woman president to serve as President.

Speaking on the occasion, Maree said that “It is no secret that Brexit has created many, many challenges for British and Irish businesses doing business with each other. Our hope at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce is that through ongoing dialogue, we will assist companies struggling to navigate this complex landscape, and pave the way for sustained growth in both markets.”

She added that “Given the economic headwinds economies across Europe are facing and the close economic ties between the UK and Ireland, this assistance has perhaps never been so important. As well as helping to foster those ties, I intend to use my time as President of the Chamber to help companies focus on the growing need for genuine ESG compliance. And as the Chamber’s first woman President, I will seek to ensure my appointment helps empower women in business.”

At the AGM the Chamber also appointed Jeanne Kelly, Founding Partner of Browne Jacobson Ireland, as our Vice-President, and Daire Keogh, President of DCU has been appointed to our board.