County Wexford Chamber Announces Paula Roche as New CEO

County Wexford Chamber is delighted to announce the appointment of Paula Roche as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 11th March 2024. With a background in senior leadership and delivering customer solutions, Paula brings a wealth of experience in driving business growth to the Chamber.

A Wexford native, Paula’s previous roles include Managing Director of Consumer Solutions at Equifax Ltd, the global consumer credit reporting agency. In that role, Paula’s responsibilities encompassed strategic management of revenue and expenditure, while driving cross-functional delivery across product, marketing, change and sales.

Working at the top-tier level in the financial and tech sector in London, Dublin, and Wexford, Paula has spearheaded critical regulatory programmes, implemented large-scale digital transformations, and led the product development lifecycle from design to launch.

Aligning with Strategic Vision

Paula’s appointment comes at a pivotal time as County Wexford Chamber embarks on its “Sustainable Prosperity for All” mission, as outlined in its Strategic Plan. Her leadership will be instrumental in advancing the Chamber’s strategic objectives, which include:

  • Promoting sustainability in business and the wider community, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Representing and growing membership, ensuring the voice of County Wexford businesses is heard at all levels.
  • Advancing economic development in County Wexford by showcasing it as a centre of business excellence and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Encouraging tourism, culture, and the nighttime economy, working to enhance County Wexford’s reputation as a vibrant destination.
  • Supporting workforce development and education initiatives, collaborating with educational institutions to nurture talent within the community.

Exciting Chapter for County Wexford Chamber

Paula Roche, County Wexford Chamber CEO
County Wexford Chamber CEO Paula Roche pictured with Chamber President Lorcan Kinsella.

Lorcán Kinsella, President of County Wexford Chamber, expressed enthusiasm for Paula’s leadership, stating, “Paula’s appointment marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for the Chamber. We are confident that, under her leadership, County Wexford Chamber will continue to champion the interests of its members while contributing to the economic vitality and community wellbeing of County Wexford.”

As the newly appointed CEO, Paula Roche expressed her commitment to delivering on the goals outlined by the Chamber. “I am really looking forward to implementing the Chamber’s purpose to connect, support, and represent the vibrant business community of County Wexford. My own leadership style is focused on collaboration and inclusivity, delivering results, and building strong relationships with stakeholders. With the support of the Board and the Chamber team, I am energised about the exciting year ahead for County Wexford, including transformational projects such as Trinity Wharf and SETU Wexford Campus, plus the boost that Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will bring to the business and wider community of our county.”  

About County Wexford Chamber

County Wexford Chamber is dedicated to promoting and supporting business growth and development within the region. As an advocate for the business community, the Chamber works tirelessly to foster a thriving economic environment that benefits all stakeholders.