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Great National Group announce the appointment of Dermot Kelly to the board
He will also take on the role of Group Commercial Director where he will oversee the hotel management division
 Tue 10th May 2022

The Great National Group are delighted to announce that Dermot Kelly has been formally appointed to the board of Great National Hotels and Resorts Group.

David Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, The Great National Group said of the appointment, “Dermot who is a graduate of GMIT and a hugely respected Hotel Operator of over 20 years, has been appointed as Group Commercial Director, where he will oversee our hotel management division and take his seat as a director of the Group in advising on all areas of our business.”

David went on to say that Dermot's expertise, vast experience, exceptional knowledge of the industry, all aspects of hotel ownership and management will be a great addition to the group.

“The leadership shown by Dermot in heading up our task force at Great National so successfully during the pandemic, alongside his role as Chairman of the Shannon Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation, in tirelessly helping colleagues during that time, was just extraordinary and we look forward to his great expertise in supporting the companies very strong growth plans over the coming years” continued David Byrne.

Responding to his appointment Dermot Kelly said “I am delighted to take on the role as Group Commercial Director and to be appointed to the board of Great National Group. I am looking forward to supporting our existing hotel properties and joining an exceptional group of very talented and experienced people throughout the Group.

We and all the industry are operating in very challenging times and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, critically with recruitment and the increased costs of operating the business, so to continue to develop, retain and grow our teams will be key to how we deliver the overall customer experience.”

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