The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee

Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet is guided by a steering group of Irish hotel and guesthouse industry leaders. The Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet Steering Group meets approximately six times each year to provide strategic direction and guidance for enterprise-led learning and development opportunities.

The Steering Committee


Michael Magner
Owner, Vienna Woods Hotel, Cork

Tim Fenn


Tim Fenn
Chief Executive, Irish Hotels Federation


Orla Murphy
HR Manager, Slieve Russell Hotel

Steering Committee Members

Bernadette Randles, Owner, Randles Hotel

Deirdre Staples, Talent Learning and Development Specialist,  Trigon Hotels

Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, Director  – Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

Trevor McCarthy, L&D, The iNUA Collection

Denyse Campbell, General Manager, Maldron Dublin Airport

Dervla O’Neill, Learning and Development Network Manager, Irish Hotels Federation Skillnet

Martin Mangan, General Manager, Carton House

Orla Murphy, Human Resources Manager, Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club

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