Frankie Whelehan has been elected as the new Chairperson at Triskel Arts Centre the 2016 AGM on Monday 20 June.
Whelehan is a leading figure in Cork business, having worked in hotels since the late 80s. He founded and operated Choice Hotel Group until its sale in early 2016. At its largest, Choice Hotel boasted 24 hotels in its portfolio. In April this year, he purchased the Montonotte Hotel. Whelehan also heads up is First Choice Purchasing LTD, which delivers procurement solutions to its clients. He is on the board of the Fáilte Ireland Business Tourism Forum and is a founder of the Daisychain Foundation, which provides hotel breaks for families of children with disabilities.
Paying tribute to outgoing chairperson Liam Ronayne, Whelehan said “I am very honoured to be taking over from Liam, who chaired Triskel through the most ambitious development in the history of the organisation. I am delighted that Liam will remain on as a board member and continue to offer his expertise to us.
“Cork is known as a city that promises a different experience, and you certainly find that at Triskel Arts Centre with its incredibly concert hall in a beautifully restored Georgian Church.” Whelehan added.
“Triskel has gone from strength to strength since it first opened nearly four decades ago, and has really made its mark in the city as a sophisticated cultural institution. I look forward to the next couple of years where the organisation will build on its enduring success.”
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