New and notable appointments at EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, Kinetic Ireland and HTEC Ltd

Business | Thu 18 Jul | Author – Business & Finance

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments this week at EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, Kinetic Ireland and HTEC Ltd.

Dr Patrick Greene OBE, FSA, Museum Director and CEO

EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum.

EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum based in Dublin’s Docklands has announced Dr J. Patrick Greene OBE, FSA as its new Museum Director and CEO starting in September 2019. Earlier this month EPIC was voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the 26th annual World Travel Awards, Europe’s most prestigious global travel industry accolade.

Dr Patrick Greene, newly appointed Museum Director and CEO at EPIC, the Museum of Irish Emigration.

With extensive experience in the museum, cultural heritage and tourism sectors, Patrick was a Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester from 1983 – 2002. From 2002 he was CEO of Museums Victoria for over 15 years which went on to  become the largest and most-visited encyclopedic museum in Australia comprising Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks Museum, Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building world heritage site.
Currently, Patrick works as a consultant in the fields of cultural heritage and tourism and has published numerous papers on archaeological, cultural heritage and management topics.
Neville Isdell, Founder of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, said,
I’m delighted that Patrick will be taking on this new role. Under his leadership, the work EPIC does for its visitors, for the Irish diaspora and with the Irish State Departments will undoubtedly grow  in significance. His broad knowledge of the museum world, his commitment to community involvement and his leadership abilities – not to mention his warmth and energy – make him the perfectly well-rounded director to lead EPIC into its next exciting chapter serving the museum’s visitors and the Irish community both at home and abroad. I would like to applaud Mervyn Greene and his team for the very strong foundations they have put in place since we opened in 2016, which led to EPIC being awarded Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction 2019 at the recent World Travel Awards. Mervyn will continue to work as Managing Director of CHQ (where EPIC is based) and focus on our significant development plans for the building.”
Speaking about his new role Patrick, whose father emigrated from Co Clare before World War II, said,
I am honoured to lead EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum at a defining moment in the life of this exceptional and young institution. I look forward to building on the solid foundation established by my predecessor, working with the museum’s talented team, the Dublin community and the diaspora at large to continue to champion the story of emigration, and chart the path to deeper, more meaningful audience engagement. We will work together to realise fully EPIC’s mission and to continue the exceptional growth in visitor numbers.”

Karena Twohig and Chris Murray join Kinetic Ireland. 

Kinetic Ireland, the Out of Home (OOH) mediaagency, announced two key appointments this week: Karena Twohig as Account Manager and Chris Murray as Account Executive.

Karena Twohig, Account Manager, Kinetic Ireland.

Karena Twohig will oversee the creation and implementation of effective Out-of-Home media campaigns for a wide range of clients. With a track record in digital marketing, prior to joining Kinetic she worked on a number of digital marketing campaigns for Bord Gáis Energy across their social media platforms. Karena holds a M.Sc. in Digital Marketing from Michael Smurfit Business School.

Chris Murray, Account Executive, Kinetic Ireland.

As an Account Executive, Chris Murray will be responsible for managing and supporting a number of key accounts. He was previously an Account Executive with CKSK, the Digital Creative Agency. Chris holds a M.Sc. in Advertising from Dublin Institute of Technology.

HTEC expands Sales Team with four new hires. 

HTEC, a leading developer and supplier of point of sale, payment and loyalty systems announced four new sales team members last week.

David Wright joins as Account Manager within the HTEC payments team after 10 years at Suresite. During his time at Suresite David oversaw the growth of card processing which exceeded £2 billion of bank cards by 2017 and onwards. David is an experienced manager with over 30 years’ experience in the payments, EPOS and fuel industry.

Andy Keeling joins as Business Development Manager. Andy comes from an IT and Business background , and has sold in-house developed EPOS solutions to a range of retail sectors including Charity, Mobility, Builders Merchants and DIY/Hardware stores.


New hires at HTEC

Gareth Millinship also joins as Business Development Manager with over 25 years in consultative sales and business development in the IT Sector. Gareth has extensive experience in the areas of modular business management solutions for retail warehousing and supply chain, stock and order management, intelligent management reporting and head office accounting solutions.

Andy Regan joins as Account Manager responsible for the existing ab-initio customers. Andy has worked in the Telecoms, IT and software industry for over 35 years, the last 20 years in account management and business development roles. His most recent ERP experience included managing several leading multi and omni-channel retailers, including several luxury goods brands.

David Mackay, HTEC CSO commented:

These are exciting times for HTEC and we are very pleased to welcome each of our new team members. It’s great to see our already strong team being strengthened by these new appointments. We look forward to continuing to support our customers and seeking out new opportunities throughout 2019.”